The Calliope Sea Scout Group was founded on the 25th June 1921 by Capt R Woods who was the first scout leader. The groups name comes from the famous British Warship HMS Calliope, which was the only ship to outrun a tropical cyclone in Apia harbour (see link below). The building we use as “The Ship” was erected in 1903 for the North Shore Rowing Club, and became “The Ship” in 1966, before this the Group was run within the Naval Dockyard. In Dec 1922 The Admiral of the Fleet, Lord Jellicoe visited “The Ship” and signed the log book. Since then the Group has attended numerous Jamboree’s and Regattas, the latest of which was 1997, where we were awarded the Trophy for the most improved group.The groups cutter is named Jellicoe, and we are proud to be the oldest Sea Scout Group in New Zealand, and as such are entitled to wear the plain Black Scarf in recognition of this. So into the future we stride with confidence and strength from both the Boys and Girls, all the parents, committee and an ever supportive local community. We also maintain a strong bond with the Royal New Zealand Navy.


The "Ship"

"The Ship"

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Historical Document Name (Click to Open)
HMS Calliope outruns the Tropical Cyclone
A Short History of the Calliope Sea Scout Group
Original Establishment Document
Original Group Photo (1923)
Dominion Sea Scout Camp (Motiuhe 1951)
Church Parade (Auckland 1952)
Labour Weekend Camp (Birkdale 1954)
6th Dominion Sea Scout Regatta (Gisborne 1956)
New Calliope Sea Scout Colours (Methodist Church Hall 1956)
New Calliope Sea Scout Colours (Methodist Church Hall 1956)


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