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Basic Scout Bushwalking

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Basic Scout Bushwalking is all about ensuring that Rovers and RAs have the skills and knowledge required to safely run outdoor activities as part of your Crew program.

Some of the skills covered include:

  • Planning adventurous activities
  • Risk Management
  • Health and Safety
  • Navigation
  • Communications
  • How to lay out a campsite
  • Basic financial management

Prerequisites

To attend the Basic Scout Bushwalking course, you will need to have:

  • Completed the Scout Bushwalking Course eLearning modules on http://training.scouts.com.au/curriculums/rovers
    • Operate Communication Systems and Equipment
    • Use and Maintain a Temporary Site
    • Demonstrate Bushwalking Skills in a Controlled Environment
    • Equipment for Lightweight Activities
    • Elementary Navigation
    • Navigation for Adventurous Activities
  • Completed the Rover Basic Practical course

Corequisites

To complete your basic training, and be awarded the Gilwell Woggle you will also need to complete:

Tech Skills, Inservice and Basic Practical are all parts of Rover Basic training and need to be completed for a Rover to attend Advanced training, or for an RA to be issued their Certificate of Adult Leadership.

If you have already completed training in another section, 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

How to Take Part

You can complete Basic Scout Bushwalking in two different ways:

  • Training Course
    Sign up for the scheduled Basic Scout Bushwalking courses, planned by Rover Training Victoria and advertised through the training calendar and weekly Vicrovers email update.
  • Skills Recognition
    Many Rovers and RAs have gained this knowledge through "on-the-job" training completed throughout their time in Scouting, or have completed Scout Equivalant Training activities. To cater for these people, we have designed a Skills Recognition program. This is the preferred option for most people.

To enquire about Skills Recognition, or find out more about the course, contact the This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

Costs

There is no cost for undertaking the Skills Recognition program.

The 2017 cost of a Basic Scout Bushwalking course is $100.
Many Regions and Groups assist their Crews to cover the cost of Rover Training, so make sure you get in touch with them to see if they will help support developing their Rover Crews.

You may be able to claim a reimbursement from the State Association for your travel costs if you are attending a course over 100km from your home.

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 (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 ,

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