World Scout Moot

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World Scout Moot
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Date 1931 onwards
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Scouts and Guides from different countries at World Scout Moot, Sweden, 1996

The World Scout Moot is an event for senior branches (traditionally called Rovers) and other young adult members, gathering up to 5,000 people. Moots provide an opportunity for young adults in Scouting to meet together with the objective of improving their international understanding as citizens of the world. Moots are held every four years and are organized by the World Organization of the Scout Movement (WOSM).[1]

Participants must be 18–25 years old at the time of the event. If you are 26 or older you can take part as International Service Team (IST, volunteer staff).

History[edit]

The first World Scout Moot was in 1931 and following ones were held almost every four years until 1961. Originally entitled the "World Rover Moot", the Moot was replaced by World Moot Years between 1965 and 1982. This was done with the aim of increasing the number of events and accessibility to Rovers. In 1985, the World Scout Conference decided to reinstate the World Scout Moot and, in 1993 decided to hold the Moot every four years. The 13th World Scout Moot was held in Kenya in 2010 - the first ever such event to take place in Africa.

The 15th World Scout Moot was in Iceland in the summer of 2017; the next 16th World Scout Moot will be in Ireland in 2021.[2][3]

List of moots[edit]

Year Number Country Location Participants Countries Host Candidate Countries
1931 1st World Rover Moot Switzerland Kandersteg 3,000 20
1935 2nd World Rover Moot Sweden Ingarö 3,000 26 [4]
1939 3rd World Rover Moot Scotland Monzie 3,500 42
1949 4th World Rover Moot Norway Skjåk 2,500 40
1953 5th World Rover Moot [5] Switzerland Kandersteg 4,168 41
1957 6th World Rover Moot United Kingdom Sutton Coldfield 3,500 61
1961 7th World Rover Moot Australia Melbourne 969 15
1965-66 Moot Year 10 Events 3,599
1969-70 Moot Year 26 Events 7,250
1973-74 Moot Year 22 Events 11,000
1977-78 Moot Year 23 Events 14,560
1981-82 Moot Year 31 Events 22,380
1990-91 8th World Moot Australia Melbourne 1,000 36
1992 9th World Moot Switzerland Kandersteg 1,400 52
1996 10th World Moot Sweden Ransberg 2,608 78
2000 11th World Scout Moot Mexico 5,000 71
2004 12th World Scout Moot Taiwan Hualien 2,500 85 Austria [6]
2008 13th World Scout Moot (cancelled) [7] Mozambique --- --- --- Iceland, Portugal [8]
2010 13th World Scout Moot [9] Kenya Nairobi 1,924 66 ---
2013 14th World Scout Moot [10] Canada Low, Quebec 2,000 83 ---
2017 15th World Scout Moot Iceland Ulfljotsvatn 5,000 106 ---
2021 16th World Scout Moot [11] Ireland Larch Hill Hungary

See also[edit]

External links[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "World Events". www.scout.org. Retrieved 2017-07-22.
  2. ^ "History of the World Scout Moot". www.scout.org. Retrieved 2017-07-24.
  3. ^ "World Scout Moot 2021 Ireland - Take a Deep Breath..." www.worldscoutmoot2021.ie. Retrieved 2017-08-07.
  4. ^ John S. Wilson (1959), Scouting Round the World. First edition, Blandford Press. p. 93
  5. ^ Kandersteg, A Pictorial Record of the 5th World Rover Moot, page 70, Austrian Scout Archives, Vienna, Box: Rover Moots 1931/1953/1992
  6. ^ "35th World Scout Conference". www.scout.org. Retrieved 2017-07-22.
  7. ^ "Scouts of Mozambique will not host World Scout Moot". henry-scout-world.blogspot.cz. Retrieved 2017-07-22.
  8. ^ "36th World Scout Conference". www.scout.org. Retrieved 2017-07-22.
  9. ^ "13th World Scout Moot". www.scout.org. Retrieved 2017-07-24.
  10. ^ "14th World Scout Moot". www.scout.org. Retrieved 2017-07-24.
  11. ^ Schildböck, Rupert. "Today is the last day at the World Scout Conference: let's look what has happened so far!". Retrieved 2017-07-22.