June has flown past in Queensland Rovers as the new executive settle into their roles and we prepare for some of the biggest events for our year.

Dolphin Rover Crew ran and hosted a most exciting Central Queensland June Moot over the long weekend in Gladstone which Rovers from right across the State attended. The event saw out the last June long weekend in style, constructing catapults and ballistas, racing chariots, competing in iron gut challenges, attending the Region Scout Camp, and completing a touristy scavenger hunt out to Calliope and the surrounds. Congratulations to the Dolphin Rover Crew for this fantastic success.

On the training front, three Rovers and an Assistant Rover Adviser completed their basic practical training course. This course set these Rovers up to attend the upcoming Agoonoree and take back some new skills to their Crews and leadership positions. We look forward to seeing their development in the Movement and their sharing of skills over the coming months. A number of Rovers are also involved in the Camp LUII Venturer Scout training camp to adjudicate the well-researched and established debates that the Venturer Scouts have prepared as part of their training.

We also had a number of Rovers attend the Victorian-run Mudbash. Fun was had by all and commendations go back to the Mudbash team for another successful event.

With July and August as big months on the Rover Event Calendar, make sure you’re up to date on our events. Merge our calendar with your own. You can find it on our website. http://qldrovers.org.au/events/

URBAN CHALLENGE 19-21 July at Queensland Scout Centre (for Venturer Scouts and Rovers – this is like an Amazing Race competition around Brisbane City):
https://www.facebook.com/events/580083672131130/ to check out the event details and register at https://register.scoutsqld.com.au

For Rovers who have completed their Basic Training and eLearning and wish to go as far as to attain their Wood badge and complete their Certificate IV. Contact training@qldrovers.org.au or head to the www.scoutsqld.com.au website to find out more.

CHRISTMAS IN JULY 25-26 July at Tarmaroo Campsite (Bluewater)
Hosted by Florence Bay Rover Crew. Contact florencebayrovers@gmail.com for more information.

ST GEORGE’S BALL 1 August at Mercure Hotel, Brisbane (18+ event open to members and non-members)
This will be Gavin Brady’s (Branch Commissioner, Rover Scouts) Farewell event from Qld Rovers. Ensure you invite all rovers and ex-rovers that may wish to be a part of this so that they don’t miss out on their chance to thank him for all of his efforts. https://www.facebook.com/events/368249480040894/

ROCK THE RIVER 4 September on the Brisbane River
18+ Event : Brisbane River Cruise evening event hosted by Clifton Hill Rover Crew https://www.facebook.com/events/1568308530107756/

SOUTHWEST MOOT 11-13 September at Cumorah Campsite (Upper Lockyer)
Directed at all Rovers across Qld and the country, hosted by Darling Downs Rovers. https://www.facebook.com/events/442430449267581/

ROVERCHELLA 11-13 September at Karingal Campsite – Where’s Wally?
Gold Coast Region Rover-Venturer activity. https://www.facebook.com/events/713733935404174/

QBRC Contacts:

Chairman : Kate Rimon chair@qldrovers.org.au
Deputy Chairman : Tahlia Johnston deputy@qldrovers.org.au
BC Rovers : Gavin Brady bc.rovers@qldhq.scouts.com.au
Website: www.qldrovers.org.au
Facebook : https://www.facebook.com/qldrovers