We are happy to host Roverway 2018 for more than 3500 participants from 52 Contingents and 43 countries from all over the world. Most of you are European, but we also welcome non-Europeans. People travel a great distance to join Roverway 2018. By plane or train, some by car or bike. Travel distances range from 1 km by bike from The Hague; up to 20.000 kilometers from New Zealand. By plane, obviously.
Our organisation consists of about 400-450 Dutch volunteers that have been organising the event for the last two years. Many of them are new to organising large events like Roverway 2018. We are also happy to welcome about 250 IST and additional 100 WOSM and WAGGGS volunteers during the event. And last but not least, you will see a number of VIPs and suppliers on the campsite. The total number of people involved with Roverway 2018 will easily reach 4500. Which is a great result.
Not only Roverway 2018 itself is interesting to mention when we talk about numbers. Also the 10 planning weekends we hosted before the event itself are impressive enough to mention. On average, 70 different persons participated during each weekend. After 10 weekends, we have served about 3000 meals. In addition, there was some international travelling too, because the Steering Committee is international and the WOSM and WAGGGS teams participated in many weekends. In total, over 100 international trips by flights, train and car were made to The Netherlands and other countries in Europe. Organising Roverway 2018 during these weekends has proven to be very effective.
Another view on “Roverway 2018 in numbers” is the average age of the Steering Committee, which is 24 years old. This team is supported with an experienced group of supporters with a “slightly” older average age.