Rover Scouts (Crew)

Service

Existing Members

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In a Crew of young adults aged 18-26, Rovers enjoy fun and challenging expeditions with their peers. Driving their personal ambitions with support from a mentor, Rovers are better prepared for success.  Rovers plan and execute their own programs ranging from social events to adventurous journeys and skill building workshops. A close brotherhood & sisterhood is formed through volunteering within the scout group and in the community.

Event Hightlights

Rambler Project (International Volunteer Opportunity)

On November19th to 20th, 2011, four Rovers along with Scouter Dinah embarked on an international camping trip to meet up with scouters in the United States of America. During this journey, We have learned lots from the other scouters and have noted differences and similarities with regards to scouting organization, structure and activities. Camping alongside the American scouts, we hiked, participated in campfire and shared scouting ideals with each other. With just a land border apart, Canadian and United States scouting has the same goals as laid out by our founder, Baden Powell, and it was definitely a rewarding experience which has expanded our horizons with scouting in retrospect.

Christmas Salvation Army Service

For the past decade, the Rover Crew has a special Christmas tradition where we volunteer at the Salvation Army Harbour Light Center. Located in downtown east side, they Salvation Army provides free meal and a gift bag to everyone throughout the day. During the two hours shift, we worked with other volunteers to prepare, to serve and to clean up meals for those in need. The work can be stressful at time since there are so many people and the pace is very fast. However, we believe that it is worth the hard work to see the smiles of the patrons.   

Rover Ski Trip

The Rovers organized a ski trip to build stronger bond through social activities. For 3 days and 2 nights, we had a great time exploring Whistler. Our main activity was ski/snowboarded which took us all over Whistler & Blackcomb. None of us was real experts on the mountain but we encouraged and gave each other a little push to challenge ourselves.  We learned a great deal more about each other and created many unforgettable memories.

Rover Scout Program

Outdoor Adventure Skills (OAS)

The Outdoor Adventure Skills (OAS) is a core component of Scouts Canada’s youth program. It is important to allow youth to develop outdoor skills which enables them to acquire streams of skills to equip themselves to eventually create their own unique outdoor experiences as they grow up. This program is linear throughout the youth program (Beavers through to Rovers) and is separated into 9 different streams and 9 stages each for a total of 81 stages. You can read more about OAS component here.

Canadian Rover Scout Award

The Canadian Rover Scout Award is the top award of the rover section.

Rover scouts can complete the award requirements throughout their years in the rover section. You can read more about the Canadian Rover Scout award requirements or top section awards here.

Duke of Edinburgh's Award

The Duke of Edinburgh’s International Award is a non-competitive, internationally recognized program designed to encourage young people to develop positive skills and lifestyle habits.

The Award is about personal challenge and development and is adaptable according to each participant’s interests and abilities. The strength of the Award is our ability to readily partner with other youth organizations through leader development and resource sharing.

The Award concept is one of individual challenge. It presents young people a balanced, not-competitive program of voluntary activities which encourages personal discovery and growth, self-reliance, perseverance, responsibility to themselves and service to their community.

The unique flexibility of the Award makes it ideally suited to easy adaptation and integration into different cultures and societies. The basic principles of the Award remain the same but the activities and delivery continue to evolve and adapt to suit the changing demands of modern society and the varying needs of young people. The Award is now an international program recognized and used by organizations working with young people throughout the world.

To learn more about The Duke of Edinburgh’s International Award and the requirements click here

Uniform Placement Guide

Below is a general guide for badge placement on the uniform. Please sew the badges on the uniform and keep in mind that OAS badges will have to be replaced as youths move to the next stage.

If you are joining scouting for the first time or moving up to a new section, please purchase the shirt at the scout shop. Our group will present the crests and neckerchief at the investiture ceremony.

Where to Purchase?

Online

In-Person

ℹ Please note: Scout Shops across Canada are now permanently closed
Our group will discuss internally to see if there is a more convenient way for purchasing uniforms, please stay tuned to further announcements

ADDRESS

664 West Broadway
Vancouver, BC V5Z 1G1

vancouvershop@scouts.ca

Phone: 604-879-5724
Toll Free: 1-866-879-5724
Fax: 604-879-5433