The second step in the Rover Training Scheme is the Technical skills, ‘In-Service’ or if you prefer, the basic Practical side of Rover section Training.
Historically, the Practical skills have been completed as part of the Squire Training along side the Rover Skills badge. This part of the process can take care of three areas at once.
Technical Skills Training covers the following areas:
- Basic knotting and Lashings
- Basic Emergencies
- Basic Navigation
- Rover Section administration and forms
- Induction Training
- And opportunities to ask questions
This step would normally be commenced just after attending the Introduction to Rover course; it is recommended that it is not attempted without the course books supplied at the Introduction to Rovers course.
This step is a prerequisite to step 3, the Rover Basic Course, and is coordinated by the Assistant Region Commissioner – Adult Training and Development. Districts also run ‘Technical Skills days, which you are eligible to attend.
Technical Skills Courses
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’).
After I finish the Training & Book, what do I do?
After completing the main sections of Technical Training Tasks and Inservice, you need to fill out the relevant form from the back of the book and send it in to your local Scout Service Centre. When you have submitted both forms, you are then eligable to move on the the Basic Common Core Course.
Who do I contact for Dates, Locations and Enquires?
Local Scout Service Centre