EASTERNSHORE ROVER CREW

ABOUT THE CREW

Introduction

The Eastern Shore Rover Crew was formed in the early months of 2001.  It is now the only rover crew in the Clarence District as Lindisfarne Rovers merged with the crew during its inception.  Initially crew meetings were held at the Bellerive Yacht Club, with the crew averaging over 30 members for the first few years.  The current crew is comprised of a mix of people, with various different backgrounds - 17 Rovers, 4 Squires and 1 Rover Advisor.


Activities & Events
Eastern Shore Rover Crew is a crew that like to do a bit of everything, especially when it comes to the adventurous outdoors. We aim to be as diverse as possible with winter trips for skiing and snowboarding, rowing and sailing in the warmer seasons, rock-climbing and abseiling to four wheel driving at any other time. As well as outdoor activities we also do more social activities, including nights at our Den. The Crew regularly provide service within Scouting and the community.

Regatta

The crew attends the Scout & Guide Regatta every year where many crew members participate in the organised activities such as rowing races, Tug of War contest, line heaving and gumboot throws, plus Kayaking and Iron Man races.  Eastern Shore Rover Crew currently holds the Tug of War trophy - an amazing feat given the comparatively small size of our Rovers!

 

Some of our crew at the Snug Regatta 2004

Statewide Rover Events

We also regularly attend most Rover moots around the state, including Tassie Moot - the 2004/05 National Rover Moot.  There are three annual Rover moots organised in Tasmania: Summer Moot, Easter Moot, and Winter Moot.  The last moot organised by the Eastern Shore Rover Crew was the Easter Moot of 2005 - this was held at Primrose Sands.
 

A few Eastern Shore Rovers at Phil Potter's Boot - April 2006

 

ESRC Tug of War Champions - Regatta 2006


An annual Raft Race is also held annually where 'dodgy' rafts constructed by the crews are raced down one of the state's wild rivers - most Rovers would agree that this is a fun thing to do, and a good excuse to have a beer at the end of the day . . .

All these events span multiple days and the crew usually camps at various locations.