Imagine a high-adventure World Scout Jamboree for young adult Scouts, but on a smaller scale. Learn new cultures and make lasting friendships while participating in a variety of activities designed by the host country. One thing that sets a Moot apart from a Jamboree is that the first half of the program takes place on the trail at sights all around the county and the second half is where all the participants come together in a jamboree-style gathering! The word moot is Old English and means “an assembly held for discussion.” That’s Moot—a once-in-a-lifetime World Scouting experience!
When is it and who can go?
The 2022 World Scout Moot is an official event of the World Organization of the Scout Movement (WOSM), hosted and organized by Scouting Ireland, for young people from ages 18 through 25. Make plans to join 5,000 participants and 1,000 IST (staff) from 80 countries around the world at the Moot. The new dates for the 16th World Scout Moot will be from 18 to 28 July 2022. Participants will be required to be born on or between 19 July 1995 and 18 July 2004. International Service Team (IST) members must be at least 27 years old on the first day of the Moot (18th July 2022), as such, their date of birth will be the 18th July 1995 or earlier.
What is the theme?
The theme for this Moot is Le Chéile (leh kay-la) which translates to ‘together’. There is an old saying in the Irish language; “Ní neart go cur le chéile” which means “There is no strength without unity”. The Moot will bring together thousands of Scouts from across the world, to share cultures, learn from each other and gain new skills.
How does a Moot work?
The Moot program consists of two key parts; Trails and Basecamp activities.
During the Trails section, participants will in International Patrols of 10 participants and spread out in different locations around the country. Then all participants will come together in Malahide for the Base Camp Section.
International Patrols will be formed some months before the event (after all bookings are received) and they will have time to get to know each other via social media. When they arrive at the Moot, they will gather together, Le Chéile, for the Moot.
The program will begin with an opening gathering in Dublin City Centre (location to be confirmed). From there, International patrols will spend six days on trails around the Irish countryside — exploring community, culture, adventure, and nature. Patrols will then return to basecamp in Dublin for four days of activity and program.