CHALLENGING OUTDOOR ACTIVITIES
In a Rovers program, many outdoor activities including but not limited to bushwalking, canoeing, sailing, caving, ski-touring, canyoning, four-wheel driving, rock-climbing and scuba diving are available for individuals with any level of experience to try.
GWS Region and NSW Rovers host a variety of Social Events including our bi-monthly social night, annual Region awards dinner, Harbour Cruise hosted by Sydney North, Social Camps, and Moots (a gathering of Rovers on a state, national, and sometimes international level).
A group of Rovers is known as a "Crew" or “Unit” and each Rover Crew/Unit 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 plenty 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 genders aged 18 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!
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:
1. Recommend to the Region and N.S.W. State Office the registration of new Crews.
2. Recommend to the Region and N.S.W. State Office the de-registration of Crews.
3. 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.
4. Recommend to the Region and N.S.W. State Office the issue of Certificates of Adult Leadership to Crew Leaders
5. Recommend to the Region and N.S.W. State Office the issue of Certificates of Adult Leadership to Rover Advisors.