The first step in the Rover Training scheme is the Intro to Rovers Seminar. It’s designed to be a part of standard Squire Training, and includes the Intro to Scouting course attended by Leaders at the start of their training.
The Intro to Rovers Seminar is an important part of the Squire Training badge, and while you can complete Intro to Rovers through SAIT's eLearning system; doing the seminar offers you the opportunity to discuss things with our experienced Rovers and RAs, as well as the other Rovers taking the seminar.
Intro to Rovers is a great activity to run on a Crew night, especially for new Rover Crews, or Crews undergoing rapid expansion, as it covers everything that you might learn over the first year in Rovering in a few short hours.
The course covers the following areas:
- Aims & Principles of the Scout Association
- Rover Government – Where you fit in and the general responsibilities of Regions, States and National
- What Rovers do – including Rover activities & properties
- Baden Powell Scout Award – A brief rundown of what the award is.
- Squire Training & Invested Rovers
- Crew Life
- Service – including the Service Awards available to Victorian Rovers
- Rover Training scheme pathways
- And plenty of chances to ask your questions!!
Intro to Rovers courses are run on Saturday afternoon at both Mudbash and Surfmoot, and at other times by arrangement.
Who do I contact for more information, or to book a Seminar for my Crew?