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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 media@scouts.org.nz

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Joshua Tabor, Chief Executive
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Recent News:

Partnership to propel youth

The Duke of Edinburgh’s Hillary Award (the Award) and SCOUTS New Zealand are proud to announce an update to their partnership, which will give young people aged between 14 and 25 the opportunity to complete two prestigious youth awards simultaneously.

Under the updated Memorandum of Understanding, activities completed as part of Scouting’s award scheme may be cross-credited towards the achievement of The Duke of Edinburgh’s Hillary Award at Bronze, Silver and Gold levels.

“Scouts will gain twice the recognition for the efforts they put in,” explains Karen Ross, the Award’s National Director in New Zealand. “Being able to add the Award to their résumés will demonstrate to employers, education providers and others in the community that they have met an international standard in youth development.”

By working together, both SCOUTS New Zealand and The Duke of Edinburgh’s Hillary Award will benefit from the added reach of their respective award schemes, helping more young New Zealanders to reach their potential as a result.

“The Award programme is a natural fit with Scouting,” says Joshua Tabor, Chief Executive at SCOUTS New Zealand. “Our schemes are well-aligned, and our organisations have very similar aims and values, so it makes sense to work together. We both want to empower young people to lead lives that make a positive difference.”


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


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