to the Rovers Section. For young men and women 18 to 26 years of age.
137th Ottawa Rover Scouts Crew participates in a variety of outdoor adventures, community service and leadership development with many becoming Scouters with Beavers, Cubs & Scouts.
For pictures from past events, take a look at our 137TH OTTAWA SCOUTS GROUP PHOTO ALBUM.
Often the first Monday of the month, 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. in different locations throughout the year with our All Sections Family weekend camp in June, plus a week long canoe trip/camp, all sections weekend camp and other fun adventures
Rover Scouting is for young adults who are 18 to 26 years old. This is the most senior Section of the five Scouts Canada Sections. Rover Scouting helps with the transition from adolescence to adulthood and supports young adults with their integration into adult society. The challenges for young adults of this age are many, including figuring out what they want to do with their lives, doing well in school, getting a job and being successful at it, navigating relationships, transitioning into adult life and responsibilities, and seeking to make an impact in society. Rover Scouts provides young adults with a program and a support system to help them achieve their personal goals within groups of like-minded individuals.
Crew Scouters were called “Advisors” in the past, and this remains the role of a Crew Scouter, facilitating the Canadian Path program, by providing helpful advice to our Crew, giving the Rovers every opportunity to lead and to learn by doing, see the Rover Crew Section Snapshot.
Scouting is based on three broad Principles which represent its fundamental beliefs. These include:
Duty to God: Defined as, the responsibility to adhere to spiritual principles, and thus to the religion that expresses them, and to accept the duties therefrom.
Duty to Others: Defined as, the responsibility to one’s local, national and global community members to promote peace, understanding and cooperation, through participation in the development of society, respect for the dignity of one’s fellow-beings, and protection of the integrity of the natural world.
Duty to Self: Defined as, the responsibility for the development of oneself to one’s full potential physically, intellectually, spiritually and socially.
Rover Scout Uniform
The official uniform for a Rover Scout is a red camp shirt, which can be left untucked, and an optional tech tee available at the Scouts Shop. Plus a group neckerchief (necker purchased though the Group) worn cross-over style,
A woggle can be handmade and any group, district, regional and provincial crests are supplied by the Group.
Rover Scout Promise:
On my honour,
I promise that I will do my best;
To do my duty to God and the Queen;
To help other people at all times,
And to carry out the spirit of the Scout Law
On my honour;
I promise that I will do my best,
To respect my country and my beliefs,
To help other people at all times;
and to carry out the spirit of the Scout Law.
Personal Achievement for Rover Scouts
Your personal journey as a Rover Scout is all about setting and achieving goals that matter to you, all with the valuable support of a mentor. It is by following a cycle of Personal Development Plans that you make your way to The Portage – the final leg of your Rover Scout journey. Unlike in other Sections, your personal progression in Rover Scouts is not recognized with a badge. The journey is its own reward.
Check out the Rover Scout Handbook. The Rover Scout Handbook is your comprehensive guide to the Canadian Path Rover Scout program. Find out everything you need to know about Rover Scouting in Canada with the free PDF of the complete handbook or use the Rover Handbook App available in the Apple Store and Google Play.
However, as a Rover Scout there are a number of awards that you can pursue, including the Canadian Rover Scout Award Certificate – the Top Section Award for the Rover Scout Section. You can also progress in the Outdoor Adventure Skills (OAS), earn the Duke of Edinburgh’s Award, and demonstrate your proficiency in a second language to achieve your Language Strip.
Scouts Canada’s all-new Youth Leadership Training courses are available online! Youth Leadership Training workshops are facilitated by youth, for youth—all while following the principles of The Canadian Path.
The Scouts Canada Scholarship Program provides financial support to members of Scouts Canada entering or continuing in full-time studies at Canadian Universities or Colleges.All recipients are motivated youth who, with the help of their Scouting experiences have demonstrated outstanding leadership qualities and a desire to create a better world.
Pathways to Your Future Scouts Canada’s Post-Secondary Coaching Program. By participating in the Pathways to Your Future program, you will receive professional training and hands-on experiences to help you choose the education and career path that is best for you. You will develop practical, in-demand skills like financial literacy, and project and relationship management. You will also build soft skills like creativity, consultative sales, collaboration, adaptability and time management—all things you will need to succeed in school, at work and in life. As part of the process, you’ll identify, plan and execute a project or participate in an experience that helps build up your local Scout Group or Council.
For more information, please contact our Group Commissioner.