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Who is running ignite’23?

The Venture is run by SCOUTS Aotearoa (or "The Scout Association of New Zealand"). Also known as a "Venture", ignite’23 is a ten day adventure camp that offers activities to members of SCOUTS New Zealand and other WOSM members.

Every year we help 12,000 young people in New Zealand enjoy new adventures; to experience the outdoors; interact with others, gain confidence and have the opportunity to reach their full potential. Working alongside our youth members are thousands of adult volunteers, with a huge variety of roles and opportunities available.

The programmes that we offer cater to our young people's development in the physical, emotional, spiritual and mental aspects of their lives in an appropriately safe environment where they are encouraged to be themselves, work together and thrive.

The National Office for SCOUTS Aotearoa is located at Level 1, 1 Kaiwharawhara Road, Kaiwharawhara, Wellington, New Zealand.

You can reach them at or +64 4 815 9260.

Risk Management:

Being part of a movement that is so focused on providing adventurous opportunities for young people we are also very focused on mitigating risks around those opportunities. We work within the guidelines, policies and legislation associated with outdoor education, privacy, child protection and health and safety in workplaces.

Health & Welfare:

We have a team of professionals onsite who operate our very own medical centre - nurses, doctors, clinical psychologists and paramedics, Our Health & Welfare Manager, Anne, is available before the event to discuss any concerns you may have. We will do our best to accommodate any specific health or welfare requirements. We are also well supported with a local hospital 30mins away

DADS Rules:

DADS rules are a fundamental part of Venturing in New Zealand and will apply throughout ignite’23. Part of completing the application forms requires all participants to agree to abide by the Scout Law and Promise and DADS rules.

These will be strictly enforced and a zero tolerance policy will apply. This may seem harsh but the issues covered by DADS rules are the ones of most concern to Venturer parents and our duty of care requires us to take these rules seriously.

All adults on site are expected to lead by example as it is impossible to enforce those rules if Leaders are not following them themselves.

A copy of DADS rules can be found on our Oh wow! Policies! page.

Privacy of information:

See our Privacy Policy on the Oh wow! Policies! page.


Registration Process:

All registrations are completed online. Once a youth participant has submitted the form their nominated parent or guardian will receive an email requesting their consent. When parental consent has  been granted, a Venturer Leader from their Venturer Unit (or equivalent for other organisations) will receive an email seeking recommendation that the youth participant attend and verifying that they meet the eligibility requirements for the event.

When consent and approvals have been received and the deposit paid the registration will be processed.

Refunds and Cancellations:

Check out our policies on the ‘Oh wow! Policies!’ page.

Are you up for the challenge?

Register for NZ Venture 2023.