About Us

Kirikiriroa & St. Peter’s Scout Group is a member of the Scouting Association of New Zealand, also known as Scouts Aotearoa New Zealand or Scouts Aotearoa.
We are one of 14 Scout groups in the Scouts Aotearoa Waikato Zone.

Kirikiriroa Scout Group Badge

The Kirikiriroa Scout Group Badge includes the fleur-de-lis of the World Scout Emblem at the centre. The founder, Sir Robert Baden-Powell, 1st Baron Baden-Powell called it the Scout badge.

“The scouts badge is the arrow head, which shows the north on a map or on the compass,” B-P wrote in 1907. “It is the badge of the Scout in the Army, because he shows the way : so, too, a peace scout shows the way in doing his duty and helping others.” The encircling rope from the World Scout Emblem symbolizes the unity and family of the World Scout Movement. The reef knot which cannot be undone no matter how hard it is pulled, is symbolic of the strength of world scouting’s unity and family,

The fleur-de-lis of the World Scout Emblem is yellow on a royal purple background. Yellow represents the bias binding of the Kirikiriroa Scout Group scarf and royal purple denotes leadership and service.

Scouts Aotearoa Waikato Zone Badge

The Scouts Aotearoa Waikato Zone badge shows the fleur-de-lis of the World Scout Emblem in green, representing the native bush and grasslands of the Waikato region, bisected by a Maori motif, representing our rich history.

Red, yellow and black elements represent the Waikato region’s distinctive colours.

Scouts Aotearoa represents about 16,000 youth members and nearly 5,000 volunteer leaders across Aotearoa New Zealand. As a member of Scouts Aotearoa, Kirikiriroa and Saint Peter’s Scout Group members are entitled to discount at outdoor and camping stores Kathmandu and Macpac.

Scouts Aotearoa is affiliated to the World Organization of the Scout Movement. The Scout Movement is the world’s largest non-formal education institution, serving more than 54 million members worldwide.
As St. Columba’s Scout Group, we were affiliated with St. Columba’s Catholic Parish in Rifle Range Road, Kirikiriroa Hamilton, and met in the parish hall from 1972.

We moved to 180 Grandview Road in July 2020. Youth members voted to change our name to Kirikiriroa Scout Group in August 2020. Kirikiriroa means “long stretch of gravel” in Māori and was the name of a Māori pa, or settlement, on the west bank of the Waikato River.
Kirikiriroa Scout Group partnered with St. Peter’s Scout Group in February 2022 to form Kirikiriroa and St. Peter’s Scout Group. Kirikiriroa and St. Peter’s Scout Group is twinned with the oldest surviving Scout Group in the world, 1st Newport Isle of Wight Scout Group (The Old Guard), in the county town of the Isle of Wight, UK. Kirikiriroa and St. Peter’s Scout Group is also a Duke of Edinburgh Hillary Award Unit.