Surrey-Thomas Rover Crew now Surrey Thomas Rover Crew (STR) is best known for its role in the development of the sport of rogaining. The crew was formed in 1971 in Brighton, Australia.
Soon after forming, the crew undertook to run an annual twenty-four hour cross-country navigation event. At the first Surrey-Thomas twenty-four hour rogaine in 1972
The crew was originally part of the 1st Gardenvale Scout group, but is now part of the 1st/14th Brighton Sea Scout Group. The crew now runs out of the 2nd/11th Sea Scout Group hall know as the S.S.Holloway and shares the hall with the Victorian Branch Sailing Unit.
The crew is has run several off-road buggys over the years, for events such as mudbash, the latest is "Loose Cannon". We also currently participate in other major rover events such as Surfmoot, MARB and Hoadley Hide and have members on several committees. We also do various camps including canoeing and caving.
The Rover motto is service and as well as having members on committees, we also have members who are leaders of 1st/14th Brighton Scout Group, and the crew partakes in other service activities.