Here are some of the activities that Rovers are involved in, this list is always changing so be sure to check with your local crew about the other activities they undertake!
Rover Scout Motorsport - SA Branch (RSMSA) is the authority governing all motorsport related activities in the South Australian branch of Scouts Australia, and is a member of CAMS.
Performing Arts in Scouts and Rovers generally centres on the Gang Show.
Gang Show is an amateur theatrical performance where the cast is made up of serving youth members of Scouts and Guides. The aim of the show is to give young people in Scouting and Guiding the opportunity to develop performance skills and to perform in a close to professional theatrical environment under the auspices of the Performing Arts Section of Scouting. Backstage personnel are in either Movements or former Gang members who have returned to follow their childrens dreams, or are volunteer helpers.
Adelaide Gang Show
AGS was born after a meeting between the late Henry Rymill (Chief Commissioner of Scouts for S.A.) and the late John Hardy. Rehearsals began in May 1961 and the Show opened at the Unley Town Hall in August 1961. The producer was John Hardy, who continued in this role until 1990. From 1961 to 1978 AGS was performed at the Unley Town Hall and the season was traditionally 14 weeks of rehearsals with a 2 week rehearsal and 10 performance season in the theatre. In 1979 AGS moved to the Scott Theatre, on the University of Adelaide campus in the city, and still performs there today. (One season was performed at Her Majesty's Theatre in 2000.) AGS has had five talented Producers since 1961 – John Hardy, Ron Clarke, Dennis Ankor, Rod Klau and Darran Swain.
Comedy Capers Gang Show is a non profit performing arts group proudly associated as part of Scouts Australia (SA Branch) and is currently in its 47th consecutive year of production.
The group is a pioneer of Northern area theatrical variety show offering live music, singing, acting and dance performed by the youth members of Scouts Australia (SA Branch) and Girl Guides SA. Our mission is to promote the aims, principals, goals and values of scouting through the arts.
“The aim of Scouting is to encourage the physical, intellectual, social, emotional and spiritual development of young people so that they take a constructive place in society as responsible citizens, and as a member of their local, national and international communities.”
The show is produced and directed by a group of volunteer adult members from each of the participating associations and performed over a two week period after a fifteen week rehearsal schedule. The show is supported by an additional compliment of some one hundred and forty volunteers fulfilling such positions of band, technical, set construction and administrative roles.
The show uses an assortment of original and commercial music played by our live band along with sketch and dialogue written by other participating national shows and also within our own members.
Bogong Rover Chalet
Bogong Rover Chalet is unlike any other Chalet found on Australia's Snowfields.
It has a communal atmosphere where everyone pitches in to make the Winter Party a success. Facilities include 240 volt generator power, fully equipped kitchen and dining facilities, washing machine, drying room, toilets, hot showers, and dormitories that include mattresses and pillows.
The Bogong Rover Chalet is located on the picturesque Bogong High Plains, an 11 kilometre trip from the Falls Creek Ski Resort in Victoria's north east.
Sub Aqua Activities
Sub Aqua is the diving activity team and offer opportunities to assist with the training and organising of diving activities for divers of all experience levels.
This includes theory, pool sessions, open water and snorkelling, and running dive camps.
For more information please contact Rover Scouts South Australia via the contact page or head to Scouts Australia - SA Branch.
Adventurous Scout Activities
Bushwalking remains one of the fundamental outdoor activities.
It provides fun training and experience in leadership, planning, management, initiative, and spiritual development, all in an unspoiled environment.
The skills learned are easy to remember and the principles learned can open up a whole range of other activities The Bushwalking team can assist you with advice regarding the planning and running of expeditions, examining Queen Scouts adventures and planning and running of larger activities such as those for a Venture or Youth Team Challenge.
The Bushwalking team also assist external associations such as the Rogaining Association events and the Trailblazer Challenge.
Land Yatching - Go sailing without getting wet!
Land Yachting is one of the greatest thrills on dry land, you can sail over a dry salt pan with all the fun and action of any water activity and still go home dry at the end of the day.
The Land Yachting team has a number of land yachts available and the team members who can take you for a day you will never forget!
Feel the adrenalin when you first step over the edge of a cliff, and the success and achievement after you have climbed to the top of a natural cliff. The Rock Climbing team runs climbing courses for members to learn and develop their skills on a number of rock faces.
The Rock Climbing team is also mobile, with our very own mobile rock wall that is used extensively throughout the Branch for activities.
Sea Scout Activities
Sea Scouts is scouting with an emphasis on water based activities such as rowing and sailing.
The Sea Scout Section in South Australia holds numerous sailing activities throughout the year, including an annual rowing regatta that is open to all Scout Groups and Rover Crews.
Sea Scouts offer extra training in many types of boating, including sailing and rowing.
Activities include: regular sail races and a rowing regatta each year, and support activities for Scout Groups and Rover Crews to access water based adventurous activities.
For more information on Sea Scouts, contact Rover Scouts South Australia or head to the Sea Scout Section website at www.seascouts.sa.scouts.com.au.
Radio Scout Activities
The Scout Radio Activities Group is a group of amateur radio enthusiasts who provide radio communications for outdoor adventurous activities helping to improve the security and smooth running of these events.
The Radio Activities team also introduces radio communications to Rover Scouts.
Although our main function is to provide radio communications for Scouting events within South Australia, the Scout Radio Activities Group also provide communications for events such as the Murray 200/100 canoe marathon.