Welcome to Kelburn Scout Group!

Located in Wellington’s Botanic gardens the Kelburn Scout Group was founded in 1909 and is one of the oldest scout groups in New Zealand.

We currently run three youth sections: Keas, Cubs and Scouts.

Scouts meets on Monday nights from 6:30pm to 8:30pm.

Cubs meets on Wednesday nights from 6:00pm to 7:30pm.

Keas meets on Thursday nights from 5:30pm to 6:30pm.

Investiture in Patuna Chasm

When new Scouts join a Scout troop, they participate in an investiture ceremony where they agree to follow the scout promise and are awarded the group scarf and badges.

For our latest new member, Isabella, we did something different – held her investiture while on a trip walking through the Patuna Chasm. Normally we wear uniforms but this time we were wading through water up to waist deep and at one point had to swim – so we were definitely in our hiking gear!

This was a fantastic ceremony in an amazing environment – certainly a highlight of our trip. Welcome to 1st Kelburn Scouts, Isabella!



Bike Night

We are thrilled to have Matt and Paul in to help with the bicycling badge.

We covered the Aotearoa Cycle Trail. The scouts were fascinated by the ride from the Cape Reinga to Bluff.

Paul Kennett (with his brother) is the author of numerous books on bike trails and biking in New Zealand.

Josh Tabor awarded scouting Medal of Merit

1st Kelburn scout leader Josh Tabor has been awarded a Medal of Merit as part of the Founder’s Day celebrations. Medals of Merits are awarded to adult leaders who have made an outstanding contribution to scouting, generally for a period of more than ten years.

As well as being a 1st Kelburn leader, Josh is also the CEO of Scouting NZ. Prior to that he was the Group Leader of 1st Kelburn Scouts, a leader at Waikanae Scout Group, and a leader at 1st Karori Scout Group.