What's a Rover?
Rover, n. a male or female Homo sapien aged between 18 and 25 years old, dedicated to fun and adventure, whilst serving the community in the Scouting way.
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!
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.
No other leisure-time activity offers as much.... take the plunge, and try Rovers!
So what next? Well if you have decided that you want to join a crew, simply click Want to Join for all the information you need. If you have any troubles please contact someone from the NRC Executive and we'll be able to help you out.