To become a Rover Scout you need to be aged 18 to 25 years, be willing to accept the Scout Promise and Law, comply with the Aim and Principles of the Scout Movement. Previous membership of either the Scout or Guide Associations is not a prerequisite.
Becoming a Rover Scout will bring you into contact with lots of different people—in your Crew, Group, District and Region. Rovers are young adults in Scouting that focus on having fun, making new friendships and undertaking service.
Rovers are the oldest Youth Section in the Scouting Movement. By taking part in the many opportunities available to you as a Rover you will experience fun, fellowship and personal growth.
Rovers meet as a Crew and participate in a variety of activities. These activities offer you the opportunity to mix socially, push yourself physically, challenge yourself mentally and develop spiritually. Each Crew is different and chooses the activities that suit its members the most.
Joining a Rover Crew could be one of the most important steps in your life. It can open doors to new friendships, fun, adventure and some unforgettable experiences while at the same time developing your leadership and organisational skills.
A Crew's activities are planned and run by the Rovers themselves, with plenty of opportunity to develop personal abilities and learn new skills. You could become involved in organising a simple weekend away for just several people, a major event involving thousands of participants, or anything in between!
Challenging outdoor activities such as bushwalking, canoeing, sailing, caving, ski-touring, canyoning, four-wheel driving, rock-climbing, and scuba diving can all form part of a Rover's calendar. Social activities such as balls, bush dances, harbour cruises, nights out, car rallies, and "Moots" (gatherings of Rovers on a local, national, and sometimes international level) also feature on an active Rover's program.
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 in the wider community.
There are close to 2,600 Rovers throughout Australia. Rovers or their equivalent can also be found in many countries throughout the world, offering the opportunity to make great contacts when travelling and take part in international projects.
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Info Sourced from rovers.com.au 21/3/2010 8:08pm