The Rover program provides ample opportunity for you to become involved in a wide variety of challenging activities that will help you develop in the SPICES. Choose your own activities, and do them in your own time or with other Crew members. Make them as challenging as you want. Scouts Canada has provided Rovers with their own distinctive program of recognition for participating in activities. The Canadian Rover Scout Award is the highest award for a Canadian Rover can attain in Scouting.The Canadian Rover Scout Award is the pinnacle award for both the Rover Scout Section as well as for the five Scouts Canada Sections.
Requirements of the Canadian Rover Scout Award:
- Complete the personal progression personal development plan (PDP):
at least three cycles
of 8 ‐12 months in length. You and your mentor
agree that you have made sustained effort towards
personal development and that you have demonstrated
that you have learned from the process.
- Complete a service project approved by your mentor and the
Crew, or complete the Scouts of the World Award.
- Complete a total 32 stages (cumulative) of the Outdoor
- Complete 80 volunteer service hours. These hours do not
have to be completed within Scouting and do not have to be
completed as part of one activity or event. Although volunteer
service activities completed as part of the Section's program
do count towards this requirement, you are encouraged to find
your own opportunities to give back to the community in a way
that has special meaning to you.
More information on the personal develpment plan can be found on page 12 of the Rover Scout handbook. A template of the personal development plan can be found here.
More information on the Outdoor Adventure Skills can be found here.