Rovers and rangers from all over the world are welcome to the Roverway 2018 this summer: the only condition is that their scout organization must be a member of the World Girl Guides and Girl Scouts (WAGGGS).
Originally, the boy scout movement used to be a ‘boys thing’: the same word to refer to it, ‘boy scout’, seems to imply it. However, organizations like the WAGGGS have been trying to change this for many years.
One of the WAGGGS’ main goals is that, by 2020, the number of girl scouts has raised up to 12 million all over the 154 countries where the Scout movement exists.
The Roverway is an annual big scale event for rovers and rangers aged from 16 to 22, and the organizations behind it are the Dutch Scouts, the WAGGGS and the World Organization of the Scout Movement (WOSM).
This big scale event will take place between the 23rd of July and the 2nd of August in the Netherlands. After the open ceremony in The Hague, the scouts will split into 40 groups to pursue different paths around the country. On the last day, all the groups will reunite.
All the educational activities within the encounter are addressed to both boys and girls, and the WAGGGS and the WOSM are open and willing to accept rovers and rangers’ participation regardless of origin, gender or sexual orientation.
Besides, young women older than 23 can also be part of the Roverway 2018 as members of the International Service Team.
If your educational leisure center or organization is a member of the WAGGGS and you’re interested in being an active part of the Roverway 2018, you might want to check this link for more information.