Challenging outdoor activities
Bushwalking, canoeing, sailing, caving, ski-touring, canyoning, four-wheel driving, rock-climbing and scuba diving all form an important part of a Rover's calendar.
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.
A group of Rovers is known as a "Crew" and each Rover Crew is different, tailoring its activities to the requirements of its members. Crews vary in size from a handful of members to as many as fifty. Most crews meet weekly. The friends you make within this group will be lifelong!
A Crew's activities are planned and run by the Rovers themselves, and there is plently of opportunity to develop personal abilities and learn new skills. A Rover may become involved in organising a simple weekend away for just a few people, a major event involving thousands of participants, or anything in between!
Rovers is open to all young men and women aged 17.5 to 25 years. Anyone can become a Rover - there's no need to have any previous involvement with Scouting, or any outdoor activities experience.
No other leisure time activity offers as much.
Take the plunge - try Rovers!
Source: Scouts Australia (NSW) Website
Greater Western Sydney Region Rover Council (RRC)
The affairs of the Rover section in the Region are conducted by the Council, which has the following functions:
a) To make recommendations to the Branch Rover Council.
b) To make decisions about the rules and methods by which it governs, administers and implements its operations, but in those matters which may affect the General Principles of the Movement as expressed in Part 1 of P&R, other sections of the Movement or existing
relations with other organisations, approval of the Regional Commissioner is required.
c) To maintain a record of Crews, registered Members of Crews, Crew contacts, meeting places and times of meetings.
d) To be responsible for the development and the maintenance of the standards of Rovering in the Region.
e) To promote activities in the Region.
f) To organise Training courses for Rovers in the Region.
g) To fulfil these duties the Council has the authority to:
- Recommend to the Region and N.S.W. State Office the registration of new Crews.
- Recommend to the Region and N.S.W. State Office the de-registration of Crews.
- Recommend to the Region and N.S.W. State Office the de-registration of Crews that do not maintain any minimum standards (as per By Law 1 of the Greater Western Sydney Region Rover Council Constitution) lay down by the Branch Rover Council and this Council.
- Recommend to the Region and N.S.W. State Office the issue of Certificates of Adult Leadership to Crew Leaders
- Recommend to the Region and N.S.W. State Office the issue of Certificates of Adult Leadership to Rover Advisors.
Extracted from GWS RRC Constitution (Dec 2006)
Want more information about Rovers?
- Visit the Scouts Australia NSW Website (Rovers)
- Visit the Scouts Australia Website (Rovers)
- Visit the Rovers Australia Website
- Visit the Rovers (NSW) Website