Since the start of a renewed national Rover and Ranger team in 2007, Scouting Nederland commenced the development of a long wished program renewal for this age section which we call the ‘Roverscouts’. The resulting network of contacts and their enthusiasm eventually led to a new balanced program and method – laid down in several documents and the Roverscout Guide – for implementation in about 800 local groups (“tribes”) and regional organisations. In addition, the new forward focus resulted in the participation of Dutch Contingents of subsequent Roverways from Iceland (2009) and onwards.
The Bid to host Roverway is not only the culmination of the Dutch national program renewal; it also is a tribute to the international community of Rover Scouting which contributed so many ingredients to the national recipe and individual Rover and Ranger experiences.
Rover: Nehmt euch vom 23. Juli bis zum 2. August nichts anderes als den Roverway vor. Wir fahren nach Holland.