Do you know what makes Roverway so special? The paths! And we need you to make the magic happen – become an international path leader!
Register to become a Path Leader through this form!
What is Roverway?
Roverway is an international jamboree for rovers (young people aged 16-22) organised by WAGGGS and WOSM Europe. The Guides and Scouts of Norway are the host of Roverway 2024.
The Roverway experience consists of two parts. In the first days, the participants have the opportunity to explore a path together with other guides and scouts from various countries and then everyone meets for a Jamboree style camp in Stavanger.
Photos: Kolltveit Blåkors speiderne and World Scout Bureau Inc
What is Path?
A path is a five-day mini-camp with a group of 50 participants taking place from the 22 to 27 July. The paths have a range of different themes and activities such as hiking, biking, cultural and historical activities, activism or creativity. Paths will be located throughout Norway from Trøndelag (middle of Norway) to Lindesnes in the south.
Becoming a path leader
A Path is organised by at least two path leaders, but preferably more! You are very welcome to apply as a team. As a path leader you will be responsible for planning a path together with your team – from food to programme.
- Plan and execute the path!
- Plan the programme
- Plan the meals (we can help with that!)
- Transportation to activities during path
- Technical aspects (we can help with that!)
- Communication with participants about practical aspects leading up to the camp.
- Risk assessment
- Contingency plan
- Above the age of 23
- Experience with planning scout & guide projects
- Confirmation of membership from your International Commissioner
- Connect with guides and scouts from around the world
- Gain valuable experience
- Enjoy five amazing days in Norway with new friends
- In consultation with the path department there will be opportunities to join the main camp as a staff member.
You are expected to be in place at the site of the path on the 21 July, ready to welcome the participants on the 22 July.
We will help you find a suitable campsite!
We have several path ideas with proposed campsites or houses/cabins, that we will help you with booking if we match you with that path. You can also expect assistance in making sure that the campsite follows the technical guidelines of Roverway and has the necessary facilities.
Each path receives a budget of 1000 NOK per participant. Path leaders will create and manage budgets, reporting on expenses after the path. You have to pay for your own travel to and from the path, but otherwise there is no fee for organising a path.
Support and Assistance in Planning
You will have your own contact person in Roverway’s path department; they will assist with communication and coordination in the planning and execution of the path. Additionally, path leaders receive a digital Path handbook and a Tool-kit containing essential resources.
The Tool-kit includes resources such as:
- Budget template with guidance
- Risk analysis form
- Emergency plan template
- Template for programme
- Checklist for campsite and facilities
- Activity suggestions
The Handbook includes:
- Tips & tricks for planning
- About Roverway
- About International guiding & scouting
- Cultural understanding
- ..and more!
In addition to this you will be given First-aid training (digitally) and a Safe from Harm course.
Welcome to the main camp!
As a Path leader you may have the opportunity to join the main camp in Stavanger as part of the Planning Team after the path. If you would like to join the main camp, you have to liaise with your responsible contact in the Path department. The fee for attending the last 5 days is 2750 NOK and will cover transport from the path to Stavanger and the stay at the main camp.
What are examples of a path?
A path can be anything: hiking in mountains or forests, water activities like kayaking, sailing, and surfing. Both day trips and longer hikes, courses of various kinds, learning about democracy, peace and activism, or art and culture.
Who can organize a path?
Each path must have a minimum of 2 path leaders, and international leaders should be above 23 years old. You should have some experience with project planning and execution. As an international path leader (non-Norwegian) you must also get a confirmation from the International Commissioner of your national scouting association/ member organization.
What are the responsibilities?
Responsibilities include crafting the program, coordinating meals, managing transportation, and handling technical aspects during the five days. As an international path leader, you’ll receive extensive assistance in planning, especially regarding technical aspects like the campsite and transportation. Your dedicated contact person in the path department will support you every step of the way.
I have never been in Norway and have no idea about campsites++, however I would still like to organize a path!
We will help you find a campsite! There are several scout campsites and cabins in Norway. Other relevant campsites might be campgrounds or cabins belonging to other organizations, as well as schools. Some of the existing path ideas already have campsites booked and the Path department will be able to help you find an appropriate one for the path if not.
How many staff do you need to organize a path?
This depends on what and where you plan a path. You must be at least two but can be more. There is also the possibility of including IST (International Service Team) as international staff. We can help finding people for your path!
How many participants will be on our path?
A path has 50 participants, divided into national patrols. There will be around 8 from each country.
What budget do we get for the path?
All paths receive a budget of 1000 NOK per participant, i.e., 50,000 NOK for a path with 50 participants. In addition, there is support for applying for funds from various entities such as municipalities, county councils, funds, etc.
What equipment do we need to provide?
You need to provide activity equipment, such as canoes, paddles, and life vests for paddling, harnesses for climbing, etc. In addition, some may want to borrow cooking equipment. For international path leaders the path department will provide extra assistance in this matter. Participants bring their own tents, so you don’t need to worry about that.
What kind of support and help do we get in planning?
In the planning process, you will have a contact person from the path department who will assist in planning and stay in touch with you. In addition, everyone has access to various resources such as risk analysis forms, program templates, budget templates, and tips for writing applications.
How do participants get to and from the path, and how do they travel?
All paths specify a starting point called the Entry Point, which participants are responsible for reaching on their own. This place must be accessible by public transport as participants organize their own travel. From the path to the main camp, the Logistics team organizes the journey from a designated Exit Point.
The responsibility of path leaders begins when participants arrive on July 22 and lasts until they depart on July 27. For path leaders who will also be with the main camp, they may be responsible during the journey to the main camp.
How much does it cost to be a path leader?
It depends on whether you will participate in the main camp or not. If you are a path leader and will serve as staff at the main camp, you will be considered staff and pay the staff fee of 2750 NOK that will cover travel from path to the main camp and costs of food and stay for the main camp. If you are a path leader and do not want to participate in the main camp, you can include your costs, such as food, in the path budget and pay no fee.
You will have to cover your own travel cost into and out of Norway, no matter if you are joining the main camp or not.
We encourage you to look into national funds for travel and international work in your NSO/MO/country and are happy to supply you with a confirmation letter or such confirming your participation and role as a path leader for Roverway.
Roverway also has a solidarity fund that it is possible to apply for covering the camp fee (2750 kr). For more information on this please contact Head of Path at email@example.com.
I want to organize a path but don’t want to plan.
Feel free to sign up anyway, and we can match you with others who are planning, or you can take over one of the paths planned by the authority.
I want to organize a path but have no one to organize with.
That’s okay! We have several people who are interested but don’t have anyone to plan with. We will group you together based on interests, location, and the type of path you would like to organize.