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Mudslide Day

Annual Mudslide/Founder's Day Events - February 2018

In February each year, SCOUTS New Zealand celebrates their annual MudSlide Day - and Scout Groups across the country combine plastic with dirt and water to have a whole lot of fun.

Open to communities as a family day, MudSlide Day gives Scout Groups the perfect opportunity to invite their friends to share in the adventure of SCOUTS. The MudSlide is held every year towards the end of February, and is usually the same weekend at Founders Day.  Some of our regions run camps to celebrate Founder's Day and have mud/water slides at the camps.

We are currently updating the list below for our 2018 mudslide/waterslide or Founder's Day event near you, so come back soon to find out more!  


LEADERS:  We've added some useful Good Practice Guides to the SCOUTS New Zealand Member's website to assist leaders, planners and organisers with risk assessment for mudslides. 

>> Click here to view the Mudslide Good Practice Guides

Upper North Island


Waitoru Zone - Sunday 25 February 2018, Time to be confirmed

Founder's Day Picnic, sports and mudslide at Tui Glen Reserve

Please note that water restrictions have impacted the mud/waterslides available in this Region.

Central North Island


Eastern Waikato Zone – Waihi Mudslide - Saturday 3 March 2018, 9.30am to 3pm

Slides, a mud obstacle course, rope bridge and plenty of fun for all the family.
Behind the Waihi Gun Club, SH2 (1 km past Waihi Beach turnoff), Waihi - click here for Google Map


Waikato Zone - Saturday 24 February 2018 - 11.30 am to 3 pm

Glenview Club, Peacocks Road (St Mary's Scout Group), Hamilton (click here for Google Map)

TE AWAMUTU - To be confirmed

Gateway nearest to 242 Burns Rd (off Frontier or Managpiko Rds).  Sausages and cordial available for purchase.


Western Bay of Plenty Zone - Founder's Day Raft Race - To be confirmed

Tuapiro Point, near Katikati

Lower North Island


New Horizons Zone  – To be confirmed

Scoutlands Camp Site, Lake Wiratoa, Whanganui (click here for Google Map)


Rimutaka Zone Mud Slide - To be confirmed

316 Francis Line, Carterton


Kapiti-Coastal Zone - Sunday 25 February - 12 - 3pm

Pukerua Bay Scout Hall, Kotipu Place, Pukerua Bay - click to view details on Facebook event


Wellington Zone - Saturday 24 February - 10am to 3pm

Newlands Scout Hall, Spenmore Street (on reserve) Newlands, Wellington


Wainuiomata Mudslide: Saturday 24 February - 10am to 3pm

Old Wainui College, 106 Moohan St, Wainuiomata - click to view details on Facebook event


Belmont Mudslide: To be confirmed

Belmont Domain, Lower Hutt, Wellington.

Upper South Island


Pegasus Bay Zone, Sunday 18 February - 12.30 to 4pm

604 Marshlands Road, Ouruhia, Christchurch (click here for Google Map)

Port Hills Zone, To be confirmed

Halswell Quarry, Findlay Picnic Area

Torlesse Zone, Saturday 24 February

Rimu Park, Hei Hei, Christchurch (click here for Google Map)


Marlborough Scout Zone, Waterslides Day, To be confirmed

Taylor River Reserve near Henry Street Bridge, Blenheim (click here for Google Map)


Westland-Buller Zone, Mudslide, To be confirmed

1410 State Highway 7, Mawheraiti


South Canterbury Zone, To be confirmed

Atwill Park, Waimate

Lower South Island

Coastal Otago Zone: Founders Day Camp 23rd -25th February

Waiora Scout Camp, 450 Silverstream Valley Road, North Taieri, Dunedin (click here for Google Map)


South Otago Zone:  Founders Day Camp 23rd -25th February

Green Park Camp 10 Tolmei Rd Puerua  - (click here for map)


North Otago Zone (Founder's Day Event): Founders Day Camp 16-18th March

Awamoa Park.(click here for map) There will be a mix of on-site and off-site activities, including water activities at the harbour (by the Sea Scout den) and rock climbing on real rock faces on Devils Bridge Rd.


Murihiku Zone: Sunday 18th February

400 metres past the Fort Rose Cemetery, Fort Rose, Southland at Ross Fox’s property on the right, hot food will be on sale.