The Baden Powell Award (BPA) is the highest award that is much coveted by the Young Adults (Rover Section 17-26 years of age) in the Scout Movement. The award is held in high esteem as it epitomises the Scouting values of service to others, and the spirit of fellowship and adventure in Rovering.

The nomination for BPA 2023 is now open to all eligible Rover Scouts. To be nominated, a Rover Scout must have completed all areas of the Rover Journey

Additionally, nominees must be registered members of SSA, and be nominated by their respective Group Scout Leader or Rover Scout Leader, and endorsed by their respective Area Commissioner. The nominees are reminded to seek the required approval as early as possible. Please refer to Annex A for more details.

Successful candidates will be notified via email of the BPA interaction session that is scheduled for 2 September 2023, and are required to attend the interview with their Rover Scout Leader or Group Scout Leader, should the unit not have a RSL.

Please feel free to contact Mr Andrew Toh, Chairperson of the National Rover Council at for clarification.


  1. Nomination Criteria
    1. The nominee must be a registered member of The Singapore Scout Association
    2. Each nominee must be nominated by their respective Rover Scout Leader or Group Scout Leader should the unit not have a dedicated RSL. Their nomination must also be endorsed by their respective Area Commissioner.
  2. Nomination Timeline
    01 March 2023 (Wednesday) : Start of BPA Nomination
    01 July 2023 (Saturday) : BPA Nomination Deadline
    02 September 2023 (Saturday) : BPA Interaction Session
    25 November 2023 (Saturday) : BPA Ceremony
  3. Submission Process
    1. Nominees are to submit the following items to the SSA HQ Executive (Youth Programme), cc NRC, by Saturday, 1 July 2023, 5.00pm. The submisison shall all be done via email to reduce the usage of paper.
      1. Duly completed nomination form
      2. Attached photograph in Scout Uniform
      3. At least three (3) character references
        • One (1) from your Group Scout Leader or Rover Scout Leader, and
        • Two (2) from your peers or other people who have known you for a significant period of time
      4. Copy of your BPA Report and RSL Tier Review
    2. All submissions shall be emailed to the following email addresses,
    3. Nominees are to register their BPA nomination via MSDS
    4. All late and/or incomplete submissions will be deemed invalid



Greetings from the Singapore Scout Association.

The National Rover Council (NRC) is proud to present the pinnacle year-end event, Rover Rendezvous alongside Project Rigel after a long halt due to COVID-19!

The event this year will focus on the theme of Adventure, Service and Fellowship together with our Special Needs Scouts, to celebrate the comeback of Rover Rendezvous and Project Rigel after the hiatus.

This one-day event will be held on Saturday, 19th November 2022, with a series of exciting and thrilling activities which have been lined up for all our participants and volunteers.

The following are some highlights of the activities:

  • Carnival – Mixture of pioneering structures such as a gateway and carnival games for all to enjoy
  • Campfire – Night event for fellowship and to reignite the flames of friendship

 Rover Rendezvous x Rigel (R³) 2022 is now open for registration. Please register via MSDS Registration portal: by Saturday, 15th October 2022, 5.00pm.  Accepted registrations will be duly notified. No withdrawal/replacement is allowed once the invoice is issued.

Please refer to Annex A for more details.

Please feel free to contact Ms Ferene Chua, Project Lead for Rover Rendezvous x Rigel (R³) via email at for any clarification.

We look forward to your enthusiastic participation at Rover Rendezvous x Rigel (R³) 2022!

General Information – Rover Rendezvous x Rigel (R³)

Date & Time : Saturday, 19th November 2022, 1000 to 2000hrs
Venue : Marsiling Community Centre
  100 Admiralty Rd, Singapore 739980
Eligibility : Venture Scout, Rover Scout, Special Needs Scout
Fee : $12 before GST ($12.84 inclusive of GSD) per participant
Attire : Respective Scout Unit’s T-shirt of Half-Uniform with National Scarf
Registration Closing Date : Saturday, 15th October 2022, 1700hrs

Registration Details:

  1. Venture and Special Needs Scout Units, please register via Youth Programme Registration Portal at
  2. Rovers, please register via Adult Programme Registration Portal at
  3. All accepted registrations will be duly notified and more details will be shared with the participating units.

Programme Outline for Rover Rendezvous 2022

Time Event
1000 – 1030 Arrival of Participants
1030 – 1130 Icebreakers
1130 – 1230 Lunch
1230 – 1500 Carnival
1500 – 1530 Break
1530 – 1700 Campfire Prep
1700 – 1800 Dinner
1800 – 1945 Campfire