Rovers Victoria

Upcoming Adventurous Activities Courses

Upcoming courses

Adventurous Activities has scheduled two courses over May to help Rovers, Venturers, and Leaders gain outdoor qualifications. 


The Assistant Guide Core course is a great opportunity for those who have already begun, and are wanting to expand, their adventurous activity training pathway. It is ideal for Rovers and Leaders with an existing AA interest, who want to broaden the scope of activities they can run in their weekly program. It is also suitable for older Venturers who are progressing through the higher Outdoor Adventure Skills stages (Stage 6+) and want to formalize their skills so that they can develop their leadership role with an AA Team well into Rovers. It is not really suited for seasoned outdoor practitioners (see below instead), or youth members in earlier OAS stages.


The Guide Core course is for skilled Assistant Guides or experienced outdoor practitioners, well along the AA pathway, who are closer to Guide level in organisational and leadership skills. It is suited for Leaders or Rovers with considerable existing AA skills in a particular discipline, and who have been assisting on activities for some time. 


Note that neither course covers all aspects required for an Assistant Guide/Guide appointment, and attendance at the course does not automatically provide a qualification. But attendees will be assisted with progressing towards a future nomination. 


AA Assistant Guide Core Course

The Assistant Guide Core course program is about developing some of the formal skills required to assist a Guide on a Scouting adventurous activity. 


This is a journey-based course, held outside regardless of the weather. For this particular course it will be a bushwalking journey in the easy-moderate difficulty level (approx 5-15 km journey) with an element of easy off-road bike riding over a similar distance. You will be expected to bring a packed hiking pack, tent, and suitable winter clothing, and self-cater in small groups. You should also be aware there is an element of pre-course homework, including AA on-demand training modules (e-Learning). There will be a pre-course Zoom session, after which you will be expected to develop risk assessments prior to the course. 


    Dates: 28-29 May 2022

    Location: Connan Park Scout Camp, Yallourn North (near Morwell)

    Cost: $50

    Compulsory pre-course Zoom session: Wednesday 18 May from 7-9:30 PM.


Click here to apply, Course code 106750.


If you have any questions, contact Caitlin Parsons at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 


AA Guide Core course

This course helps current Assistant Guides and future Guides gain evidence towards a qualification. It covers:

  • understanding the pathway to becoming an Activity Guide
  • operation of outdoor activities
  • planning outdoor activities
  • weather and environmental conditions
  • minimal environmental impact
  • facilitating groups 


    Dates: 21-22 May 2022

    Location: Moira Park Scout Camp, Kialla West (near Shepparton)

    Cost: $100


Click here to apply, Course code 106611.


If you have any questions, contact Lachlan Shield on 0409 165 170 or at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 


Caitlin Parsons, Assistant State Commissioner - Adventurous Activities