In-service is an important part of basic training. It is there to show that you understand the teams working above, below and beside you, and that you have contributed to your own Crew. There are six activities to complete, each of which is designed to make sure that you have a good understanding of what Rovering is all about.
If possible, you should finish your in-service before attending the Rover Basic Practical course. It must be completed before you attend the Rover Advanced Practical course.
Rover Section Meetings
In this activity, you need to get around and see what other Crews are doing. The requirements differ slightly for Rovers and RAs though, so make sure that you’re doing the right thing!
|1st Activity||Attend a meeting with another Crew|
|2nd Activity||Attend a meeting with a second Crew|
|3rd Activity||Attend a meeting with a third Crew|
|4th Activity||Attend a meeting with a fourth Crew||Attend a Region RA’s meeting|
|5th Activity||Attend a business meeting with another Crew|
|6th Activity||Prepare and run at least one activity for your crew|
You will need to attend at least one meeting with another Crew, business meeting with another Crew, and Venturer meeting, but your PLA may alter the other meetings you need to attend for this activity slightly, based on your current and intended future roles. Other appropriate activities could include a meeting of the Victorian Rover Council, another Subcommittee, another Region or another Region Executive.
Rovers and RAs in rural areas may have difficulty attending meetings with other Crews. Your PLA has strategies to help you complete inservice training, including using State and Region activities, attending different types of activities at your closest neighbouring Crew, as well as videoconferencing and other communications technology.
You’re unlikely to get programs for the nights that you visited other Crews on, but try and list all the activities that happened on those nights. See what kind of mix of the Areas of Personal Growth you get.
This activity is there to make sure that you understand the requirements for planning and approving an outdoor activity.
Other Sections Visit
This activity is about seeing how the sections "above" and "below" you work, and meeting the other leaders in your Group. Since there is no section "above" Rovers, you should visit a Group Council meeting with your Crew Leader and RA.
|Attend a Venturer Unit meeting
If your Group does not have a Venturer Unit, visit another nearby Unit,
or your local District/Zone Venturer Council
Attend your Crew's Group Council meeting
What do I do once I've finished my Inservice?