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Hawke is a Sea Scout group, which has been based on the edge of Opoutukeha or Cox's Bay since 1928.
Sea Scouts are part of the World Wide Scouting movement and a branch of Scouting New Zealand with a specific emphasis on maritime activities. Sea Scout Groups operate in a similar manner to a regular Scout Group, with trained volunteer leaders (mainly parents) providing an interesting programme of varied activities organised in sections for different age groups.
The Purpose of Scouting is to contribute to the development of young people in achieving their full physical, intellectual, social and spiritual potential as individuals, as responsible citizens and as members of their local, national and international communities. Scouting is a voluntary non-political non-formal educational movement for young people, open to all without distinction of origin, race, or creed, in accordance with the purpose, principles and method which has evolved, from the concepts of Baden Powell & others, over the last 100 years.

The Ship at 55 West End Road is the home of Hawke, where the sections meet in the evenings during the School Terms. It is the second home on the same site, rebuilt after a fire in 1952.




All scout groups in New Zealand have a similar structure, lead by a group leader, who is supported by a group committee and group council. The group committee ensure the financial stability of the organisation and the continuation of reliable infrastructure. The group council is made up of all the leaders from all the sections and works to deliver a good programme within the scouting framework. Each of the sections delivers a programme relevant to the age group and progression between the sections is carefully managed in consultation with parents and section leaders. For more details please refer to the relevant sections.



The Group Leader of Hawke is Craig Whitehead, he can be contacted by Email or by phone on 360 0577 (Email preferred).

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