Rovers are the senior branch of BPSA Scouting, intended for young men and women ages 18 and up who wish to remain uniformed members of a section. As Robert Baden-Powell originally intended, there is no upper age limit. Rovers are organized into self-governing Crews as part of an overall Scout Group. The Rover motto is simply “Service,” and it is put into practice both in the Group and the local community. All BPSA leaders are required to be registered as Rovers to provide them with a more solid background in Scouting.
The Rovering program is based upon two key works by BP: Scouting for Boys and Rovering to Success. See the Rover Resources page for PDF downloads.
I'm considering starting the Rover Project Badge. I have an idea for a project, but since I'm the first in my crew to try for the badge, I want to run my idea by others to make sure it is appropriate.I would like to produce an astronomy handbook for…Continue
When I was my Brownsea it was easy enough for somebody to sign off on the book items. Is the best way to continue this is at a meet-up, or should I seek out my sponsor at a local event/meeting?Continue
Every years some Rover crews in Europe undertake the challenge to cross Europe on foot on a predetermined course called, "Eurotransit."Each year the course is different, and it challenges the orienteering, map and compass skills of the…Continue
There are a number of Rover moots, and even an indaba, scheduled in 2016 around the world. Would members of this group be interested if I reposted the information on these events here?Continue
I am seeing different discussions about buying Rover Shirts and I would like to know what is the general consensus(decision) on the shirt. I usually want to try the shirt on first before buying due to irregular sizing and allergies issues(my son).I…Continue
At Wood Beads I saw a few instances of Rovers wearing Pathfinder badges (QM and Senior First Aid). Since this is not mentioned in the handbook as I can find, what are the parameters for such? Should this be added to the handbook?I like having the…Continue
I'm still looking for answers. Help please.I just recently returned to the USA to NE Texas and I'm looking for guidance in the way of a Knight Sponsor. I need to complete my Vigil and then I think I'll be ready for Knight investiture. How can I…Continue
Would like to see some discussion on the Rover Vigil. Maybe some of you Knights could discuss what you did for your Vigil and maybe we could get some suggestions on how a 1st Lone Scouts Rover Squire such as myself could get that requirement signed…Continue