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May Madness Basic Practical

May Madness Basic Practical

The Rover Basic course is the best place to learn about how Rovers operates across the state. If you've just joined your Crew Exec, or a Region/Subcommittee team then this is the course for you!

Want to make some new friends? Want to learn how to become a more effective Rover? Looking to get involved in running YOUR section? Then join us at Australia's biggest Rover Training weekend since May Madness 2016.

If you are interesting in coming along and learning more about being an effective part of your Rover Crew, Region Executive or Subcommittee, then this is the weekend for you.

Like all of our Rover training, this course takes advantage of the Scout eLearning system, and feedback from previous courses to cut down on the boring parts of training and focus on giving you the skills and techniques you need to be a dynamic leader in the Rover section!

The cost of a Rover Basic Practical course is $100, and most Regions offer some kind of assistance program to help cover the cost. Rover Basic is also the level of training required for people planning to undertake the role of Region Chairman, Subcommittee Chairman, or VRC Office Bearer.

The May Madness Basic Course is running at Gilwell Park, Gembrook over the weekend of May 12th-14th. Applications have been extended to April 28th.

You should come this weekend because it's going to be fun! We guarantee it!

The are some prerequisites to be able to register for the course that are listed below. You also need to ensure you have completed your Technical Skills before you try to register, if you need help completing your Technical Skills or any other component of the training please contact the VRC Training Officer so that you can be put in touch with one of our talented PLAs or Training Mentors to help you with your training.

Rovers from interstate are more than welcome to join us, but you will need to apply through you own Branch and follow your Branch's procedures.

To register to attend the Basic Course

You need to have completed

  • Technical Skills
  • Completed the 10 basic core eLearning modules on http://training.scouts.com.au/curriculums/rovers
    • Introduction to Basic Leadership Training
    • How Scouting Began
    • Basic Scouting Fundamentals
    • Basic Leadership Personal Skill Development
    • The USP of Scouting
    • Personal Skill Development
    • Introduction to the Patrol System
    • Basic Scout Safe
    • WHS and Scouting
    • Child Safe Scouting
  • Completed the 4 basic Rover eLearning on http://training.scouts.com.au/curriculums/rovers
    • Basic Sectional Knowledge for Rovers
    • Basic Programming for Rovers
    • Basic Organisational Management for Rovers
    • Basic Outdoors and the Environment for Rovers

If you completed the Basic Common Core – Leader of Youth course between 2009 and 2015 or a Sectional Basic training course before 2008, you may have different prerequisites. Contact our team at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it for assistance.

Once that is on your extranet record, you can register online via: www.vicrovers.com.au/training/apply - CourseID is 105104
You can also apply by completing a TR1 (Adult Training Application) Form and send it in to the Training Office at the Victorian Scout Centre either by mail (152 Forster Rd Mt Waverley, VIC 3149) or by scanning it in and emailing This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

If there are any questions please contact the team at Rover Training