Patrick LAM (email@example.com)
Tue Feb 17 23:28:59 1998
On Tue, 17 Feb 1998, William H. Sills wrote:
> Rovers died here in the USA during the massacre of 1965. They are thriving in
> the rest of the world. The 1998 World Rover Moot is scheduled for Canada.
1998: Canadian National Rover moot
2000: World Rover moot, held in Mexico.
> Perhaps our international Rovers will be kind enough to tell us how Rovers
> work in their countries: Age range, leaders, organization, program, Air
> Rovers, Sea Rovers, etc.
Canadian Rovers are 18-26, organized in Rover crews. Crews have Rover
advisors who are at least 25 years old. There are generally Rover Round
tables, which are gatherings of Rovers from a geographic region, to
decide stuff (in different places they have different amounts of clout:
in Australia I understand they have the power to close down Rover crews.
Quite self governing).
The Rover motto is service. The aim of Rovering is like that of other
parts of Scouting, to help people grow in age appropriate ways. There is
a new Rover programme coming out and I haven't memorized the details.
I don't know how many Sea Rovers / Air Rovers are around. I think I've
heard reference to some but I've never seen any. (I haven't seen Sea
Scouts personally either, though: just heard of them through email.)