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!
Become a Path leader
To bring the Roverway to the Netherlands, Scouting Nederland collected a large team of volunteers to compile the bid document, in which the plans for Roverway have been loosely described. To get an idea of what is the role of the Path leaders, watch the video below!
If you are interested in becoming a Path leader, click here to apply and for more information!
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!
Are you interested in becoming a path leader? Great! Click here to apply and for more information!
Frequently asked questions
Can I register as an individual Path leader at Roverway 2018?
Yes, you will always have to register as individual Path leader. If you already have a team of 3 Path leader you can let us know. If your team is not complete there are several possibilities to complete your team;
o You can find other individual applicants at a Path leader day, so you can form a Path team together.
o You can find fellow Path leader members yourself. Within your own network or for example with a Facebook post.
o You can fill the last position of your Path team with an international Scout, who is or will be registered with their own contingent.
From which age can I register as a Path leader?
During Roverway 2018 you need to be 21 years or older. It’s highly recommended that one of the Path leaders of the team is above 25 years of age.
Are Path leaders only available during the Path phase or can they join during Main Camp too?
As a Path leader, you are part of the Roverway 2018 Planning Team. Therefore, you can join the complete camp including the opening in The Hague and Main Camp. You are expected to pick up the participants in The Hague and drop them off at Main Camp. The staff fee is EUR 190 per person for the complete camp and EUR 100 for the path phase only.
The picture on the website has different Valleys and themes. Does my Path need a theme and will it be clustered to different places in the Netherlands?
Themes will be added in a later stage based on the plans made by the Path teams and grouped accordingly. There is no list of predefined themes. Do not let a theme hinder you in any way of making your own plans. The website picture is used as an example.
What are Path coordinators doing and why do we cluster them?
A Path coordinator does coordinate Paths. So, every Path team will be appointed a Path coordinator who acts as a point of contact to the Roverway organisation. The Path coordination team (all Path coordinators and Path SteerCo members) will evaluate the Path plans.
What is the amount of time you need to be a Path leader?
The amount of time spent as a Path leader will differ from person to person. What we expect is a well organised Path during the Roverway in 2018. We have different things we want you to hand over to us ranging from a short description to a complete script (draaiboek).
When do you need to be available on the Planning Team weekends?
We do offer meetings, so called Path leader days, where we expect Path leaders to follow courses, present their Path plans, learn from other Path teams, ask questions, interact with your (or other) Path coordinators and last but not least where we offer interaction with the rest of the Planning Team to embrace in and learn the Roverway spirit. Path leader days are scheduled on Basecamp and are planned on every Saturday of the Planning Team weekends.
Is it necessary that everyone from one Path team is registered and if I have more external people, do we need to register them all?
The complete Path team will have to register for Roverway 2018 and will be added to Basecamp. A Path team consists of three Path leaders. A small amount of external people is fine, but always in agreement with your Path coordinator. Roverway 2018 is there for the participants and we should give them the chance to interact with each other, there must not be an abundance of other people.
Will every Path get its own directory on Basecamp?
Every Path leader will have access to Basecamp. For each path a different folder will be added in the documents folder.