Rover Scouts (18 - 26 years of age)
Rover Scouts offers fun adventures for men and women ages 18 – 26 allowing them to discover new things and experiences they wouldn’t find elsewhere. We know that young people thrive in safe surroundings. Therefore we are committed to ensuring that Scouting provides the most secure environment possible for learning, development and fun.
Rover Scouts take the lead in deciding what program areas they will pursue. Taking charge, the youth will organize ways to achieve these goals, and will collectively reflect on their experience after the goal is met. With support from adult Scouters, this “Plan-Do-Review” method is one of the many ways that the Canadian Path can help youth develop into critical thinkers, extend their personal progression, and encourage active participation in an inclusive team dynamic.
Typical Adventures that our Rovers like to pursue:
Personal Achievement Badges are designed to allow youth to explore and expand skills and knowledge in areas that are of particular interest to them.
In The Canadian Path, Personal Achievement Badges are strictly optional. They are not a core part of the program, and they are not an essential part of a youth’s personal progression. Personal Achievement Badges are not a requirement for any Top Section Award. It is recognized that activities outside of Scouting add to youth’s growth in the SPICES and to their personal progression. No one comes to Scouting as an empty vessel.
Working on Personal Achievement Badges allows youth to further develop individual interests and skills and to have that development recognized as part of their growth and progression within The Canadian Path.
Find out more about the achievements you can earn:
Paddle Your Own Canoe
The world awaits. Enjoy good times with others who share your values and challenge yourself with personal goals for future success, with support from a mentor. In Rovers, you’ll explore your ambitions and work to accomplish them in a stimulating setting. It is by following a cycle of Personal Development Plans that you make your way to The Portage – the final leg of your Rover Scout journey.
The challenges for young adults of this age are many, including figuring out what they want to do with their lives, doing well in school, getting a job and being successful at it, navigating relationships, transitioning into adult life and responsibilities, and seeking to make an impact in society. Rover Scouts in Canada use the metaphor of paddling a canoe as their Section’s symbolic framework. Over your time in Rovers, you will learn to confidently “Paddle Your Own Canoe”.