Throughout Africa this section is called the ROV ERS. The age bracket goes from 18 - 19 to 25 y ears for some Associations and 30 years for ot hers in Africa. Some do not
even have an upper limit ! However there has to be a limit. In the Rover Crew (The usual name or the unit of the Rovers), the progression is mostly done through the
proficiency side of the progressive scheme, in order to eliminate undue classi fication and unfair competition. A Rover is a rover! It is only for those who have just joined Scouting that there is a necessity of them to go through a short period of orient ation, Here young people develop their own programmes without limiting themselves to the scheme proposals.
This is why the acquisition of proficiency Badges has a particular meaning in this section. The motto of Rovers is Service! All over the A frica Region. So most of t he activities have an important service dimension! Rovers acquire knowledge and skills in order to build themselves through service orient ed activities. This will enhance their understanding of their society and help in their own integration.