In full view of the Netherlands, showing what ‘Rovering’ is all about, Roverway 2018's Opening Ceremony is in The Hague, our seat of government and International City of Justice. On 23 July, we kick off Roverway in the centre of The Hague. During the opening all Rovers and Rangers will get their first glimpse of ‘Opposites Attract’ and are part of a festive and educational gathering of international Rovers and Rangers. After the opening all participants follow a programme in The Hague where we will try to get everyone in the Roverway spirit, with a sprinkle of Dutch uses & traditions. The programme of the first day will end on the beach in The Hague. The next day we all wake up, to the sounds from the waves, step out of our tents with our feet in the sand, and get ready for the second part of Roverway.
Registration and Blue bags
Starting from 1 July, you’ll receive a personal Email from Roverway 2018. This Email contains a personal and unique QR code. Make sure to bring it with you on your mobile phone, tablet or printed on paper. A print out is probably the best option! When you arrive on the beach of The Hague, go to the Registration tent and present the QR code. Although you probably travel as a troop or whole Contingent, registration will be done on an individual basis.
The Blue Bag is an optional piece of luggage (max. 15kg and max. 60*50*40 cm) you can drop off after registration in The Hague. This luggage will be brought to Scoutinglandgoed Zeewolde. You’ll pick it up when you arrive there on 29 July - after your Path experience. If you have a piece of luggage that needs to be dropped off as a Blue Bag, please follow the instructions you receive during registration. If you want to know more about the Blue Bags, download the Travel Guide from our website.
In case of lost luggage at the airport, your luggage should be sent to Scoutinglandgoed Zeewolde, Nulderpad 5, 3896 LV. From there on, we will deliver it at the right Path location.
Food in The Hague
Dinner in The Hague will start at 17:00. Make sure you are back at the beach at 19:00 latest to get some food. You don’t have to cook your - self, dinner will be arranged for you.
A Dutch day at the beach needs Dutch beach food to top it off. We want you to enjoy our Dutch chips and deep fried meats, fish or veg - gies. Brought to you by profession - al chefs, it won’t get more comfort - able than this. We will enjoy this experience while we will sit down together to see the sun sinking into the sea.
Breakfast on Tuesday 24 July is served at the beach. Lunch is a buf - fet before you’ll get in the bus to your Path. You’ll have one chance to get your lunch before getting on the bus.
Programme in The Hague
Spread out over the beach, you can find several activities, which will vary in intensity. You will have time to enjoy volleyball fields, frisbee activities and a sand castle competition. The activities are open from 10:00-17:00. At the same time, there will be central organised activities in which all participants present on the beach at that moment can participate. These activities will be led from the stage and they will all have fixed times.
There is limited space available on the beach, so we encourage you to leave the beach and participate in the activities and programme in Scheveningen.
Crazy88 means carrying out as many tasks as possible and beating other teams with your originality. You can either do them independently or with a group. There will the opportunity to play several games too. All participants will get a map of the ‘playing area’ and a card with the Crazy88 challenges.
The guided activities in the ‘playing area’ are marked on the map and there will be staff present to get the best out of the activity. The tasks and challenges for Crazy88 in Westduinpark and Scheveningen enable you to explore the area and see some of the highlights. Crazy88 will take place from 10:00 to 15:00. Everyone has to be back on the beach at 17.00.
After an afternoon of fun and activities the Roverway 2018 journey will officially begin with our Opening Ceremony. Everyone will get together while enjoying music, dancing and special guests and to start our Roverway 2018 adventure together! Don’t forget to bring your singing voices and dancing feet!
After the Opening Ceremony it is not time to go to bed yet. There’s the sea, there’s music at the stage. Near the sea we will have two large campfires where you can get together. Here you can relax, meet other Rovers and Rangers and maybe make some music.You can also choose to go on a nocturnal hike in the dunes, guided by lightsticks. The hike in the dunes is about 2 km long.
Good to know
- Swimming in The Hague is allowed during daytime. You can only swim in the area which has the specific signing indicating it as swimming area. Swimming during nighttime is forbidden.
- There will be no WiFi connection, but you will get the best connection with your fellow Rovers and Rangers.