Empowering Young Adults
Rover Scouting, as the last age-group for young people, is a very important section for the Movement. If Scouting is to support the development of young people from adolescence into adulthood so that they can play a constructive role in society, the final age-section should provide a quality experience for young people that are relevant to their lives.
The 23rd APR Scout Conference endorsed “Young People” as a strategic priority area for the region. This strategic priority, among others, assists national Scout organizations in commencing or continuing regular youth programme review to improve the quality of Youth Programme, with emphasis on strengthening the Rover programme. One of the objectives of this strategic priority is "to assist national Scout organizations in developing a challenging and relevant Rover programme.” Therefore, we urge all NSOs to give due emphasis to this section in this triennium, initially by instituting a proper PROGRAMME for this section, which is currently missing in some NSOs.
The guideline entitled “Empowering Young Adults: Guidelines for the Rover Programme” has been developed over a number of years and the work has involved many people in different Regions, including the Asia-Pacific Region when it was first presented at the International Seminar on Programme Development (Rover Section) in April 2006 in Maldives.
The guideline is designed for people in the NSOs who are responsible for Youth Programme development. We hope that the "Empowering Young Adults: Guidelines for the Rover Scout Section" will encourage Scout Associations to make provision for this section in their overall Youth Programme by using this guideline as a basis.
The document is available in English at the WOSM website.
Furthermore, during the various Committee NSO Visit (CNV), specific recommendations have also been made to this effect and we encourage all NSOs to write to us for any assistance implementing the guideline.