Scouts Australia is a youth training organisation which endeavours to equip young people with the necessary skills to survive in the world.
Further information on Scouts Australia and Scouts in general can be sought from www.sa.scouts.com.au.
Rover Scouts South Australia provide a variety of training opportunities for members – all of which are optional and can be taken at your own pace.
Whilst your time spent in Rovers should be fun and memorable, the opportunities for personal growth and development present themselves at many opportunities. The opportunity to play a major role in the organisational and management of major events either as an individual or in a small group provides countless hours of valuable of time to learn and apply skills in communication, teamwork and leadership. While the Scouting method is “learning by doing”, there are structured courses provided which aim to further your own development.
See below for upcoming branch events & training courses
ROVER TRAINING INFORMATION
Every adult and Rover Scout will embark on a five-step journey to become a fully-trained leader. A lot of the curriculum will be
consistent for all leaders, as we prepare to support our Scouts on their continuous journey through the Youth Program. At
appropriate points in your training pathway, you will have the opportunity to focus on what you have learned in the context of
your role in Scouting, whether that is in specific sections for our Youth Program leaders (Leaders of Youth) or supporting other
adult members for our Program Support leaders (Leaders of Adults). The five steps in your training pathway are:
1. Scouting Preliminary
Scouting Preliminary courses prepares you for your important role in making a contribution to the development of young people
through the Scouting program. Learn about your important role in this global movement, your duties as an adult leader and
the Fundamentals of Scouting. From here, you will also begin working on your On the Job Plan> checklist which you will
need to complete before a Certificate of Proficiency is awarded.
2. Scouting Essential Training
Scouting Essentials provides your “survival skills” in supporting the personal progression of our young people. You will
learn about the Achievement Pathways, your role in a youth-led program operating under the patrol system and how to
empower your youth members to reach their potential.
3. Scouting Adventure Training (LOY)
Scouting Adventure Course (Youth Program leaders) gets you ready to support your youth members putting the “out” in
Scouting! You will learn about our Outdoor Adventure Skills, develop your knowledge and understanding in the three core
Skills and find out more about training available to you to support our specialist Skills. After this, you will be able to wear a
Gilwell woogle and will be seen as proficient in your leadership role! From here, you will begin working on your On the Job
Do> checklist which you will need to complete before attending a Scouting Leadership course.
4. Scouting Management Training (LOA)
Scouting Management (Program Support leaders) – skills you in bringing out the best in other adult leaders. You will
learn adult empowerment, managerial communication and conflict resolution. After this, you will be able to wear a Gilwell
woogle and will be seen as proficient in your leadership role – but your training journey is still going! From here, you will
begin working on your On the Job Do> checklist which you will need to complete before attending a Scouting Leadership
5. Scouting Leadership and Wood Badge
Scouting Leadership and the Wood Badge moves away from the practical Scouting skills to further develop you into a
great leader. You will enhance your leadership skills and practices which will help you both in Scouting and your life
outside the movement. From here, you will begin working on your Wood Badge project and assessment, as well as your
On the Job Review> checklist. After this, you will be awarded your Wood Badge and will be a fully-trained leader!
The South Australian Branch Rover Council (SABRC) recognises that Rovers are required to hold personal qualifications in many areas, both as a requirement of their membership of Scouts SA and in pursuit of an active calendar of Rover Events. To address this the SABRC has implemented a scheme to assist Rovers in paying for courses they may undertake in pursuit of their personal and Scouting development.