Men and women 17 to 26 years
Are YOU up to the Challenge?
A Personal Adventure of Challenge
Are you prepared to push your mind and body to the limit?
If youre ready to accept that challenge the Rovers are
for you. You could find yourself climbing a sheer rock face,
driving cross country, hiking through rugged bushland in a
test of your survival skills or experiencing the exhilaration
of hang gliding.
Physically youll attain the limits of endurance and
fitness as others your age fall further behind. Mentally youll
be stimulated and challenged. Spiritually youll share
a oneness with nature and share the company of people you
admire and respect. Youll also gain the satisfaction
of helping to shape young lives and attitudes.
Embark on the Rover adventure, and youre in for the
most rewarding challenge of your life.
abseiling in the Blue Mountains.
A Challenge to Succeed
Sir Edmund Hillary succeeded when he climbed up the face of
Mount Everest in a blizzard. Dr. David Lewis succeeded when
he stepped ashore in Antartica after historys first
solo voyage across the Southern Ocean. Dr Ted Finnie, head
veterinary surgeon at Taronga Park Zoo, succeeded when he
operated to save the life of the only black rhinoceros in
These contemporary adventurers and hundreds like them can
trace their footsteps unbroken to the Scout Movement. They
succeeded because they were not afraid to try. By becoming
a Rover, you become a part of the Scout Movement. It doesnt
matter if you havent grown up in Scouting - the Rovers
offers a new level of experience in learning, leading and
A Challenge to Grow
The Rover program gives you the opportunity to grow and develop
as a person. Youll gain confidence, decisiveness and
authority. Youll be part of a group of young adults
working together as a Crew. Youll plan and manage your
Crews activities and help younger members with theirs.
Youll initiate and implement important community projects.
Youll study the skills of leadership - especially leading
and counselling young people - developing your own abilities
while you are enjoying yourself.
A Challenge to Serve
Rovers are committed to helping other people and this is an
important part of every Crews program. You may work
with young people, teaching them many of the skills and lessons
you have learnt and helping them to develop into capable young
adults. You may become involved in an environmental issue
to help your community, or spend time assisting groups of
people within your community with special problems or projects.
Whichever way your Crew chooses to serve as Rovers, youll
benefit from companionship, good fellowship and a sense of
purpose in your activities.
A Challenge to Lead
The Scout Association provides many opportunities within the
Movement for Rovers to prove their leadership ability. You
can become a Leader of a Joey Scout Mob, Cub Scout Pack, Scout
Troop or Venturer Scout Unit even if you havent had
experience in these Sections before.
Your training as a Rover, and more sophisticated training
available to you in management skills, practical psychology
and organisational techniques ensures you are well prepared.
Because the Scouting Movement is a worldwide organisation,
there are also many opportunities for overseas travel.
Your Challenge Awaits
All you need do is accept. Youve seen what it takes.
A sense of adventure. Physical fitness. Commitment. Unselfishness.
Character. And Concern.
If your ready, were ready to welcome you into the Rovers.