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Rover Advanced Sectional Techniques


Advanced Rover Training is a great opportunity to learn the high-level concepts of why Rovers operates the way it does and the best way to help others to run your Crew, Region or Subcommittee. It covers things so important that you need to have done the course to hold the top (or bottom) four positions in Victorian Rovering, the Victorian Rover Council’s Chairman, Deputy Chairman, Assistant Chairman and Training Officer. But don’t let that put you off, it’s a really fun course, and the camaraderie & networking that happens there needs to be seen to be believed. Some of the content included is:

  • Aims & Methods
  • Leadership
  • Adult Expectations
  • Resources
  • Interpersonals
  • Programming

Thanks to the launch of the Scout eLearning system, and the success of the eLearning Basic Sectional Techniques course,  the Advanced Sectional Techniques course was completely redesigned from the ground up in 2013, and we've heard nothing but good things from the Rovers and RAs who have completed the course!


To get on a Rover Advanced Sectional Techniques course you will need to:

  • Have completed the Rover Basic Sectional Techniques course at least six months ago
  • Have completed Rover In-Service
  • Have completed the 8 Advanced eLearning modules on http://sait.scouts.com.au/rovers
    • Intro to Advanced Leadership Training
    • Advanced Scouting Fundamentals
    • Advanced Personal Skill Development
    • Programming for Personal Growth
    • Advanced Scout Safe
    • Growing your Group
    • World Scouting & Cultural Diversity
    • Advanced Organisational Management
  • Have completed two or more Elective eLearning modules on http://sait.scouts.com.au/electives
    • (Excluding Intro to Rovers, Growing your Group and World Scouting & Cultural Diversity)
  • Have completed as much as you can from the Advanced Training Information and Workbook

If you have completed another Section’s Advanced course, or Advanced Sectional Techniques course, discuss what you need to do with the VRC Training Officer - This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

What happens at the Orientation Day?

The Orientation Day will normally be about two weeks before the course. It takes about three or four hours and it is there for a couple of important reasons.

  • Firstly to find out about the rest of the course and our expectations.
  • It's also a chance for you to ask us questions and share your expectations of us.
  • You're going to meet your Course Crew the people who you will be working with for the rest of the course.
  • You'll also meet your Tutor, a Woodbadged Rover or RA who will be your Course Crew's RA, as well as other members of the course team.
  • Your Crew will also be given a few tasks to complete in the time between the orientation session and the rest of the course.


The cost of the course is shown below.
The Victorian Scout Foundation will refund half of that to the Group of anyone who is awarded their Woodbadge within 12 months of completing the course.

There are also fuel vouchers provided by the State Association for participants who travel over 200km there and back.

How do I apply?

Complete a TR1 (Adult Training Application) Form and send it in to the Training Office at the Victorian Scout Centre either by mail (PO Box 774 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 ,

or Apply Online Here!

Who do I contact for more information?

The Victorian Rover Council Training Officer - This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

The Training Enquiry Page

Scheduled Rover Advanced Sectional Techniques Courses