Principles in ROVERING

Rovering provides enjoyable activities that combine personal development with meaningful service.A Rover Crew governs itself, but often has an older adult as a “Crew Advisor” or “Rover Scout Leader”. Baden-Powell called it a “brotherhood of open air and service”.

The objectives of Rovering are to:

Provide service to the Scout MovementProvide service to the communityDevelop as individuals by expanding one’s range of skillsEnjoy fellowship, social, outdoor, and cultural activities

Rovering provides an experience that leads to a life enriched in the following ways:

Character and IntelligenceHandicraft and SkillHealth and StrengthService for OthersCitizenship

Each of these elements, from character through service, finds expression in the Crew’s activities.

From the inception of Rover Scouts in 1918, Baden-Powell intended Rovering to have no upper age limit; however, after his death in 1941, the typical age shifted to 18–25. Traditional Scouting organisations such as Order of World Scouts, World Federation of Independent Scouts (WFIS), Confédération Européenne de Scoutisme (CES), Baden-Powell Scouts (BPSA), Pathfinder Scouts Association (PSA), and the Rover Scouts Association (RSA) continue to honour the founder’s intent by having no upper age limit.

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