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Welcome to the Rovers Wiki page

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Rovers is the fourth and final component of Scouts South Africa's youth programme (following on from Meerkats, Cubs and Scouts), specifically designed for young adults who have not yet reached their 30th birthday. The purpose of Rovers is to provide motivation for the self-training of young adults in Citizenship and Service, encourage members to pursue useful and fulfilling careers, and to be of service to their communities and the Scout Movement. This purpose is given expression through an Advancement Programme that culminates in the BP Award.

By Rovers I don't mean aimless wandering. I mean finding your way by pleasant paths with a view, and having an idea of the difficulties and dangers you are likely to meet by the way.

- Robert Baden-Powell, Rovering to Success

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 20 and are under the leadership of elected group of Rovers called the Crew Council and optionally also the mentorship and guidance of an adult leader called a Rover Scouter. Becoming a member of a Rover Crew will provide you with a challenge and the opportunity to develop your personal abilities, as well as learning plenty of new skills. Crews also thrive on social activities such as harbour cruises, inter-crew activities, sailing, hiking, camping, outreach projects and national and international events known as "Moots".

Rover information and resources

Becoming a Rover

If you are between 18 and 26, you can join by getting in touch with your nearest Rover crew, or the Regional Rovers co-ordinator.

Rover Advancement Programme

The Rover Advancement Programme section is where you'll find information on Advancement badges.

Proficiency Awards

The Rover Proficiency Awards page lists the various badges that you can achieve as a Rover.

Challenge Awards

Have a look at the various Challenge Awards available to you as a Rover.


All Rovers have a chance to be part of the leadership of their Rover Crew by joining the Crew Council


Learn about the ceremonial aspects of the Rover Crew.


What options exist for the further training of Rovers in the Scout Movement?

See also