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Sunday, 28 January 2018 09:26

May Madness Advanced Course

As the year begins, a young Rover's mind turns to what they're going to achieve for the rest of the year. For those who want to really kick your Rovering up a gear! The Rover Advanced is the leadership master class for all Rovers.

The cost for a Rover Advanced Practical course is $150, but your Crew, Group and Region are all great places to turn for financial support. Rover Advanced is the level of training required for people planning to run for the role of VRC Chairman, Deputy Chair, Assistant Chair, or Training Officer.

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 May Madness Advanced Course is running at Gilwell Park, Gembrook on the weekend of May 4th-6th. Applications close on April 13th.

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 Rover In-Service before you attend the course, if you need help completing your In-Service or any other component of the training please contact the VRC Training Officer so that you can be assigned a PLA 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 Advanced Course

You need to have done:

  • Rover Basic Practical (formerly Rover Basic Sectional Techniques)
  • Rover Basic Outdoors (formerly Rover Basic Practical Supplement)
  • All eight Advanced eLearning modules on http://training.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 for Rovers, OR

If you completed the Advanced Common Core – Leader of Youth course between 2009 and 2015 or a Sectional Advanced 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 details.

Once that is on your extranet record, you can register online via: www.vicrovers.com.au/training/apply - CourseID is 105407
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

Other Tasks

Between registration and arriving at the course on Friday night you will also need to do:

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