Rovers are the adult section of Outdoor Service Guides, intended for adults (18+) of all genders. There is no upper age limit for scouting with us, and adults can have fun scouting together and earning badges, too.

Rovers are organized into self-governing crews as part of an overall scout group. Most Rovers serve as scout leaders for the younger sections and manage the functioning of the larger group, but not all. Scouting for adults does not have to be about taking care of kids in the woods.

The Rover motto is simply “Service,” and it is put into practice both in the group and the community.

Rovers commit to following the Scout Law which is our guide to being a good Rover and a good member of our community.

The Scout Law

  • A scout’s honor is to be trusted.
  • A scout is loyal.
  • A scout’s duty is to be useful and help others.
  • A scout is a friend to all and a sibling to every other scout, no matter to what class, country, or creed the other may belong.
  • A scout is courteous.
  • A scout is kind to animals.
  • A scout obeys orders.
  • A scout smiles and whistles under all difficulties.
  • A scout is thrifty.
  • A scout is clean in thought, word and deed.


You can download a PDF of the Rover Handbook or visit the Quartermaster store to order a coil-bound version.

We also have an all new set of badges for Rovers to earn. You can find these in our Rover Badge Supplement booklet. If you have feedback on these new badges, you can send that to If you would like to participate in training and meet more Rovers, attending one of our BTC weekends is a great option! Check out the Training page to learn more!