This FAQ will touch on several topics in relation to the Rover Scouts (ages 18-26). For information on other sections, please feel free to return to the FAQ pages and select from the other age categories.
Rovers may camp without adult leadership provided notification has been given to the Rover crew advisor.
There must be at least one Scouter, known as an Advisor, who is 25 years of age and is responsible for the section. Rover Scouts should help select their Advisor.
Rover Scouts take the same Promise that Scouts, Venturer Scouts and leaders take: On my honour,I promise that I will do my best,To do my duty to God and the Queen,To help other people at all times,,And to carry out the spirit of the Scout Law.
Rover Scouts meet in a group called a crew. They develop and manage their own program under the mentorship of a respected advisor. Rover Scouts adhere to a Promise and Motto.
The outdoors is an essential part of the Rover Scout program. Rover Scouts often participate in adventurous activities such as mountain climbing or white water rafting. Rover Scouts also help their local communities by running service activities such as food drives, park clean-ups, and tree plantings.
Emphasis is placed on activities that encourage Rover Scouts to:develop spiritual depth and joy in living;establish their own sense of identity, values and lifestyle;become self-directed individuals and responsible adult participants in society;blend personal freedom with group responsibility;develop meaningful and lasting friendships;provide meaningful services to the community; andparticipate in satisfying outdoor activities that contribute to protection of the environment, fitness and a sense of well-being.
Still need help? Please feel free to contact the Scouts Canada Help Centre:
Scouts Canada Help Centre