Monday 22 July to Monday 5 August 2024, Norway
What is Roverway?
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:
During the first five days, participants will explore a self-chosen ‘path’ in locations such as Oslo, Bergen, Trondheim and Aalesund. Our UK patrols will join patrols from other countries to complete their chosen path, under the supervision of International Service Team (IST) and Norwegian Scout Groups.
One of the highlights of Roverway is the opportunity for young people to truly shape their experience – and the paths will cater for many different interests.
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.
The camp is a chance to share stories from their paths and to take part in a programme of activities with young people from across Europe and beyond.
The final part of Roverway is the post-event, which sees the UK Contingent come together for a shared experience. We will ensure the post-event is youth shaped by actively involving participants in its design.
How can I go?
Solihull have been allocated one patrol of 5 – 8 people and the selection process for young people is below.
Registration information for IST (International Service Team) is currently not available but is due later in April.
How much is it?
The UK contingent fee for participants is £1,999 which includes travel from the UK, meals, travel in-country, the event cost, a post-event experience, return travel, and the kit package. It also funds our regional training events in Autumn 2023 and a training event for Patrol Leaders in 2024. There may be an additional fee for any local costs like training camps or Solihull branded apparell.
Solihull Scouts will support every application and believe that there should be no barriers for any person to attend. If there is anything we can do to support your application please clearly detail this on the application form or email us on email@example.com – additional support we can offer includes (but is not limited to) accessibility support, financial support and disablility support.
How are we selecting participants?
All participants will be entered into a weighted ballot on completion of the applcation form. Extra ballot places will be given to registrants who have not participated in international events before. All participants are asked to submit either a written or video/audio recorded piece explaining why they should be selected.
I need help with my application
If you need support with your application please contact firstname.lastname@example.org – support available includes (but not limited to) advice about the event, support with uploading audio/video pieces or understanding additional need supports available.
What are the key dates?
25th March 2023 // Patrol Applications Open
10th April 2023 @ 11pm // Patrol Applications Close
17th April 2023 // Patrol Places Offered
Late April // IST Information Available
Various training camps and fundraising
22nd July – 5th August 2024 // Roverway, Norway