Basic Outdoor Skills 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
- How to lay out a campsite
- Basic financial management
To attend the Basic Outdoor Skills 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
To complete your basic training, and be awarded the Gilwell Woggle you will also need to complete:
- Rover Inservice
- Technical Skills
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.
How to Take Part
You can complete Basic Outdoor Skills in two different ways:
- Training Course
Sign up for the scheduled Basic Outdoor Skills courses run by the National Training Team and published in the Scouts Victoria Training Calendar
- 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.
There is no cost for undertaking the Skills Recognition program.
The 2018 cost of a Basic Outdoor Skills 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.
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