Fundraising and Sponsorship

Each year we rely on our youth members and their families paying an annual subscription, split across the four school terms, grants, sponsorship, donations, and fundraising activities, to keep our group operating.

If we relied solely on the annual subs that we charge the youth to keep the group running, our subscription fees would be out of reach for some families within our group.

In order to keep our subs as low as possible, and to enable those families to attend, we rely on the additional forms of fundraising mentioned above, but we could not do it without the local community and their ongoing support.

Thank you from the bottom of our hearts for your ongoing and continued support.

Some of the fundraising activities we run include our annual Fertiliser Drive, which is our biggest earner. We run this in late August and early September of each year.

We also participate in and run other activities such as selling things like Whittakers Chocolates, Baking-Paper, and tin-foil, from time to time, along with regular sausage-sizzles courtesy of both Bunnings Riccarton, and Mitre10 at Hornby.

All of this helps with the running of our group and maintenance of our building and equipment.

Current Fundraising Activities:


Baking Paper and Tin-Foil. Contact us for sales and purchase

Bunnings / Mitre10 sausage sizzle. Ongoing with dates TBC.


Annual Fertiliser Fundraiser – August/September each year (Finished for 2023. Please check back in July 2024)


Koru Scenic Tours (Note: the business is owned by the current Halswell Scout Group Leader) have a standing offer for the Halswell and Ellesmere Scout Groups; offering their Half-Day Scenic Tours for under half price at $50 per seat with profits going to the group the sale is associated with or nominated by the purchaser. Minimum of 4 passengers. If all seats are sold (max of 9 seats available) then the 9th seat is free. All other T’s & C’s as per Koru Scenic Tours standard terms and conditions. This was originally set up to assist with fundraising for the upcoming Scouts Aotearoa 2023 Jamboree at the end of this year, but has since been extended.


A very special thank you goes out to the Halswell Lions Club, Harcourts Real Estate, and the St Albans Masonic Lodge.

Through the ongoing support of the Lions Club, and a recent donation from the St Albans Masonic Lodge we have been able to purchase two brand new Zempire Titan tents which we will be taking to Jamboree at the end of the year, and can now retire two of our oldest tents which have reached the end of their useful life.


Special thanks to the Waipuna Halswell-Hornby-Riccarton Community Board for their support and ongoing grants

Raffle Prizes:

Earlier, in June 2023, we ran a multi-prize raffle with prizes donated from numerous individuals and organisations. We would like to offer our heartfelt thanks to those organisations and individuals that supported our raffle, with hundreds of dollar worth of prizes. Additionally, we were able to sell virtually our entire stock of tickets!

The funds raised from this have facilitated our ability to keep our jamboree fees to families to a minimum. Congratulations to all the winners!