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Prepare to become

A Rover Scout

Rover Scouts welcome young adults from 18 to 25 years of age. You don’t need to have any Scouting experience, but you do need to keep up with some adventurous people and their adrenaline-packed adventures!

A group of Rover Scouts is known as a “Unit”. Each Rover Scout Unit is different, consisting of anywhere from a handful of members to 50 or more. Most Units meet weekly. A Unit’s activities are planned and run by the Rover Scouts themselves – which means they are tailored to the requirements and interests of members.

Every Unit is different. Each has its own traditions, special interests and personalities. A Rover Unit runs itself, with an elected Unit Leader and executive.

Rover Scouts enjoy helping others, having a great time and taking on new challenges. You’ll need a ‘give it a go’ attitude and you’ll be rewarded with some serious fun.


The Scouting movement is all about producing leaders, and here’s where Rover Scouts get to shine. You’ll be able to help lead activities with other Scouting members, in addition to other community members, and make a difference in young people’s lives. This means a Working with Children Check for all over 18’s, but it’s a small price to pay for the rewards of leadership. You’ll also have opportunities to bring about positive change in your community.


Social activities such as balls, bush dances, harbour cruises, nights out, car rallies and “Moots” (gatherings of Rovers on a local, national and sometimes international level) will feature on an active Rover Scout’s program. There’s a limitless number of opportunities to get to know new people at Rover Scouts.


Action is at the core of all Rover Scout activities. And it’s your choice what you do whether it’s kayaking, canyoning, hiking, camping in the snow or even planning an international expedition. There are heaps of international travel experiences for Rover Scouts to become involved in, with contingents leaving Australia every year to Scouting events in all parts of the globe, in addition to the individual travel opportunities that are also available.


Rover Scouts wear a blue polo or button up shirt with red sleeves. They will also be given a scarf and badges to sew on the uniform when they join.  Most adventurous activities won’t require you to wear a uniform, just appropriate clothing. When you first talk to the Rover Scout Crew members about joining, they will give you information about what to wear and bring to your first meeting.

You can buy your Rover Scout uniform at Scout Shop.

Child Safe Scouting

The number one priority for Scouts Australia is Child Safe Scouting.

  • All Leaders are thoroughly screened, undergo the relevant State checks, and must hold a valid, verified Working with Children check.
  • Adult Leaders receive comprehensive, ongoing training across a range of subjects including leadership, WHS, and child protection.
  • At least one person trained in first aid attends all major events.
  • At least two adults are present at all meetings and events.
  • We will liaise with you to ensure we have the information necessary to cater for your child’s individual medical, physical and dietary requirements.
  • All Scouts Australia Branches have teams of people responsible for child safety who action any concerns that parents or children may have regarding safety.

Join Rover Scouts

To join Rover Scouts contact your State Branch by calling 1800 SCOUTS (1800 726 887) or

Explore Our Sections

Scouts Australia provides fun youth development activities, building resilient and confident boys and girls aged 5 to 25 in the Joey Scout, Cub Scout, Scout, Venturer Scout and Rover Scout Sections.  We also welcome adult volunteer Scout Leaders.  Scouts has opportunities for the whole family to be involved. Everyone is welcome, and we value the diversity of our members. Find out more about the Section of Scouting that is best for you here.

Joey Scouts

Ages 5-7

Cub Scouts

Ages 8-11


Ages 11-14

Venturer Scouts

Ages 15-17

Rover Scouts

Ages 18-25

Adult Volunteers

Ages 18+