World Scout Moot

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Date1931 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).


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 2022 after being postponed from 2021 due to the COVID-19 pandemic. [2] [3] [4]

List of moots

YearNumberCountryLocationParticipantsCountriesHost Candidate Countries
19311st World Rover MootFlag of Switzerland.svg   Switzerland Kandersteg 3,00020
19352nd World Rover MootFlag of Sweden.svg  Sweden Ingarö 3,00026 [5]
19393rd World Rover MootFlag of Scotland.svg  Scotland Monzie 3,50042
19494th World Rover MootFlag of Norway.svg  Norway [6] Skjåk 2,50040
19535th World Rover Moot [7] Flag of Switzerland.svg   Switzerland Kandersteg 4,16841
19576th World Rover Moot [6] Flag of the United Kingdom.svg  United Kingdom Sutton Coldfield 3,50061
19617th World Rover Moot [8] [6] Flag of Australia (converted).svg  Australia Melbourne 96915
1965-66Moot Year10 Events3,599
1969-70Moot Year26 Events7,250
1973-74Moot Year22 Events11,000
1977-78Moot Year [9] 23 Events14,560
1981-82Moot Year31 Events22,380
1990-918th World MootFlag of Australia (converted).svg  Australia Melbourne 1,00036
19929th World MootFlag of Switzerland.svg   Switzerland Kandersteg 1,40052
199610th World MootFlag of Sweden.svg  Sweden Ransbergs Herrgård, Ransäter 2,60878
200011th World Scout MootFlag of Mexico.svg  Mexico 5,00071
200412th World Scout MootFlag of the Republic of China.svg  Taiwan Hualien 2,50085 Austria [10]
200813th World Scout Moot (cancelled) [11] Flag of Mozambique.svg  Mozambique --------- Iceland, Portugal [12]
201013th World Scout Moot [13] Flag of Kenya.svg  Kenya Nairobi 1,92466---
201314th World Scout Moot [14] Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg  Canada Low, Quebec 2,00083---
201715th World Scout MootFlag of Iceland.svg  Iceland Ulfljotsvatn 5,000106---
2022 [4] 16th World Scout Moot [15] Flag of Ireland.svg  Ireland Malahide Castle [16] up to 5,000 [16] Hungary
202517th World Scout MootTBC Azerbaijan, Portugal

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