Rovers (Australia)


Rangers and Rovers (short: R / R or Ra / Ro) is the name given to the age of about eighteen to twenty-five year olds in the Scout Movement. Depending on associational embodiment, this age limit may vary down ( especially in Central Europe) or upwards.

In the international Scouting Ranger are the female members of this level and Rover male. Often the stage is therefore referred to as Ranger / Rover stage. Due to the history of many societies exist in part only, the terms or Ranger Rover for the whole stage.

The Ranger / Rover organize itself in rounds or Rotten from five to twelve members and can therefore be considered as families of the R / R stage. The members of these small groups are more independent than in the younger stages and often assume leadership roles already in the trunk. Although this is handled in most organizations in German-speaking so reject some associations such as the German Scout Association of Saint George 's membership in the Rover Scout and the simultaneous assumption of responsibility for pedagogical considerations from.

Every four years a major international meeting of Rangers and Rovers, a so-called World Scout Moot, instead. In addition, national Moots are organized, for example, an Australian Rover Moot, as well as regional Moots such as the Moot Scout Panamericano in Costa Rica.

On retirement from the Ranger-/Rover-Stufe can membership in a Altpfadfinderorganisation follow ( in Austria Scout Guild of Austria, in Germany German Association Altpfadfindergilden ) or the assumption of leadership roles in the respective organization.


  • Rover of Engl. " Rover" means " wanderer, vagabond ". It comes from the Old English verb rēofan " break, tear ". See also aengl. reaf " predatory, prey ". and called a robber in the early Middle Ages. In Middle Dutch name was rover " predator, predator, looter ". The pirate or buccaneer was mnl. " Zeerovere ". " Scuffle " The German word is the same origin.
  • Ranger of Engl. " Ranger " means " forest ranger, rangers, field guards " and comes from the Middle English; (late 14th century ), meaning " gamekeeper of an area ". See also Engl. Range. Witnessed in 1660, meaning " man of the (often riding ) monitors an area ". The object of the late medieval English Ranger was setting, receiving and cases of various kinds of lumber, and the " fight" against poachers in the forests of their noble lords.