Rovers is the fourth and final component of Scouts South Africa’s youth programme (following on from Meerkats, Cubs and Scouts), specifically designed for young adults who have not yet reached their 30th birthday. The purpose of Rovers is to provide encouragement for the self-training of young adults in Citizenship and Service, encourage members to pursue useful and fulfilling careers, and to be of service to their communities and the Scout Movement. This purpose is given expression through an Advancement Program that culminates in the BP Award.
A group of Rovers is known as a “Crew” and each Rover Crew is different, tailoring its activities to the requirements of its members. Crews vary in size from a handful of members to as many as 20 and are under the leadership of elected group of Rovers called the Crew Council. Becoming a member of a Rover Crew will provide you with a challenge and the opportunity to develop your personal abilities, as well as learning plenty of new skills. Crews also thrive on social activities such as harbour cruises, inter-crew activities, sailing, hiking, camping, outreach projects and national and international events known as “Moots”