Rover Motto: “Service”
Rovers are the senior branch of Baden-Powell Scouting, intended for men and women over the age of 17 who wish to remain uniformed members of a section. As Robert Baden-Powell originally intended, there is no upper age limit. The Rover motto is simply “Service,” and it is put into practice both in the Group and the community.
Rovers are organized into self-governing Crews, and sub-divided into Patrols, as part of an overall Scout Group. All BPSA leaders are required to be registered as Rovers to provide them with a more solid background in Scouting.
Section Schedule Meetings
- Hat: Khaki/olive/brown campaign style, flat-brim, four-dent hat with leather band on the crown. A green beret green, is also permitted with appropriate metal pin or patch on front.
- Shirt: Safari/Bush-style dark green long-sleeve work shirt with two front pockets (flap w/ buttons) and shoulder epaulets. Check out BPSA for links to good options.
- Pants: Either long-style cargo pants or shorts of an approved color: dark blue, khaki, green or gray.
- Belt: Khaki, brown, dark blue webbing belt.
- Necker: 36″ square neckerchief of the group’s color(s), worn with a ring or slide (“woggle”) at the throat.
- Socks: Knee length, worn turned down at the knee with green tabbed garter showing on outside with shorts, of approved color: dark blue, khaki, green, or gray.
- Shoes: brown or black
BPSA-US also has links to get articles of the uniform.
Rover Handbook: free pdf or purchase of coil bound for $10
Mini Guide to Rovering – BPSA’s short guide to scouting as a Rover
Scouting for Boys – external link to a PDF version
Rovering to Success – external link to a PDF version