Alpha Theta Rover Unit welcomes people aged 17-26 from Monash area of Victoria. You don’t need to have any Scouting experience, but you do need to keep up with some adventurous people and our adrenaline-packed adventures! We meet Thursday nights at 7:30pm and often finish close to midnight.
A few of Alpha Theta’s Members include Rovers registered with 1st Mount Waverley Scout Group. These Members may identify as Kula Kara Rovers hosted by Alpha Theta.
Regularly we use Waverley Valley Scout Hall in Valley Reserve, 1B Wills Ave Mount Waverley VIC 3149.
And we are beginning to use 1st Mount Waverley South Scout Hall in David Crawford Reserve, 19-27 Orchard St, Glen Waverley VIC 3150.
The pandemic has been hard on everyone, but our Unit endeavours to meet online against this adversity. We favour Zoom Video Conferencing but are not opposed to Discord servers.
Many Rover Units own a motorsport vehicle known as a “Buggy” which they use to compete in competitions and at Mudbash. Alpha Theta owns a Datsun Bluebird called “Pro Rally”.
Every Unit or Group will have a stockpile of badges ready to present, or a library of books and music available to loan out.
Are You Ready For NEW Adventure? Look Wide!
Every Unit is different. Each has its own traditions, special interests and personalities. A Rover Unit runs itself, with an elected Unit Leader and Executive.
Rovers enjoy helping others, having a great time and taking on new challenges. You’ll need a ‘give it a go’ attitude and you’ll be rewarded with some serious fun.
Rovers get down and dirty each year in Mudbash and costumed chaos reigns at the Annual Rover Ball. There’s a surfing camp at Anglesea, or an Easter hiking challenge. Plus you can enjoy our own ski chalet near Falls Creek. Every three years, Rovers converge on one location for a ten-day extravaganza of activities at the National Moot.
There are Rover Councils at regional and state level, helping to shape our organisation. And there are many training opportunities to build skills that are widely recognised outside Scouting. Our motto is ‘Service’.
The Scouting movement is all about producing leaders, and here’s where Rovers get to shine. You’ll be able to help lead activities with younger Scout groups and make a difference in young people’s lives. This means a Working with Children Check for all over 18s, but it’s a small price to pay for the rewards of leadership. You’ll also have opportunities to bring about positive change in your community.