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    News and Media

    We will endeavour to keep you updated here with the latest News and Media Releases related to SCOUTS New Zealand.

    If you have recent Scouting news to share that has been published in the media, please let us know by emailing nicola@scouts.org.nz

    Media Contact

    Niamh Lawless, Chief Executive
    t +64 (0)4 815 9260

    Media Reports

    Media Reports involving SCOUTS New Zealand are available on our Media Reports page.  Local and national media coverage is included, with many inspiring stories about the world of Scouting in New Zealand.

    >> View Media Reports 

    SCOUTS New Zealand Term Newsletters

    Every term we share a newsletter with our Members and Parents which includes recent stories, achievements, photos and from the Scouting community in a Term Newsletter.  These are all available to view on the Term News page.

    >> View Term Newsletters


    Scouts and Guides at lower risk of mental illness in later life – study

    "Researchers say programmes that help children develop self-reliance and teamwork may have lifelong benefits.

    Joining the Scouts or Guides in childhood appears to help lower the risk of mental illness in later life, a study suggests.

    Children who participate in the organisations – which aim to develop qualities such as self-reliance, resolve and a desire for self-learning – are likely to go on to have better mental health in middle age, the findings show."

    >> Read full article on UK Guardian website

    Fundraising Practices - Sector Magazine of the Fundraising Institute of New Zealand (FINZ)

    The Community and Fundraising Sector Magazine of FINZ published an article in March about SCOUTS New Zealand’s One Team approach, and how it led to fundraising success.

    >> Click here to read FINZ article, Part 1
    >> Click here to read FINZ article, Part 2

    SCOUTS New Zealand attains GSAT Accreditation

    The Scout Association of New Zealand has been certified as meeting the requirements of the Global Support Assessment Tool Towards Quality Scouting, demonstrating compliance with Best Practice requirements related to the following 10 dimensions:

    NSO-WOSM Institutional Requirements, Governance Framework (Constitution, General Assembly and National Board), Strategic Framework, Integrity Management, Communication Advocacy and Public Image, Adults in Scouting, Resources Allocations and Financial Controls, Youth Programme, Growth Potential and Continuous Improvement.

    The relevant Best Practice requirements are available on www.scout.org/gsat

    WOSM approves re-expression of Scout Law

    We are delighted to announce that the World Organisation of the Scout Movement (WOSM) has approved our re-expression of the Scout Law. This is the culmination of a long journey within SCOUTS New Zealand, including significant nationwide consultation with members and National Council approval.

    The new Scout Law

    The new Scout Law is comprised of three values derived from our previous Scout Law and supported by expected behaviours below each value (as shown in the image on the right).

    This will apply to all sections and replace the existing Cub and Scout Laws. Please note the Kea motto will remain unchanged.

    >> Read more about the new Scout Law