Rovers Search and Rescue is a volunteer organization based in Paradise, Newfoundland and Labrador. The team is comprised of over 80 highly skilled, dedicated professional men and women.

For over 43 years now Rovers have been working with the Royal Newfoundland Constabulary, Royal Canadian Mounted Police, St. John's Regional Fire Department and Canadian Coast Guard to provide search and rescue services, community services, and providing educational services to the constituents of the North-East Avalon.

What are Rovers?

  • Rovers is a section of the Scouts Canada Organization, with members aged 18 years and older.

  • All sections of the Scouting movement have a motto. The Rover motto is "Service"

  • Every Rover crew performs a community service project to help better their community and themselves

  • Our Rover Crew has chosen something that we are all very passionate about, Search and Rescue

    Rovers Search and Rescue

  • Founded in 1972, Originally part of the Emergency Measures Organization (EMO)

  • There was a need for more support for EMO

  • The Rovers were recruited to perform Search and Rescue.

  • EMO carried out the original training exercises.

  • Completely volunteer & non-profit organization

  • Comprised of two Rover crews from the Region, 6th St.John's and 3rd Wesley

  • Total membership is presently approximately 80 highly skilled and knowledgeable men and women.

  • Large inventory of equipment to avail of to assist in any situation.

  • State of the art Mobile Command Post

        Primary Mandate

"The Primary Mandate of the Rovers Ground Search and Rescue is to provide auxiliary support to the Royal Newfoundland Constabulary (RNC) for Ground Search and Rescue Operations and other Emergency Situations"


What we do

  • Ground search and rescue operations in the Northeast Avalon Region

  • Emergency Response

  • Helicopter Rescue

  • Cold Water Ice Rescue

  • Inland Water Rescue

  • Rescue Training Exercises

  • Various community activities:

    • Security for area wide functions

    • First Aid & Support for Scouting activities

    • Pleasure Craft Courtesy Checks

  • Educational Programs Offered.

    • Boating Safety

    • Pleasure Craft Competency Certification

    • Hug-A-Tree

    • Survive Outside

    • Snow Safety

  • Co-operating Agencies

    • Royal Newfoundland Constabulary (RNC)

    • Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP)

    • Canadian Coast Guard

    • St.John's Regional Fire Department (SJRFD)

    • Fire & Emergency Services

    • Universal Helicopters

    • Air Support