The fourth & fifth step in the Rover Training Scheme is the Rover Advanced (Wood Badge) Course. This is the course is designed for Region & Committee chairman positions and above and is tied closely with the Leader of Adults Advanced Training (ie, you will complete some units with Group Leaders and Commissioners.) Similar to the Basic course it is broken into parts, five parts in total.
Firstly the pre-course Advanced workbooks need to be completed.
Secondly, the first weekend is spent developing a deeper understanding of the Core components of Scouting:
- Scouting Knowledge and Fundamentals.
- Personal Skill Development
Thirdly, the Rover Advance Sectional component:
- Organisational Management.
- Group Dynamics,
Fourthly, Elective modules such as Counselling, Crisis management, Negotiation skills etc. are chosen by the course participants on the second weekend of the course.
The last and Fifth component is the evaluation process, which is an assessment of all completed workbooks and evaluation of the training being put into practice over a period of time. On successful completion the wood badge is then awarded.
Certificate IV in Leadership, is also available, on the successful completion of allocated work.
How much? Contact your District Leader Adult Training Support, Region Scout Centre or The Training Officer at Scouts Victoria.
How do I apply? Send a complete TR1 (Adult Training Application form) along with a cheque for the nominated amount to the relevant Scout Service Centre for your region (Payable to ‘Scouts Australia – Victorian Branch’), or Apply Online Here!.
Who do I contact for dates Locations and Enquiries?
The Training page on MyScout.
Visit the Training Enquiry Page to submit a question or ask to be booked into a course.
Upcoming Training Opportunities: