Education Policy | Post Primary | Preschool | Primary | Tertiary | Search

 

Volunteers Create Good Citizens!

2 December 2005

Volunteers Create Good Citizens!

Scouting NZ provides unique self-development experiences for young people throughout the country and this is only possible through the volunteer services of over 6000 adult volunteers. Scouting wishes to publicly acknowledge the service provided by all its volunteers on International Volunteer Day 5 December 2005.

There are great satisfaction and rewards to be gained from volunteering and although many parents now have reduced free time available to them there is no better way to achieve quality recreational time with their children than through an involvement with Scouting. Broad based activity programmes allow first time experiences of many outdoor pursuits, practical skills and teamwork.

Our youth are our future. Through their involvement in Scouting, thousands of young people and adults in New Zealand and over 28 million worldwide have learnt important values and enhanced their personal and leadership skills. This has helped them take active and contributory roles in their families, communities and working lives.

If we are to continue to teach and reinforce the right values in our youth for them to become good citizens of the future, we must as a nation understand, support and take part in their development. Scouting is always willing to accept responsible and wholesome adult volunteers to play their part.

ENDS


© Scoop Media

 
 
 
Culture Headlines | Health Headlines | Education Headlines

 
Legendary Bassist David Friesen Plays Wellington’s Newest Jazz Venue

Friesen is touring New Zealand to promote his latest album Another Time, Another Place, recorded live at Auckland's Creative Jazz Club in 2015. More>>

Howard Davis Review: The Father - Descending Into The Depths of Dementia

Florian Zeller's dazzling drama The Father explores the effects of a deeply unsettling illness that affects 62,000 Kiwis, a number expected to grow to 102,000 by 2030. More>>


Howard Davis Review: Blade Runner Redivivus

When Ridley Scott's innovative, neo-noir, sci-fi flick Blade Runner was originally released in 1982, at a cost of over $45 million, it was a commercial bomb. More>>

14-21 October: New Zealand Improv Festival In Wellington

Imagined curses, Shibuya’s traffic, the apocalypse, and motherhood have little in common, but all these and more serve as inspiration for the eclectic improvised offerings coming to BATS Theatre this October for the annual New Zealand Improv Festival. More>>

ALSO:

Bird Of The Year Off To A Flying Start

The competition asks New Zealanders to vote for their favourite bird in the hopes of raising awareness of the threats they face. More>>

Scoop Review Of Books:
Jenny Abrahamson's John & Charles Enys: Castle Hill Runholders, 1864-1891

This volume will be of interest to a range of readers interested in the South Island high country, New Zealand’s natural environment, and the history of science. More>>

 
 
 
 
 

LATEST HEADLINES

  • CULTURE
  • HEALTH
  • EDUCATION