Program ideas, sharing and leaders roundtable discussions for BPSA Rover Scouts.

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Rovering Program

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.

Discussion Forum

Rover Project Badge idea

Started by George Stecher. Last reply by George Stecher Jun 8. 13 Replies

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

Sign off in the Rover Handbook

Started by David Holden. Last reply by Jeff Kopp Dec 2, 2016. 1 Reply

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

Eurotransit 2016

Started by Dennis J. Clarke. Last reply by David Ringle Feb 15, 2016. 1 Reply

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

Tags: orienteering, compass, &, ngmap, hiki

iScout- International Online Rover Trip Around the World

Started by Dennis J. Clarke. Last reply by Dennis J. Clarke Feb 14, 2016. 4 Replies

iScout 2016 Trip Around the WorldOn March, 5th 2016 Scouting Nederland is running an Online-Game for Rover Crews."With iScout you make Trip around the World on saturday evening March 5th,…Continue

Tags: Rovers

Worldwide Rover activities.

Started by Dennis J. Clarke. Last reply by Scott Moore Jan 3, 2016. 2 Replies

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

Tags: Indaba, Moot, Rover

Rover Training and Activities.

Started by Dennis J. Clarke. Last reply by John Granger Nov 17, 2015. 4 Replies

Being new to BPSA, I wonder if a Rover Wood Beads course may be offered. Also, I am curious to know if BPSA would sanction regional Rover Moots?Continue

Rover Shirts

Started by Robert D. Crisco. Last reply by Chance Michaels Oct 29, 2015. 9 Replies

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

Pathfinder badges on Rovers

Started by Will Adamson. Last reply by Scott Moore Sep 28, 2015. 3 Replies

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

Rover Sponsor, sign-off, and investiture.?

Started by Kevin Milligan. Last reply by Kevin Milligan Jul 23, 2015. 6 Replies

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

Rover Vigil

Started by Frank McKinney. Last reply by Kevin Milligan Jul 18, 2015. 8 Replies

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


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