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Wenderholm Raft Camp – Feb 2022

Once again, we had our annual raft camp at the Schischka campground at Wenderholm Regional Park.  Our Venturers helped out by showing the new Scouts the ropes and some decent rafts were produced.  We got some practice in by rowing a very long way to the boat jetty and then ticking off some the Water…

Group Camp 2021

Our Keas, Cubs, Scouts and Venturers all got together for a great Group Camp at Schlaepfer Park. We did a range of traditional Scouting things, like orienteering, cooking over fires and making pioneering structures. We also had an awesome water fight, and a really good campfire.

Raft Camp – Feb 2021

The Sunnynook Scouts and Venturers had another awesome raft building camp at Wenderholm Regional Park We met up with a couple of other Scout groups and had an epic water fight with All Saints Birkenhead. We also had a practice raft build & race against All Saints Birkenhead and Calliope Sea Scouts. And finally a…

Anawhata Camp

One of our Venturers – Matthew – organised a camp for our Scouts at Anawhata Camp in the Waitakeres. We did a big hike to Piha for a swim & boogie board. It was a bit rough but we kept between the flags. The hike back up the hill was hard work. We also made…

Halloween Spooktacular Camp

Our Scouts had a good time at our Halloween Spooktacular camp at Makarau. It was organised by a couple of our Patrol Leaders and had lots of Scouty stuff like wood chopping, pioneering, fire lighting & cooking over fires. We also took the opportunity to go for a swim during a heavy downpour. Halloween involved…

Rangitoto Camp – July 2020

Our senior scouts spent a week camp on Rangitoto Island, staying at 1st Devonport Scout Group’s bach. First they walked to the summit and burnt some marshmallows, and walked through the lava caves. They also walked across to Motutapu Island. The Scouts had some fun kayaking, and they then braved the cold and went for…

Shakespear Camp – July 2020

14 of our Scouts braved the winter weather and went camping at Te Haruhi Bay. The camp was organised by one of our Scouts, to help earn her Chief Scout’s Award.We went hiking and built some pioneering structures.We also did our Chemistry badge—doing experiments on water purification and chromatography.The Shakespear Open Sanctuary Society had a…

Founders Day 2020

It was a great day for Sunnynook at the Zone Founders Day event at Brown’s Bay. Our Keas got first place in the sandcastle competition. Our Cubs got first place in the Sand sculpting competition. Our Scouts had 4 teams in the Raft building/race competition where points are awarded for construction skills, team work and…

NZ22 Scout Jamboree

20 of our Scouts joined with 16 Australian Scouts to form the Wandering Hippies Jamboree Troop.  We spent 10 days camping at Mystery Creek near Hamilton. The hippies all  enjoyed a great range of interesting  and adventurous activities, and made some great new friends.