Christmas Parade 2014

We didn’t let a little rain dampen our spirits. Defending our 2013 (and 1993) crown we set up our cutter with a tent, campfire complete with glowing light and plenty of greenery. Great work all you keen kids and parents.

River Trip 2014

Today we rowed from Foxton to Foxton Beach. It’s ten k which, even at a leisurely pace that involved at times paddling with a cricket bat, was a fair hard slog. Needless to say the free lunch put on by those fine chaps at the Manawatu Marine Boating Club funded by the Landcare Trust (who had organized the day) was well earnt. We even saw a seal. Great teamwork was shown by the crew and top marks went to the young men who were on their first big boat trip.

Great results from the prize giving for Kotuku sailors, rowers and swimmers

Our skilful Scouts have taken out thirds in the aggregate points for Senior and Open cutter sailing, Open rowing and our Cubs got third in the swimming. Which made us the second most improved group on the lower North Island.
These certificates may not look like much unless you know what they represent. Our opposition are large groups which are sail on the sea most weeks in two terms. We are a tiny group with a lake that suits sailing about 4 weeks a year. We have further to go to regattas and we make a huge effort to get there. So a third place against these teams is a real victory for our group.
These are the prizes for the hard work put in by Paul and Chris and all the Scouts who have done us proud. Congratulations.



Pinewood comes to Levin

Not quite to the level of the Americans, but still fun. ‘Pinewood derby’ is an activity where cars are made of wood, decorated and raced by Cubs. We made our wheels out of an old tent pole and the cars were off cuts of 4×2. The Cubs seemed to love it and we struggled to drag them to flag down at 8:15. Thanks to Andy for his help, some really great cars were made and raced.

Cubs at Otaki Forks August 2014

Well it seemed like the first day of Spring as the sun shone down on us at the Otaki Forks today. After some terrible weather the last few weeks we had a glorious day of tramping. We started out heading for Parawai Hut for lunch before tackling the Arcus Loop Walk. We all felt the climb but were instantly rewarded with wonderful views. We had a few stops and a bit of ‘bat down’ along the way, but still had time to have a lookie-Lou at the Waitewaewae swing-bridge. A great day and successful thanks to the help of Scott, Lisa, Tahi and John.

Term Notices and Forms Now up

Hi there everyone! What a term we have ahead!

The Scouts are among other things shooting, swimming, tramping to the snowline and eeling.

The Cubs’ term includes three badges, we will be swimming, doing a day walk and going to the Gang Show in Lower Hutt.

The newsletters are up now for those who washed them, up on our Newsletters and Programmes page.

End of Term 2 Awards Night

What  a cold, cold, cold night it was, but thanks to all who came along to our awards night at the end of term 2. The theme was loosely based upon a ‘4th of July picnic’ (it was the 3rd of July) because of something Mr Robbo said about Mr C’s American heritage at the start of term. It was about simple games and eating hotdogs. Less thrilling was the 3 degrees temperature that made it seem less than summery.


We invested three Scouts all up from Cubs in various ways – Sean directly, Alex after a brief sabbatical and Amberley from St Mary’s. Welcome.


Mr Robbo celebrated 18 years as a leader and received his Bronze tiki for the service. What a massive contribution he has made to our group and the lives of young people in Levin.


I(Mr C) received my Medal of Merit which was nice in front of a good home crowd. We may not be the biggest group but I still get a big kick out of organising a simple programme and having fun.