We keep telling you stories about the Rover Representatives, but we never told you the story behind what they do. Who are the Rover Reps? What is their role in Roverway 2018, where are they from and how did they get so awesome?
What is a Rover Representative?
A Rover Representative is one of the Contingent’s Rovers that takes part in the organisation of the Contingent’s activities and helps the Contingent Management Team. There are a maximum of two Rover Reps from each Contingent and they have the chance to get a closer look at the organisation of Roverway 2018. We encourage youth empowerment, hoping that at some point in their life they will be part of the CMT, a HoC or maybe even a project leader.
Meanwhile, in onther news, we encourage them to be the voice of the Rovers and Rangers and be the ambassadors of Roverway 2018.
What is the role of a Rover Representative?
One of the things the Rover Reps do is to meet twice prior to the event. This has already happened as during the past year the Program Attract team organised two Rover Reps weekends in the Netherlands. Besides creating strong friendships and having fun, these energic youngsters have given us a lot of input and feedback. At the end of the day, our main focus has always been to make the best of this event.
Why is it cool to be a Rover Representative?
We asked the Rover Reps what this experience means to them and this is what we found out:
Beatrice the RoverRep for Romania told us: As a Rover Rep you take part in the process of Roverway. You don't just go and enjoy the camp, but you get to find out about the whole process behind it. Apart from that, you create friendships, get to spend to time with wonderful cultures and learn a lot of new things. It changes your perspective!
Anežka the RoverRep for Czech Repubic said: It is cool because you get to meet all the Planning Team members, ask them questions and give them your input about what the Roverway should be like. It is awesome because of all the different people. You get the chance to get to know a group of people from dozens of different countries and spend a lot of time with them. That is what creates lifelong friendships.