All adult leaders must register as Rovers, and undergo an annual independent federal background check. Any adult who wishes to volunteer with the group, but not join as a leader/Rover, must also undergo a background check.
Rovers are the senior branch of BPSA scouting, intended for adults (18+) of all genders. As Robert Baden-Powell originally intended, there is no upper age limit, so anyone 18+ may join. Rovers are organized into self-governing crews as part of an overall scout group, either one that is based locally in the Rover’s hometown, or the nationwide 1st Lone Scouts group under the direction of Susan Pesznecker at 1stLoneScouts@bpsa-us.org.
The Rover motto is simply “Service,” and it is put into practice both in the group and the community. All BPSA section leaders are required to be registered as Rovers to provide them with a more solid background in Scouting.
Uniforms and Badges:
Rover Uniform – The current official uniform shirt & cap for all Rover Scouts/Section Leaders.
Hats – Rovers may choose to wear the traditional campaign-style hat (recommended) or a green beret.
Rover Badges & Awards – Must be ordered by GSMs, RSLs, or RSMs ONLY.