International Scout and Guide Centre Zeewolde

  Roverway Camp will be organized in the centre of the Netherlands at the new International Dutch Scout Centre Scoutinglandgoed Zeewolde. This International Scout and Guide Centre of 70ha is located in the Province of Flevoland, on land that was reclaimed from the sea half a century ago, near the site of the 18th World Jamboree of 1995. In 2015 Queen Maxima, our patroness, officially opened the venue.

The International Scout and Guide Centre offers endless opportunities to hike and undertake activities in the surrounding forest and nature. Across the dam, the site has direct access to open water for sailing and other water activities. There are plenty opportunities for camping.

The centre was developed by Scouting Nederland on a former forestry site. New nature has been developed, ponds were created and in the next years additional facilities and accommodation will be erected. Sustainability and accessibility for the disabled have been the aim during the site development. 

 

Food, health and safety

The Roverway will have the standard facilities for first aid and primary care. A form of interreligious service will be provided on Sunday.

Participants will be asked to prepare meals and cook themselves and are encouraged to share and join their neighbours. Campfires and fires to cook will be limited, but possible. During the path stage the path coordinators will arrange the food. During the camp phase a food distribution system will cater for food crates to be collected daily from the central warehouse by the Rover and Ranger crews. Staff will be catered for in the staff restaurant. Food will be safe, clean and fresh, which will be safeguarded by several measures to uphold HACCP standards. The food obviously will have some Dutch elements.

The Roverway will be 100% drugs and alcohol free, and the use of tobacco will be discouraged.

 

Sustainability

The need of sustainability should not be something new and will be incorporated in all we do. We will offer a small scale cooperative bike scheme during the day of the Opening Ceremony and during the Camp stage to get around the site and limit the number of transport movements. During the path stage the participants will move via foot, bicycle or public transport.

At the campsite all facilities are already available, so there is no need for alignment. Garbage will be separated in order to wisely recycle resources. Recycling, greenhouse gas reduction and the use of recyclables will return as issues during the activities in the Paths and the Camp and additionally be addressed in several Valleys. Food surpluses at the Camp will be donated to local foodbanks. The use of disposables will be severely limited.

     

 

 

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This Roverway edition
will focus on the personal
development of the participating Rovers and Rangers as part of their role in society. The Roverway will provide the environment in which Rovers and Rangers can interchange experiences, knowledge and ideas. This exchange of experiences will be encouraged through the three educational objectives, which all centralize around society and intercultural learning.  

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