Rover Scouting is the final age section Scouting has to offer to its youth members. The Rover Scout age is 18 – 26 years, and its here the “real good stuff” happen. In crews Rovers take on the challenge of building communities through different service projects, enhancing their skill and knowledge on real world issues, discovering the challenges and needs of their community and learning to solve problems. They train in citizenship; leadership and life skills while outdoors remain primary learning environment.
“THE TERM ROVER SCOUT STANDS FOR A TRUE MAN AND A GOOD CITIZEN”.
The Rover Scout section was started in 1918 by Baden Powell, following the successful growth of the Scout Movement. 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.’ The founder of Rovering, Baden Powell called it a “brotherhood of open air and service.”
“THE AIM OF ROVERING IS BROTHERHOOD AND SERVICE FOR OTHERS “
Rovering is the jolly journey of young people from adolescence to successful and responsible adulthood in the principles of service to Allah, country and his fellowmen. Rovering is the final and last step of becoming a fully trained Scout Leader. Baden Powell Writes in his book ‘Rovering to Success’ referring to Rover Scouting; “It helps young men over eighteen years of age, who may desire it, to train for warrant rank of Scoutmaster or instructors in the Scout Movement”.
In Maldives this section was first named as the Service Scout Section, however during the early 2000’s the name was changed to Rover Scouting.
The Rover Scout Section and was intended to provide a Scouting program for young men who had grown up beyond the age range of the core Scout section. A group of Rovers, analogous to a troop, is called a ‘Crew’. Rover Scouts can also be called as Young Adults.