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The Rover Section

The Rover Section

Rovers is the section of the Scout movement open to all young people aged between 18 and 25 years. Anyone can become a Rover – there’s no need to have had any previous involvement with Scouting, or any prior outdoor activities experience.

Rovers opens the door to a world of adventure, excitement, challenges, and achievement.

Challenging outdoor activities such as bushwalking, canoeing, sailing, caving, ski-touring, canyoning, four-wheel driving, rock-climbing, and scuba diving can all form an important part of a Rover’s calendar.

Social activities such as balls, bush dances, nights out, car rallies, and “Moots”(gatherings of Rovers on a local, national, and sometimes international level) can also feature on an active Rover’s program.

A local group of Rovers is known as a “Crew”, and each Crew is different, tailoring its activities to the interests and requirements of its members. Crews vary in size from a handful of members to thirty or more.  Most Crews meet weekly. The friends you make within this group will be lifelong!

A Crew’s activities are planned and run by the Rovers themselves, and there is plenty of opportunity to develop personal abilities, and learn new skills. A Rover may become involved in organising a simple weekend away for just several people, a major event involving thousands of participants, or anything in between!

The Rover motto is a simple one – “Service”. Rovering helps develop leadership abilities and an appreciation of the value of helping other people, through service activities, both within Scouting and the wider community.

Rovers or their equivalent can also be found in many countries throughout the world, offering the opportunity to make many contacts when travelling.

No other leisure-time activity offers as much. Take the plunge, and try Rovers!