Alpha Phi Omega & Rovers
Roger L Stearns (email@example.com)
Wed Feb 18 01:33:58 1998
Someone mentioned that the Rovers were a Service oriented Scouting
division for young adults?
Alpha Phi Omega up until 1968 was the "Scouting Fraternity", and in many
respects it still is. Pledges have to learn the Scout Oath and Law during
their pledge program. And many of the Fraternity's symbols have direct
relation to Scouting. Up until 1968, prior membership in the Scouts was a
requirement. Then in 1976, the Fraternity became co-ed. Ther have been
articles in the past in Scouting magazine on Apha Phi Omega. Most notably
the article "Scouting Goes to College". And the scout handbook and
scoutmasters Handbook also mention Alpha Phi Omega. And it's been a while
since I've seen an Eagletter, but there used to always be information on
Alpha Phi Omega on the back cover.
Anyway, I was wondering if Alpha Phi Omega in someway replaced the Rover
Program in a sense? As an FYI, there are also many Apha Phi Omega
Chapters who have dual registered as Explorer Posts. Will these Posts
become Venture Scout Posts or go with LfL with the Career Explorers?
Eagle Class of 89
Alumni, Apha Phi Omega