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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

    Joshua Tabor, Chief Executive
    t +64 (0)4 815 9260


    Recent News:

    SCOUTS New Zealand launch te reo Māori Scout Law and Promise to celebrate Māori language week

    SCOUTS New Zealand are today launching a te reo Māori translation of their Scout Law and new Promises to honour Māori language week, 11-17 September 2017.

    After an extensive consultation, SCOUTS New Zealand launched English versions of a new Scout and new Kea Promise earlier in the year. The wording of the new Promises seeks to be more inclusive and holistic.

    >> Read full Press Release


    33 Million Scouts United on Scarf Day 1 August

    There are over 33 million members in the worldwide Scouting community – and 20,000 of them are in New Zealand. On 1 August, they will wear their Scout scarf to work and school to celebrate Scout Scarf Day.

    Are you a current or past member of Scouting? Dig out that scarf and wear it with pride on Tuesday 1 August as SCOUTS New Zealand celebrates Scout Scarf Day with our worldwide Scouting family.

    His Honour Judge Andrew Becroft, The Children’s Commissioner, will be wearing his scarf to show his support for the youth development work done by SCOUTS New Zealand. As a child, he was involved in Scouting as a Cub in Sea Scouts at Evans Bay, Wellington.

    >> Read full Press Release on Scoop


    SCOUTS New Zealand announces new Chief Executive

    SCOUTS New Zealand is delighted to announce the appointment of Joshua (Josh) Tabor as the association’s new Chief Executive. Josh joins SCOUTS New Zealand as Chief Executive on Monday 19 June.

    Stuart Francis, SCOUTS New Zealand National Chair said Josh’s understanding of complex organisations, leadership performance and development, and his involvement in Scouting all played a part in his selection.

    >> Read full Press Release on Scoop


    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


    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