Rover Scouts - Scouting for Adults - Service and Outdoors

Rover Scouts
Rover Scouts are over 18s, who join to expand their skills, enjoy the outdoors and serve the local community.
We meet to do anything from abseil down cliff faces in the dark to improving our cooking skills. We also arrange weekend trips in the mountains, and other weekends such as orienteering and survival!
As a group of adults we plan our programme together, led by Rover Scout Master, Clive Gray (who also happens to be a Winter and Summer Mountain Leader, has his Single Pitch Award for climbing and is the HQ Commissioner for Rover Scouts!) Activities will be tailored to those who attend in terms of their fitness and what they want to do! Contact Clive or Ninette at  at
We have our own facebook page 1st Whittingham BP Rover Scouts Group, which keeps members up to date with forthcoming events, and is a great place for sharing our photos!

Here are some photos of our Rovers enjoying the Cairngorms and Lake District, with winter skills training, and also climbing Sharp Edge in the summer.


The Rover motto is: "Service", and as such the main aim of the Rover Section is to serve the Scout Group and local community. Before being invested as Rover Scout you will spend time as a Rover Squire. After being invested the training scheme comprises of the following:

  • Scoutcraft Star
  • ServiceTraining Star
  • Rambler's Badge
  • Project Badge
  • Rover Instructor Badge
  • The B-P Award Discovery Award
  • See the BPSA's website for more information on Rovering to Success!