Rovering Towards 2020


**NEW: Terms of Reference now available! Click here to download.**

Scouts Australia conducts a national review of each Section every eight years or so in order to ensure that the youth program remains dynamic and relevant.

The purpose of the Rovering Towards 2020 team is to critically review the current Rover program and make recommendations to Scouts Australia's National Operations Committee to ensure that Rovering contributes to the education of young adults through a value system based on the Promise and Law, to help build a better world where people are self-fulfilled as individuals and play a constructive role in society.

The Scouts Australia youth program aims to achieve this personal growth by providing young people with opportunities for new experiences and adventure using the Scout Method, and we all know that it’s FUN as well!!! Rovering Towards 2020 will ensure that the Rover program is consistent with this nationwide (and, indeed, worldwide) approach to Scouting.

Rovering Towards 2020 Team

We are a team of volunteers committed to conducting a professional, considered and objective review of the Scouts Australia Rover program in consultation with current and former Scouting members and the wider community.

  • Graeme Fordham - National Project Commissioner, Partnerships (Chair)
  • Kathryn Edwards - National Manager Secretariat Services (Executive Officer- non-voting)
  • Reg Williams - Chief Commissioner of Australia (ex-officio)
  • John Clarke - National Commissioner Youth Program (convenor)
  • Daniel Smith - BRC Chair, Scouts WA / former National Rover Council Chair 2010-2011
  • Craig Whan - former BC Rovers Victoria (now Region Commissioner)
  • Matt Rigter - Scouts ACT
  • Alison Maynard - Scouts NSW
  • Sera Harris - Mission Australia

Rovering Towards 2020 newsletter

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Edition 1
July 2010

Edition 2
Sept 2010

Edition 3
  July 2011


Contact us

If you'd like to tell us what you think about Rovering now and how it should look in the future, or if you'd like to subscribe to the Rovering Towards 2020 newsletter, email the team on You can also follow us on Facebook to keep up to date with all the latest news and research, and make sure you don't miss out on Rovering Towards 2020 surveys and forums!

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