Scouts have been a part of the Glenfield community since the 1950s. Mayfield Scouts was established in 1996 following the merger of the former Kaipatiki-Glenfield, Scout Group, established in the mid-1950s, and Oruamo Scout Group, established in 1979. Mayfield Scouts is part of New Zealand’s biggest mixed youth organisation, Scouts Aotearoa.
We offer a challenging program that changes the lives of young people, by offering 5- to 18-year-olds fun activities, unique experiences, adventure, and the chance to help others so that they can make a positive impact in our communities.
We are part of the Rangitoto zone, located in the heart of Glenfield, just across the road from Glenfield College, nestled in a pocket of native bush.
|Keas||Ages 5-8||Tuesday||5:30pm – 6:30pm|
|Cubs||Ages 8-11||Wednesday||6:30pm – 8:00pm|
|Scouts||Ages 11-14||Tuesday||7:00pm – 9:00pm|
|Venturers||Ages 14-18||Thursday||7:00pm – 9:00pm|
- Returning to the Den
The Scout Group is happy to announce that we are planning to return to our Scout Den next term. We have been using a classroom at Marlbrough Primary School for the last three terms, and we thank the school for their hospitality. However, we are looking forward to being back in our own place.
We are working hard to get tidy up some loose ends to make the site safe as soon as possible.
Thank you for your support and cooperation. We can’t wait to see you at our Scout Den next term.
- Hall Hire Unavailable
Regrettably, the hire of our hall is unavailable due to damage sustained on Friday the 27th of January, 2023 rendering the site unsafe until further notice.
We are working with our partners to remediate the damage to the property and building.
- Auckland Rainfall Impacts Mayfield
On Friday the 27th of January, 2023, Auckland experienced unprecedented rainfall, with a summer’s worth of rain falling in just one day causing flash flooding and destabilisation of areas of land.
This weather event caused extensive damage to public and private property, with low-lying areas, and those close to stormwater runoff hit the hardest.
Unfortunately, the Mayfield Scout Group was not spared from the carnage. A torrent of water relentlessly barreled down the driveway meeting with an already swollen creek. The force and turbulence of this water was merciless and compromised the stability of the land, resulting in the subsidence of a significant portion of the carpark and driveway. Approximately 40m2 of the group’s car park and native bush ended up in the creek below.
With the already sodden ground and continued rain over the weekend, several trees fell, one ending up on the roof of the hall, blocking the second exit of the building.
Due to damage to the property and hall, it was determined that it was unsafe to return to the site to conduct regular Kea, Cub, Scout, and Venturer meetings. It was necessary to find an alternative location to hold meetings for Team 1 in 2023. The local primary school, Marlborough Primary, provided access to its facilities for this period.
- New Lights and QM Store Roller Door
Over the past month, you may have noticed some improvements in the hall. We have been lucky enough to secure funding from the Kaipatiki Local Board to replace the main lights in the hall with modern LED ones. Thanks to AB Electrical for carrying out this work.
When you head down the drive, you will also see that we have a new roller door on the QM Store. We would like to again thank the Kaipatiki Local Board for the funding to have the replacement undertaken and Ace Doors for supplying and fitting the new door.