… friendship, service, and wild activities that will stretch you to the limit!
Rovers opens the door to a world of adventure, excitement, challenge, and achievement.
Challenging outdoor activities like bushwalking, canoeing, sailing, caving, skiing, canyoning, four-wheel driving, rock-climbing and scuba diving can all be part of the Rover program.
Awesome social activities like balls, dances, harbour cruises, nights out, car rallies and “Moots” (gatherings of Rovers on a local, national or international level) also feature on an active Rover’s calendar.
A local group of Rovers is known as a “Unit” (formerly and traditionally known as a “Crew”) and every Unit is different, tailoring its activities to the requirements of its members. Units vary from a handful of members to thirty or more. Most Rover Units meet weekly. The friends you make within this group will be lifelong!
Rovers is the section of Scouts Australia open to all young men and women 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 experience.
A Unit’s activities are planned and run by the Rovers themselves. There are plenty of opportunities to develop personal abilities and learn new skills. You could get involved in organising a simple weekend away for just a few people, a major event involving thousands of participants, or anything in-between!
The traditional Rover motto is a simple one – “Service”. Rovering helps develop leadership abilities and appreciation of the value of helping other people, through service activities, both within Scouting and the wider community.
There are many hundreds of Rovers in Units across NSW and several thousand 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.
No other leisure-time activity offers as much… take the plunge, try Rovers!