Platabeen Rovers

Take the Plunge – Try Rovers! (Age 18-26)

Rover Scouts opens the door to a world of adventure, excitement, mateship, challenge and achievement!

Rover Scouts is open to all young men and women aged 18 to 26. Anyone can become a Rover Scout – there’s no need to have had any previous involvement with Scouting, or any prior outdoor activities experience.

Rovers are empowered with running their own activities right up to a national level. A local group of Rover Scouts is known as a “Crew” and every Crew is different, tailoring its activities to the requirements of its members. Crews vary in size from a handful of members to twenty or more. Most Crews meet weekly. The friends you make within this group will be lifelong!

Challenging outdoor activities such as bushwalking, canoeing, sailing, caving, ski-touring, canyoning, four-wheel driving, rock-climbing, and scuba diving can all form part of a Rover Scout’s calendar.

Social activities such as balls, bush dances, harbour cruises, nights out, car rallies, and “Moots” (gatherings of Rover Scouts on a local, national, and sometimes international level) also feature on an active Rover Scout’s program.

The Rover Scout motto is a simple one – “Service”. Rovering helps develop leadership abilities and an appreciation of the value of helping other people through service activities, both within Scouting and in the wider community.

There are Rover Scout Crews in all Australian States and Territories as well as many countries throughout the world, offering the opportunity to make great contacts when travelling and take part in international projects.

Tonight we kicked off the #rovers100 by doing a photo scavenger hunt in manly with Ivanhoe Park Venturers!! We ticked off heaps of items including multiple doggos, on a tourist attraction and a selfie! You can find heaps of things to do with Venturers in the Rovers100 Resource Pack! #roversdostuff #link100 ... See MoreSee Less

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This year, 3 current Platabeen Rovers and 1 ex Platabeen Rover are raising money and participating in the OXFAM Trailerwalker to fight poverty!

Yesterday, Michael, Leon and Courtney, along with Nyssa from the support team tackled section 4 of the walk, from Bobbin Head to St Ives Show Ground.

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The team underwent our first team-training session of the year yesterday (minus Andrew who is in-transit to Europe for a month’s long getaway), tackling the steep inclines section 4 has on offer. Despite the boardwalk at Bobbin Head being entirely submerged, we persevered and completed the section in just under 4-hours.

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Last night Platabeen had their Christmas party at Little Manly Reserve. Thanks for a brilliant year of Rovering and we wish you a happy and safe holidays! See you in the New Year!! ... See MoreSee Less

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Last weekend at the Christmas Rover Annual Party, Platabeen won the 'Most Outstanding Crew' Rover OSCAR for the second year in a row! We are keen for a new year and try our best to make it 3! #roversdostuff ... See MoreSee Less

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Last Friday we ran our Annual Halloween Cub Disco night! The crew has been running this event for over 10 years and this year's charity, Bear Cottage will be receiving $244 from the crew!

As always, we had a lot of fun running the night for the cubs with games, dancing and of course, slushies and lolly bags!
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The 1st Collaroy Plateau Scout Group was formed on the 18th November 1963 when a committee was formed with Mr Barry Garland as President. That Group has now been running continuously as 1st Collaroy Plateau Scout Group since 1964.
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