Roverway 2018 is an incredible European adventure for all 16 – 22 year olds. The next event will be hosted by Scouting Nederland and organised by the European Scout Region of the World Organization of the Scout Movement (WOSM) and World Association of Girl Guides and Girl Scouts (WAGGGS).
When and where?
From 23 July to 2 August 2018, it will take place in the Netherlands. Over 3,000 participants (aged 16 – 22) from over twenty countries will participate in Roverway.
You need to be between 16-22 and you need to be confident and quite independent as you will be travelling between countries and sites, meeting lots of people form different backgrounds.
How does it work?
The participants will be divided into UK Patrols of 6-8 ahead of the event. They will be encouraged to meet regularly, take part in practice camps and gain camping skills in addition to a Nights Away permit for Patrol Leaders. The patrols from different countries join together to form a crew of around 50 people. Find out more about being a Patrol leader here.
There will be pre event activities in Amsterdam, a big opening in The Hague, 5 days on a path of their choosing (paths have different themes eg culture, outdoor etc) and 5 days at a Jamboree style central camp at the International Scout & Guide Centre, Zeewolde.
Cost (to be confirmed in June)
Fees are due to be announced in June, but as a guide last time fees were £495 Participants / £350 IST - excluding travel but there will be an option to include this too.
Opportunities for those over 22 years of age
There is also an opportunity for those aged 23+ to go as IST (International Service Team). There will be a national recruitment campaign for these positions, opening in June.