What is Rovers?
Baden Powell, the founder of the scouting movement described Rovers as “a Brotherhood of the open air and of service, the purpose of which is: to provide encouragement for the self-training of Rovers in citizenship and service; to encourage Rovers to pursue careers useful to themselves, and to render service to the Scout Movement and the community”
Rovers is the 4th branch of the scouting movement and is made up of young adults. Rovers focuses on building leadership and service and guides crew members to navigating the transition to adulthood.
Rovers gives young men and women the opportunity for adventure, building character through exciting outdoor activities. Unlike scouts, rovers is entirely run and organised by the rovers themselves, giving members the opportunity to hone their leadership and organisational skills and ensuring that the crew is always pursuing activities that interest the members.
What is the purpose of rovers?
The motto of Rovers is Service and we strive to improve our communities, contribute to the scouting movement and to encourage the personal development of our members.
Rover crews enjoy a balance of social activities, inter-crew events and outdoor adventures as well as taking part service activities.
Who can join?
Rovers is open to all young men and women between the ages of 18 and 30. Everyone is welcome, regardless of prior scouting experience. All you need is enthusiasm and a love of the outdoors.
Is there a Rover program?
The rover programme is based around 4 areas of development:
Personal development aims to develop rover members on a personal level and get them started on their adult life.
Movement aims to improve the scouting community through service to the movement by getting involved with cubs, and scouts and scouting competitions
Community development aims to improve the community through a community service project and by engaging with rovers from around the world.
Leadership aims to develop members to become better citizens and more confidant leaders.
The rover program has additional awards covering areas of interest for the members. These awards include subjects such as sportsman, civics and ramblers.
“Rover scouting is a brotherhood of the open air and of service, the purpose of which is: to provide encouragement for the self-training of Rovers in citizenship and service; to encourage Rovers to pursue careers useful to themselves, and to render service to the Scout Movement and the community.”Lord Baden Powell of Gilwell
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