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The Traditional Rover Scout Handbook

Introduction 

General Policy of the Rover Scout Section

Rover Ceremonies

Rover Program:

Investiture Requirements

Rambler's Badge

 Service Star 

Project Badge

Rover Instructor Badge

The Baden-Powell Award

 

Investiture Requirements

Item

Date

Initial

1. Study Scouting for Boys; the story of B-P & History of Scouting; and current Otter, TimberWolf, and Scout literature.    
2. Know the Scout Law and Promise as they concern Rovers, and apply them in a spirit of unselfish service to life in general.    
3. Hold the First Class Badge, or have sufficient Scouting knowledge to be competent to instruct a person of Scout age in the Second Class tests, and have obtained a competent standard in tests 8, 9, 10, and 11 of the First Class Badge    
4. Take an active part in a discussion on Scouting, including the topics of Group, District, and Provincial organization.    
5. Go on foot with your Rover Sponsor, on a journey of at least 14 miles (or 22 Km.).  In the course of the journey you must cook your own meals, find your own campsite, and camp for the night.  Make a log of the journey.    
6. Have undergone such period of probation as the GSM, RS & Crew may require. This period should be as short as possible and only in exceptional circumstances should it exceed 6 months.    
7. Be invested in your Crew.    

 

 

Scoutcraft Star

Item Date Initial
1. Camp on at least 10 separate occasions of not less than 15 nights (with the Scout Group), Submit a log of your involvement to the Rover Scout Leader and Crew Secretary.    
2. Be competent to instruct and examine a Senior Scout in any two of the Senior Scout Proficiency Badges (ie. Leading Cook, Hiker, Camp Warden, Advanced Swimmer, Boatswain, Leading Canoeist, etc.)    

 

 

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Rambler's Badge

Item

Date Initial
1. Demonstrate competency to instruct and to examine a Senior Scout in the requirements of one of the following Senior Badges: Climber, Hiker, Map Maker, Scout, Pilot.    
2. Hold the St. John Ambulance or Red Cross Standard First Aid Qualification.    
3. Complete as a member of a team of Rovers a journey extending over 4 consecutive days (with 3 nights out) or 2 journeys each extending over 48 hours (each with 2 nights out) not including traveling time. Organize the journey yourself and have it approved by your RS and local Commissioner as being of sufficiently high standard. The journey must be by land, at home or abroad, and must demonstrate evidence of endurance and the qualities of self-reliance, initiative, determination and leadership. Submit a log of the expedition to your RS and Crew at its conclusion.    
4. Be Awarded the Rambler's Badge    

 

 

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Service Star 

Items

Date Initial
1. Render 6 months satisfactory service as a Scouter.    
2. Volunteer to help at a Provincial, National, or International Jamboree. Or, assist in the running of a weeklong summer expedition or camp for the Scout or Senior Scout Troop.    
3. Provide a minimum of 6 months volunteer service to a community agency such as a local Food Bank, Blood Bank, Hospital, etc.    
4. Be Awarded the Service Star.    

 

 

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Project Badge 

Item

Date

Initial

1. Choose, plan, and devote at least 6 months to a project, and  keep a record of your activities. Report your progress at least 3 times during the period he must report progress to the RS and Crew.  Produce your record, supported by any models, charts, maps or other exhibits which may be needed to elucidate it. On these occasions you may seek advice or assistance from the Crew if you feel you need it.    
2. A "project" may be defined as a self-imposed task demanding skill, application and care.  You pick the subject of the project. There is no restriction on the choice of subject (within reason), but it should preferably be something which bears no direct relationship to your job, and with which you have formerly had little to do, or alternatively a subject in which you are already well versed, with the intention of reaching a considerably higher standard of achievement in it. The subject chosen for the project should be formally approved by the RS and the Crew as suitable and worthwhile.    
3. When you are satisfied that the selected project is completed, you must demonstrate the result of the work to the RS and the Crew. The RS and Crew, after seeking any necessary expert advice, then decide if the Rover has reached a satisfactory standard of attainment.    
4. Be Awarded the Project Badge.    

 

 

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Rover Instructor Badge

Item

   
1. Hold the Service Star    
2. Show that you are acting, with the approval of the RS, as an instructor to a TimberWolf Pack, Scout Troop or Senior Scout Troop to the satisfaction of the GSM, CM, and ESM concerned.    
3. In the case of TimberWolf Packs you must:
a. Have an knowledge of, and ability to instruct in, the subjects of the First and Second Star badges and 2 proficiency badges.    
b. Show a reasonable knowledge of the Cubs Handbook and Kipling's Jungle Books.    
4. In the case of Scout and Senior Scout Troops you must: 
a. Have a knowledge of, and ability to instruct in, the subjects of the First Class Badge and 2 Senior Proficiency Badges, 1 of which must be a Senior Public Service badge.    
b. Show a reasonable knowledge of Rovering to Success and Aids to Scoutmastership.    
5. Be Awarded the Rover Instructor Badge.    

 

 

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The Baden-Powell Award

Item

Date Initial
1. Hold the Rambler's Badge
2. Hold the Scoutcraft Star
3. Hold the Service Star
4. Hold the Project Badge
5. In the opinion of the GSM, RL and the Crew be a personal example of the Scout way of life, and the Rover motto "SERVICE".
6. Complete an interview with the PC or a DC appointed by the PC for this purpose.
7. Be Awarded the Baden-Powell Award.
 
  BPSA British Columbia 2000
American Edition 2003, WFIS-NA
For Information About the The World Federation of Independent Scouts (WFIS-NA), Contact:

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Issued by order of the BPSA-BC for use by members of Traditional Scouting Associations
This handbook may be photocopied for Scouting purposes.
 First Edition 1998 
Second Edition - 2001
American First Edition - 2003

See Also:

The Traditional Handbook

 

 

   

 

 


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