All the participants will gather after their Paths at the International Scouts and Guide Centre Scoutinglandgoed Zeewolde. The Rovers and Rangers will make their camps and will prepare their meals together. They will want to share all their experiences with their friends and make even more new friends.
As Scouts and Guides, we always strive to make a positive difference in the world. We live in a world that is facing an uncertain future and at Roverway 2018 we will look at these problems and think about how we can make a positive difference in the world and make a promise together to create solutions to these problems. During the Main Camp of Roverway, everyone will take part in a Life Action Game, with all 3500 participants and IST teaming up for a full day event.
During the Life Action Game we will explore the social and environmental issues facing Europe and the world in an engaging role-play team game. Participants will work with charities and organisations to learn about the issues before taking a stand and agreeing to working together to make a difference in the world!
With one day of the Camp reserved for the Life Action Game, two full days remain for a range of interesting activities. These activities will leed into more interaction between Rovers and Rangers and more possibilities to meet each other.
The activities will be on four large activity fields, which will all also be available for a voluntarily visit during a morning or afternoon. The activity fields will be based on a walk-in principle, apart from specific activities that participants need to sign up for.
Sailing Dutch waters
The Netherlands is a country rich of water, with the majority of people living below sea level. As a result, the Dutch culture is very well rooted in the use of surface water in daily life. Numerous local scout groups in the Netherlands have Sea Scout sections with a total fleet of over 1.000 vessels, such as the Lelievlet sailing boat and group barges. Based on the successes of the World Jamboree in 1995, we aim to bring the participating Rovers aboard at least once. Either in the Path or at the Camp, sailing the waters will be a key experience for everyone.
One of the activity fields will host the RoverAcademy. The Academy is a place for learning and interaction. Rovers and Rangers can take the stage and prominent speakers will give Tedx-style lectures on themes linked to the programme objectives and selected by the participants.
Positive experiences from previous Roverways encouraged us to keep the winning formula. On a Rover Boulevard, several cafés will be present, such as a Rainbow Café. Contingents who wish to contribute a venue or café to the Boulevard are welcome, as long as the activities target the participants.