Rovers

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. Rovers are organized into self-governing Crews as part of an overall Scout Group. The Rover motto is simply “Service,” and it is put into practice both in the Group and the community. All BPSA section leaders are required to be registered as Rovers to provide them with a more solid background in Scouting.

The Rovering program is based upon two key works by B-P: Scouting for Boys and Rovering to Success.

Uniforms

  • Hat: Olive or Brown Campaign style (Brown preferred), flat-brim, four-dent hat with leather band on the crown. A green beret is also permitted with appropriate metal pin or patch on front.
  • Shirt: Dark (forest or spruce) short sleeve (BPSA-US lists long sleeve, we have adapted to short-sleeve for the climate) Safari/Bush-style shirt with two front pockets (flap w/ buttons) and shoulder epaulets. For our Rover Crew, we have standardized on Propper Brand Tactical Dress Shirts.
  • Pants: Blue, khaki, olive, or gray in color and of a comfortable outdoor/cargo style.
  • Belt: Brown leather or webbing belt.
  • Necker: 36? square neckerchief of the group’s colors, worn with a ring or slide (“woggle”) at the throat.
  • Socks: Knee length, worn turned down at the knee with red tabbed garter (once knighted) showing on outside with shorts, of approved color: dark blue, khaki, green, or gray.
  • Shoes: brown or black (Troop Choice)

For badge placement, please reference the BPSA Quick Uniform Reference .

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