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Rovers / Rangers

A Rover / Ranger is a person, male or female aged between 16 and dead (no upper age limit), dedicated to fun and adventure, personal development whilst serving the community in the Scouting way. Rovers are the oldest Youth Section in the Scouting Movement. By taking part in the many opportunities available to you as a Rover you will experience fun, fellowship and personal growth. Rovers meet as a Crew and participate in a variety of activities. These activities offer you the opportunity to mix socially, push yourself physically, challenge yourself mentally and develop spiritually. Each Crew is different and chooses the activities that suit its members the most. Joining a Rover Crew could be one of the most important steps in your life. It can open doors to new friendships, fun, adventure and some unforgettable experiences while at the same time developing your leadership and organizational skills.

 Rovers & Rangers are  trained to rescue themselves at the time of natural calamities like Flood,Land-sliding,Earthquake earthquake.gifetc.,by training of prepring‘Tent’……


  Join Rovers and Prepare for:-

  • Challenge
  •     Fun
  •    Excitement
  •   Leadership  
  •    Service       

Girl Guiding had officially been founded in 1910 in the United Kingdom. By 1916-17, it had become apparent that girls who had been Girl Guides from the start were getting too old for their companies, and that older girls wished to become Guides but did not fit well in companies of younger girls. "Senior Guides" slowly came into existence as some captains (adult leaders of companies) formed patrols of girls over 16 years old. Robert Baden-Powell, the founder of Scouting and Guiding, was interested in this development and in June 1917 asked Rose Kerr to take on responsibility for them, outlining to her a plan for them. The scheme for the Senior Guides was published in parts in 1918.

In the next two years, many suggestions of name change were discussed but no consensus was reached. Rose Kerr recounts a conversation with Robert Baden-Powell in 1920 where he suggested "Ranger", one of the rejected suggestions for the Senior Scouts (by then called Rovers). In June 1920, Olave Baden-Powell, then the Chief Guide, wrote:

Here is the suggested new name: 'Ranger'. If you look it up in the dictionary, you will find it means quite a number of things. 'To range' is 'to set in proper order'; 'to roam', and this might well mean you are going to tread ground as a Senior Guide that as a Guide you have not yet passed.
'Distance of vision, and extent of discourse or roaming power' again shows that as a senior member of the community you are expected to look farther afield for good, and the work that you can do for the community.
'To range' means to travel, or to rove over wide distances, whether in your mind or your body. A Ranger is ' one who guards a large tract of land or forest,' thus it come to mean one who has the wide outlook, and a sense of responsible protective duties, appropriate to a Senior Guide. Another definition is 'to sail along in a parallel direction,' and so we can feel that the Ranger Guides are complementary to the Rover Scouts.

The Ranger promise is the same as that of the Rovers:

I promise that I will do my best:

To love my God,

To serve the Nation

To help other people

To keep the Ranger's Law.

 But with the Emphasis ............

              To be of service to the community.

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