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Scouts Action on the Water

Scouts Action on the Water

400 youth, aged 10 to 18, are participating in the 28th National Scout Regatta in Porirua Harbour from the 29 December to 6 January.

19 contingents from across New Zealand from Whangarei to Bluff and a small group from Australia have come together for the triennial event.

“The National Regatta is an amazing showcase of nautical and boating skills”, said Sarah Turnbull, SCOUTS New Zealand’s Acting Chief Executive.

“We have 187 amazing adult volunteers supporting the Regatta”, said Regatta Chair, Randall Pavelich. “The local community has come onboard with the event, including generous support from Porirua City Council and Titahi Bay Intermediate School providing campsite facilities.”

Throughout the Regatta the Scouts will be competing in rowing, sailing, kayaking, swimming, seamanship and Ironman.

The Regatta is centrally catered by a team of volunteers with over 15,000 meals being prepared for the event. Participants will go through 64 loafs of bread and 120 litres of milk every day.

The Scouts will also get the opportunity to visit the National War Memorial to pay their respects at the last post ceremonies and explore the Great War Exhibition.


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