After the grand Opening Ceremony in The Hague, Rovers and Rangers are leaving for a Path of their choice. Roverway 2018 will host between 60 and 80 Paths all over the Netherlands and even in the border areas together with Belgium, Luxemburg and Germany. Participants will be allocated to a Path based on their preferences and in a Patrol (5-8 people) from their Contingent. The Patrol will have a Patrol leader and will merge with other Patrols to form an international mixed group of 40 to 50 participants.
A path is organised by 3 Path Leaders, aged 21+ with at least one Path Leader aged 23+. The activities of a Path will be embedded in a specific region and linked to a local Scouts or Guides association or a local Rover team.
Outdoor life will be primary to the Paths but the variety of local associations offers the possibility to look for alternative accommodation. This extra Dutch gift is camping or sleeping on a special location, ideal for contemplation and forging new international friendships. We have on offer:
- camping on a rooftop
- camping on a raft
- camping on the beach
- camping in a 17th century setting
- camping in a stronghold
- camping in Amsterdam
- camping in an architect's dream
During the Paths, Rovers and Rangers gain an understanding of their role as active citizens in our community. Therefore, every Path will also spend some time dedicated to community work. The idea is to help wherever we can and on what is needed at that time point but some examples you can think of are helping in our small forests to keep nature growing, help on renovating a school or help in an elderly facility.
Let’s get on a bike together!
After obtaining a special license for driving a tandem bicycle, Rovers and Rangers leave The Hague to explore the world renowned Duin- en Bollenstreek (Dutch for “Dune and Bulb Region”). Known for the combination of beaches, flower fields, lakes and its rich history, this area gives us the opportunity to create a cultural programme interspersed with outdoor activities and some very interesting alternative accommodations! We hope to plan a night of sleep in for example a church or without a tent in the open air, but we keep all possibilities open for now. We also aim to collaborate with cultural and historical institutions, to provide an inspiring and rewarding experience for the Rovers and Rangers.
Cross city camping
An experience of three cities! We start in Haarlem, a typical city in Holland, which we will explore using a traditional Dutch vehicle: a step. Next stop: Soest. On a hike with challenging route techniques, we will enjoy activities like rappelling and canoeing, before enjoying a well-deserved campfire together. Rovers and Rangers can cook food from their own countries that evening, so that we can enjoy a true cultural food festival and taste each other’s cultures. We travel onwards to Hattem, a small town, by train in a full day’s journey filled with activities. A er all: it’s in the journey that we get to know each other and ourselves. In Hattem, we will focus on cultural activities and workshops, and we’ll give back to the town through voluntary work. In short: we’ll travel, explore and do a lot of activities together while leaving room to reflect and process.