Service. Challenge. Adventure.
Rovers are the oldest Youth Section in the Scouting Movement and is open to young men and women aged 18 and 26 years old. By taking part in the many opportunities available to you as a Rover you will experience fun, adventure, fellowship and personal growth – and there's no need to have had any previous involvement with Scouting, or any prior outdoor activities experience.
Rovers meet as a Crew and can open the door to a world of adventure, excitement, challenge and achievement. These include indoor and outdoor activities such as bushwalking, rafting, kayaking, sailing, caving, 4-wheel driving, rock-climbing, and camping which can all form part of a Rover's calendar. There are also social activities such as ‘Moots’ (gatherings of Rovers on a local, national, and even international level), nights out, car rallies, annual reunions, that also feature on an active Rover's program.
In Tasmania we have 8 Rover Crews based high population areas in and around Hobart, Launceston and Ulverstone. Each Crew is different and chooses the activities that suit its members the most. These activities offer you the opportunity to mix socially, push yourself physically, challenge yourself mentally and develop spiritually. Tasmanian Rovers meet regularly throughout the year for our own State Moots as well as other events involving the younger Sections of the Scouting Movement.
Rovers or their equivalent can also be found in many countries throughout the world, offering the opportunity to make great contacts when traveling and take part in international projects. There’s also the Australian National Moots which are the equivalent of Jamborees for Rovers. They are held every three years across most State Branches and the next Australian Moot will be held at the end of 2022 in Tasmania.
So, if you have decided that you want to find out more about Rovers, simply head to Find Your Crew to locate your closest Rover Group, or Contact Us and we will be able to assist you. There’s also a wealth of information on the Rover Scouts Australia Website for you to access!