Baden-Powell Scout Award Scheme
BPSA Support Team
For more information on the BPSA Support Team in your Branch, contact your Branch Rover Council.
Rover Service Award
The Rover Service Award is the highest good service award that Rovers can to supporters of the Rover section. The Rover Service Award is awarded to people that have provided excellent service, support, and dedication to the Rover section over an extended period of time. In some states, the award is known by other names. Each Branch Rover Council has the right to use an individual additional name for the award; but the criteria is nationally standardised.
There are many people who have made a great contribution to Rovering at a local, regional, state, and or, national level. If you would like to nominate someone for the Rover Service Award, contact your Branch for more information on correcting nomination procedure and nomination opening and closing dates.
- The minimum length of service necessary to fulfill the qualifying period should be 5 years for Rovers and 10 years for Uniformed Members / Supporters.
- The length of service necessary to fulfill the qualifying period should take into consideration any involvement the individual may have had in other Branches.
- As this is specifically a Rover Award, only service to the Rover Section can be considered. Service to other Sections will not assist a nomination.
- Nominations must remain confidential and must not be discussed, either with the nominee or as part of the agenda at an open meeting.
- Where a Rover continues to provide outstanding service to the Section in an advisory position, the period of service whilst a Rover will count towards their eligibility.
Branch Name Variants
- New South Wales- Stan Bales Rover Service Award
- South Australia- Henry Rymill Award
- Victoria- W.F. Waters Award
Scouts of the World Award
The SoW can be completed in partnership with the BPSA or the World Scout Environment Badge as long as the appropriate approvals for each of the awards has been received.
- Exploring: What is the issue/problem about?
- Responding: What does it mean for me? This should include developing a feeling of personal commitment towards the issue/problem.
- Taking Action: What can I do? Develop a personal project of action which contributes to solving the problem.
National Quality Rovering Award
This award should be assessed by a panel within the relevant Branch Council. Crews that qualify for the Quality Rovering Award will be presented the award at the Branch AGM or awards dinner by the State Commissioner for Rovers or their delegate. A certificate will be given to the Crew and each Crew member shall receive a badge that can be worn on their uniform.
- A responsible Rover Adviser or Crew leader
- Crew leader has completed their Basic Training, with other members of the Crew encouraged to complete their training as well
- Retention of 70% of Crew members under 25 from one year to the next, and net growth in the crew by 10%.
- Metropolitan Crews should have at least ten (10) members and regional Crews should have at least five (5) members – Crew status to be determined by Branch
- 25% activities away from the Den, 2/3 of these not run by the Region or Branch Rover Council.
- Ten (10) nights out or 5 overnight activities.
- One (1) activity with the Group, if Rover Crew is not associated with the group then a District, Zone, Region or State activity which has participation with members from at least 2 other sections.
- Four (4) activities with local Venturer Units.
- Two (2) community involvement activities, one of these must be outside of the Scouting movement.
- Active involvement in 2/3 of Region or Branch if you do not have a Region Rover Councils and the AGM.
- A diverse program with activities from all SPICES areas.
- The Crew executive should meet at least quarterly to discus issues of importance of the Crew.
- If a Crew satisfies these criteria for the awarding of the QRA, the application for the award, along with the appropriate documentation needs to be presented to their respective Branch Rover Council.
1. Crew Leader
2. Rover Advisor (if applicable)
3. Regional Rover Council Chairman (if applicable)
4. Regional Commissioner (if applicable)