Paddle Your Own Canoe

The world awaits. Enjoy good times with others who share your values and challenge yourself with personal goals for future success, with support from a mentor. In Rovers, you’ll explore your ambitions and work to accomplish them in a stimulating setting. It is by following a cycle of Personal Development Plans that you make your way to The Portage – the final leg of your Rover Scout journey.

The challenges for young adults of this age are many, including figuring out what they want to do with their lives, doing well in school, getting a job and being successful at it, navigating relationships, transitioning into adult life and responsibilities, and seeking to make an impact in society. Rover Scouts in Canada use the metaphor of paddling a canoe as their Section’s symbolic framework. Over your time in Rovers, you will learn to confidently “Paddle Your Own Canoe”.

  • The Canadian Path Rover Handbook serves as a key resource for Rover Scouts who are leading their Crews on great new adventures.

    The Rover Scout Handbook includes information on the individual achievements Rover Scouts can pursue, and it outlines how they can be effective leaders within and outside of their Crews.

    This resource is critically important to Rover Scouts on The Canadian Path.

    Download the Rover Scout Handbook
  • Get the Rover Handbook — Now available as an app!

    With Scouts Canada’s new Rover Handbook app, Rover Scouts will always have their Canadian Path Handbook at their fingertips. Now all the answers to your program-related questions are just a swipe away.

    The Rover Handbook is now available as an app for Android—only available for phones at this time.

    Download from the App StoreGet it on Google Play

The Rover Crew at a Glance – This two-page snapshot overview of the Rover Scout Section introduces prospective members and new Scouters to the Rover Scout journey, on which Rovers learn to Paddle their own Canoes! It covers everything from the uniform to badges, and includes links to tonnes of great resources.

Rover Scouts Snapshot