On September 12 the rejuvenated Mangawhai/Kaiwaka scout troop became not only the first to have a leader with a guide dog, but also the first to have a dog invested.
New scout leader Jenny Webb was presented with her warrant for the Kaiwaka group by group leader Bruce Ferguson, alongside her guide dog Angus.
At the same time Hannah Mills and Jade Tornquist, the troop’s first two scouts were invested and appointed as patrol leaders.
Other Scouts invested that evening were Holly Anderson, Loren Adams, Patrick Butler, Jessika Wintle, Daniel Taylor and Myra Wilson-Hiraka.
Assistant zone cub leader Hugh Fowlie and associate leader Warren Bunn were in attendance.
“Action-packed activities form the core of being a scout,” says Jenny, “encouraging young people to make their own decisions and to explore the world around them. Scouts commit to doing their best in everything they do, and to helping others, at the same time as learning valuable problem-solving and team-building skills.”
Now six weeks old, Mangawhai/Kaiwaka scout group is in need of ropes, light two-man tents in sound condition and tramping gear. Any support will be gratefully received.
If your are between Year 6 and 10 and interested in joining scouts, contact Jenny Webb via email email@example.com or 027 218 1920.
Scouts meet at 6pm on Thursdays during the school term at the Hakaru RSA Hall commencing October 17.
If you are interested in being a Kea, scout or cub leader contact Bruce Ferguson via email firstname.lastname@example.org or 021 431 254.