16th World Scout Moot, Ireland

Due to the worldwide disruption caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, the 16th World Scout Moot will be Postponed until summer of 2022. The 16th World Scout Moot was originally due to be held on July 19 – 29, 2021, however due to the impact of the COVID-19 worldwide health crisis on WOSM’s overall calendar of events, WOSM has decided in direct consultation with Scouting Ireland (the Host) to postpone the event to a similar timeframe in 2022.

The World Scout Moot is an international gathering of 18 to 25 year olds from around the world. Every four years, the Moot takes place in a different host country.   This time, 6000 people, 5000 participants and an International Service Team of 750 – 1000, are expected to attend.

Participants and IST

In accordance with the guidelines for the World Scout Moot, the dates (to be confirmed) will determine the age range criteria.  On the first day of the Moot, participants must be at least 18 years old, and must be under 26 years of age. IST must be at least 26 years of age by the start of the Moot. IST will be expected to be present at the Moot a few days early and a few days after the end of the Moot.

The theme for this Moot is Le Chéile (leh kay-la) which translates to ‘together’.  The programme will begin with an opening gathering in Dublin city centre. From there, International patrols will spend six days on trails around the Irish countryside.  Each trail has been carefully designed to provide opportunities for community interaction, cultural exploration, adventure activities and exposure to nature.  Patrols will then return to basecamp in Dublin for four days of activity and programme.  Base Camp will have a Global Development Village where various workshops will be hosted, a contingent village where you can learn about the different countries and cultures coming together at the Moot, a big central area for ceremonies and social events and various food houses where you can try local cuisine from around the world.

International Patrols of 10 participants will be formed before the event and they will have time to get to know each other via social media.  A tribe of 4 international patrols will travel together during the trails section and live together back at base camp.

The UK Contingent base fees are:

£995 per participant

£895 per International Service Team (IST) member

You can register you interest here: https://app.smartsheet.com/b/form/e05686959a3a46db936187fcacfc525f

Following the announcement that the 16th World Scout Moot has been postponed to summer 2022, the UK Contingent will be re-opening applications over summer 2020. They now aim to let everyone know whether or not they can offer them a place by October 2020.

View the Moot webpage HERE

A number of add on packages may also be available – you can add on travel, a pre-event programme in Belfast and/or post event programme in Dublin (participants only) and additional tours.

The UK Contingent are committed to reducing financial barriers as much as possible. As such, for the first time there is a grant application process alongside recruitment.

Places will be allocated via a ballot system. It is expected that there will be 500 UK Contingent participant places, plus IST.

Find out more : www.scouts.org.uk/international-events/moot-2021/

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