In 2018, around 3000 Scouts and Guides from all over the world are meeting at Roverway 2018 in The Netherlands. This event is organized by the European Scout Region of the World Organisation of the Scout Movement (WOSM) and the World Association of Girl Guides and Girl Scouts (WAGGGS).
You can help us organise 5 out of 11 days of this amazing camp. Do you know all the places to be in the Netherlands? Camping at the beach or in a Zoo? Sailing in the Biesbosch or abseiling from the “Martinitoren”? Can you organise a challenging, fun and amazing path for a group of 40-50 Rovers and Rangers? Great! We need you!
In a team of 3 Path Leaders, you organise a 5 day program for Rovers and Rangers from all over Europe. After a great opening in The Hague, the Scouts and Guides will leave for the Paths, which you will organise! Everything is possible, it's all up to your own creativity. Do you not yet have a team of 3 persons but you do have great ideas and want to organise a Path? Don’t hesitate and click on the link to the vacancy.
What are we looking for?
- A team of 3 persons of 21+ and at least one person being 23+
- You understand where the interests of Rovers and Rangers are
- You are interested in international Scouting and/or Guiding
- You are experienced in working in a team and working together with other teams
- You and your team are well organised, creative and team players, good with a budget and know how to make a spirit for a great camp.
Are you interested in becoming a part of Roverway 2018 as a Path Leader? Please click here to see the vacancy for Path Leader!
Do you want to read a little bit more about Paths before you become a Path leader? Have a look at the text below!
What is a Path?
A Path will have about 45 participants in the 16-22 age range. Participants are grouped in patrols of 5-8 persons by their own contingent. Every patrol has a Patrol leader, preferably in the 18-35 age group. Patrol leaders are appointed by their contingent. Registration for a Path is per patrol and not individually.
The Path phase will start on the 24th July with a travel day from The Hague to the Path location and will end on the 29th July with a travel day from the Path location to the Central camp in Zeewolde.
A Path has two travel days and another four programme days. There is no need for you to plan a programme for every minute of the day. It is important that the participants get the opportunity to also co-construct a part of the programme. For example, every evening, a different patrol could cook a traditional national meal or prepare the evening programme. It is also important for the participants to have some free time. This way, the Rovers and Rangers can get to know each other and reflect on their daily experience.
What does a Path leader do?
Every Path will have Path leaders who will communicate with their Path coordinator during the preparation phase and the Path itself. When you are in doubt about something for your Path, you can contact your Path coordinator. The Path coordinator will contact you if he/she has questions.
A Path team will consist of 3 volunteers all called Path leaders. All Path leaders will be over the age of 21, and at least two of them are below the age of 25.
For Path leaders, it is an advantage if they already have knowledge of the roverscouts section. If you do not have that knowledge, please consult the Scouting Nederland website and read more about this section. There will also be a mandatory training for you to learn more about Rovers and Rangers. Other useful skills are a good level of English and Dutch languages (other languages are an advantage as well) as well as organising skills, first aid and international scout camp experiences. It is also recommended to have someone with a driver’s license on your team.
Path leaders are responsible for the organisation of the entire Path from the moment of departure from The Hague to the moment of arrival on the main camp in Zeewolde. This includes: all food/cooking, equipment, all transportation during the Path itself, the entire programme, accommodation, etc. The Roverway 2018 Services team will organise transport from The Hague to the Path location and from the Path location to main camp (Zeewolde).. As Path leaders, you will travel with the participants from The Hague to the Path location.
Every Path team is responsible for their budget. The budget is limited so use your network and be creative!