Roverway is a European event for Scouts and Guides aged 16-22, which takes place every 3-6 years.
The next Roverway will take place in Norway in summer 2024, and Scouts is organising a contingent of participants and International Service Team (IST).
The event is divided into three parts:
A semi-independent exploration of Southern Norway
A jamboree style camp experience near Stravanger
A post-event experience for the UK Contingent
Participants will be arranged in patrols of 5-8, including a Patrol Leader and Assistant Patrol Leader born before 2 January 2006. Scottish Patrols are selected and organised by Scouts Scotland. Selection at Fordell Firs on 16th April (£10 cost). Registration is through the Scouts Scotland website. IST recruitment is from 24th April.
Further details and register interest for Adult Recruitment here
Patrol leaders and APLs will need to be over 18, have an adult role and a nights away permit. Networkers without adult roles can still attend. PLs and APLs will undergo additional training. PLs will need a Nihts away permit (probably a campsite permit, but may have to be greenfield)
The aims of Roverway include promoting intercultural learning and exchange, and to enable meaningful youth leadership opportunities.
Roverway is unique in its patrol structure, empowering Patrol Leaders and Assistant Patrol Leaders to organise their patrols and their ‘path’: an exploration of the host country with patrols from other countries.
The most recent Roverway took place in the Netherlands in 2018, and Scouts sent a contingent of 232 participants.
Roverway has been held 6 times in the past:
- “Opposites Attract”, Netherlands 2018
- “On the road”, France 2016
- “See, Feel, Follow”, Finland 2012
- “Open Up”, Iceland 2009
- “Dare to Share”, Italy 2006
- “People in Motion”, Portugal 2003
Roverway was conceived in 2000 as a successor to a European Scout Region event called Eurofolk. There was a need to provide young people with opportunities to experience and appreciate cultural diversity, as well as to learn about current issues and acquire useful skills for their personal and professional lives.
Following the successful first edition of Roverway in 2003, a Resolution was passed at the European Scout Conference in 2004 in Iceland, calling for the establishment of a European Rover Programme Framework, which enshrined the 16-22 age range into a number of other initiatives for the age range.
Participants will be able to apply for a grant as part of our Inclusion Fund for World Scouting Events. We are working with the Scouts Grants Team to develop the application process. Participants are encouraged to consider local grants to ensure money is not a barrier to anyone being able to participate. Participants with any concerns should reach out to your Region and Scouts Scotland team or email the Contingent Management Team.
More information here.
- Scouts Scotland
- View Organizer Website