Scout Law

Our Scout Law / Te Ture Scout

Our Scout Law are the values every member of Scouting agrees to live by in everything we do. This means all the time, even if we are at home or school. It is made up of three values:


He Whai Whakaaro

We ask everyone to have respect for themselves and others, as well as the environment. We use this commitment to ensure our members have strong positive working relationships and understand how they connect to the environment.


Kia Tika

We ask everyone to commit to being trustworthy and tolerant, and to having integrity. For young people this means always doing the ‘right thing’. This value is about encouraging personal responsibility and broader citizenship.


Kia Ngākau Pai

Finally, we ask members to commit to accepting challenges with courage and to be a friend to all. This focuses on helping members use bravery to face tough times, as well connecting with people from different communities.


Kaitiakitanga is the Te Reo Māori understanding that we are a part of the natural world, not separate from it, and it is our responsibility to act as guardians of our environment.

We do this by Having Respect for the Environment - the Sky, the Sea, and the Land, and Doing what is Right by looking after, protecting and cherishing it.

Whenever we do things, in Scouting, and the rest of our lives, we should always think about how we are impacting the world around us.