Check out the highlights and recap of the 2018 Poppy Appeal Launch event!
This year we are focusing directly on service-related mental and psychological injurie...s - the most prevalent type of wounding facing today's Veterans.
75% of New Zealand’s veterans with mental health injury, including PTSI, are under the age of 45.
Willie Apiata VC, Mike King, and Minister Ron Mark were amongst our esteemed guests.
Ema from Deans Rover Crew in Christchurch. Celebrating Student Volunteer Week!
Our final Student Volunteer profile for the week comes from Ema Williams, a Rover with Deans Rover Crew and Cub Leader at Holmes Park Scout Group.
Thanks again ...to ALL student volunteers out there - you rock!
"I volunteer to give back to my community. Not only for the joy it gives others, but also for the joy it gives me. Being away from home can be tough, but being in a group of other youth who can give so much to others allows bonds that are almost as strong as family. It gives me a sense of belonging and pride in who I am. Being a student is hard, but giving back when you can is super rewarding. Some advice would be to get out there and give it a go, it's a great way to find a new side to yourself and make some life long friends."
Jaime from Victoria Rover Crew Wellington. Celebrating Student Volunteer Week 2018!
Next Student Volunteer profile we'd like to celebrate is from Jaime Hutton. Here's what she has to say about volunteering:
"Volunteering with SCOUTS New Zealan...d has given me the opportunity to have a great number of experiences I never would have dreamed possible, from adventurous activities to travelling the world. As a Rover and Venturer Leader I get the chance to give back to my local community on a weekly basis, and have met a whole heap of incredible people along the way. Being an intern in the SCOUTS office has allowed me to gain a whole new set of skills and experiences and allowed me to work closely with the organisation in a different capacity. I'd highly encourage everyone to get involved with volunteering in their communities. Even if it's only an hour or two a year, there's so many opportunities out there for all different types of people, and it's an incredibly rewarding experience."
Photo: Caitlin Weich, Jaime Hutton, Tom Hutton
Liam from Victoria Rover Crew Wellington. Celebrating Student Volunteer Week 2018!
Our next Student Volunteer is Liam Dick, from Victoria Rovers in Wellington.
Here's what Liam says about student volunteering:
"Volunteering is unique in that i...t gives us all the same opportunities regardless of who we are. You don't need to be top of the class to plant a tree, an incredible leader to collect for a charity, or anyone particularly special to contribute to your community. You just need to have the drive, commitment and passion to improve the world around you bit by bit. Volunteering to me is doing my little part. Whilst it's improved many of my life skills, and appreciation for those around me and the position I am in, it's also made me realise that I don't need to be 'special' to make a difference. Being me and doing my own part when and as best I can is what volunteering is all about. Because those small contributions are what shape our community, country, and world."
Rovers actively promoting diversity in ScoutsNZ at Out in the Park. Great work Lower North Island Rovers.
The new Scout Youth Foundation website is now live. Check it out and learn about how you can support the Scouting Opportunity Fund to get more young people involved in SCOUTS.
It's fantastic to see more Rovers taking part in this programme offered by Rotary New Zealand.
The RYLA programme is run in various locations throughout New Zealand each year and offers a high energy intensive leadership experience for young adults.
The Rovers listed below recently attended the RYLA programme. RYLA stands for Rotary Youth Leadership Award and each participant had been awarded the opportunit...y to participate in the 5-day leadership programme for 18-24 year olds.
Most are fully sponsored by a local Rotary Club around the lower North Island.
Of the 43 participants 8 were Rovers! A big BRAVO to:
Emily van Voornveld
On staff was Olly Ewert, Liam Dick and John Williams
Go to the website below for more information about the RYLA programme
If you think Scouting is all about tying knots check this out!
ScoutsNZ helps children and young adults reach their full potential. Scouts develop skills includ...ing teamwork, time management, leadership, initiative, planning, communication, self-motivation, cultural awareness and commitment. We help young people to get jobs, save lives and even change the world.
Want to find out more? Message our page or call 0800SCOUTS!
Her Majesty The Queen shares some inspirational words in this year's Christmas message.
The New Zealand Scout Youth Foundation wishes all their members and supporters a happy Christmas.
The Foundation was established in 1991 to help ensure that Scouting is accessible to all young New Zealanders now and in the future.
If you're employed by Spark (or know anyone who is) here's a great way to donate to the Scouting Opportunity Fund.