Express your Interest in Roverway 2024!
Roverway is a European event for Scouts and Guides aged 16-22.
Roverway is open to Explorers & Scout Network members born between
1st August 2002 and 22nd July 2008
The event is divided into three parts:
- Exploration of Southern Norway: During the first five days, participants will explore a self-chosen ‘path’ in locations such as Oslo, Bergen, Trondheim and Aalesund. Our patrol will join patrols from other countries to complete their chosen path.
- A Jamboree style main camp near Stavanger: All the patrols join for a large camp near Stavanger. Stavanger is often called “the gateway to the fjords”, and its location on the west coast affords it access to some of Norway’s most iconic scenery.
- A post event experience for all UK Contingent: The final part of Roverway is the post-event, which sees the UK Contingent come together for a shared experience.
A patrol is made up off 8 young people and will include a Patrol Leader (PL) and Assistant Patrol Leader (APL) that have to be over 18 years old by 1 January 2024.
Wiltshire has been allocated ONE Patrol at this time with a possibility of a second patrol to be confirmed by UK Contingent at a later date.
Wiltshire Scouts timeline is as follows:
- March 2023: Sign up / Express your interest in attending Roverway 2024 – https://forms.office.com/e/fWSeSAemFy
Sign up closes 23:59 10th April
- Patrol Leader / Assistant Patrol Leader Selection will be on Saturday 22nd April
To be selected as one of these roles you must be able to make this date
Patrol Selection will be completed by BALLOT with weightings based on your application.
All applicants will be in the ballot even if you are unsuccessful in PL/APL selection.
Expected cost for the event is £2200.
In making the event as inclusive and accessible to all as possible there will be means tested funding available and support will be given to help with fundraising.
The Ballot Results will be completed on Sunday 23rd April with applicants being notified of a place and their role (in relation to PL/APL applicants) either way. Notifications to be sent by 17:00 via Email.
Patrol Leader and Asst. Patrol Leader Description
The PL will be responsible for leading their patrol on their path, with the support of the APL, International Service Team (IST) and CMT. The patrol will be living and cooking together throughout the event, with the PL expected to help ensure that the patrol has an enjoyable and safe event. PLs and APLs will receive training to support them in their role.
We are looking for PLs and APLs that:
- Are aged 18 or over by 1 January 2024.
- Hold an adult appointment in Scouts.
- Can take charge of a situation, but understand their limitations and know when to ask for help.
- Are friendly, and able to form good relationships with their patrol, IST and CMT.
- Are willing to undertake training to give them additional skills to help safely lead a patrol.
- Understand the responsibility of leading a patrol.
PLs will be required to hold a valid Nights Away Permit by the time of the event, with support provided to achieve this during Roverway preparations. Previous experience of leading a group abroad is not required. We expect our PLs will show core leadership skills and embody our Scouting values. When selecting PLs, we should look for young people that can unite their patrol into a close-knit team. PLs and APLs have the following responsibilities:
- To manage the patrol, ensuring deadlines are met and all members of the patrol are aware of decisions.
- To be the main contact for communications with the CMT, and distribute information to relevant parties (e.g. patrol members, parents/guardians, local Scouts teams).
- To attend UK Contingent preparation and training events.
- To nurture a strong patrol identity and facilitate the building of strong connections within the patrol, so that every member feels valued and respected.
- To encourage patrol fundraising.
- To support their patrol on event, making sure they are fit, fed and well supported, escalating any problems or concerns as they arise.
- To share your Roverway experience with others to encourage participation in future international experiences.
- To contribute to the Roverway review and feedback process.
PLs and APLs will receive training and meet others at our PL Academy, due to take place in April 2024.
The role of PL does not include in loco parentis responsibility for patrol members, which lies with the CMT whilst on event.
Like the sound of it and want to know more?
Take a look at the Scouts website – Roverway 2024 – https://www.scouts.org.uk/…/international-events/roverway/
International Service Team (IST)
If you are born before 1st August 2002 then IST could be for you. This is being managed by UKContingent and applications open 24th April 2023. You can register your interest here