About the Moot
All about the 16th World Scout Moot 2022 in Ireland
So you might be wondering what a Moot is and why you should be interested in it. The World Scout Moot is an international gathering of 18 to 25 year olds (18 to 26 year olds for 2022) from around the world. Every four years, the Moot takes place in a different host country. The first Moot took place in 1931 in Switzerland, with the last two hosted in Canada in 2013 and then Iceland in 2017.
The next Moot will be hosted by Scouting Ireland. It was originally planned to take place in July 2021, however due to COVID-19 has been delayed a year to July 2022. 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.
1) The 16th World Scout Moot takes place from Monday 18th to Friday 29th July 2022 in Ireland.
2) The participant experience is made up of two halves; Trails and Base Camp.
3) Participants join international patrols, making new friends from around the globe.
4) The backbone of the Moot are an amazing International Service Team who make the event happen.
5) The longest place name in Ireland is Muckanaghederdauhaulia. Try saying that 5 times fast!
Members of The Scouts aged between 18 and 27 can attend as participants. This means you’ll have been born on or between 19th July 1995 and 18th July 2004. If you’re outside of this age range, don’t worry! We’ll be taking a hard working squad of Scouts and Guides as International Service Team (IST) aged 27 and over (born on or before 18th July 1995) who will make the event happen.
A Moot is meant to be different from any other international camp you’ve been on – it’s the ultimate adventure! If you’re a participant, you’ll spend the first half of the Moot on a "Trail" in a patrol made up of Scouts from different nationalities. This means that you might be the only one who speaks fluent English or the only one who appreciates a good cup of tea in the morning. Together with your patrol, you’ll learn more about each other and Ireland as you set off on an adventure you’ve picked. This could be surfing on Ireland’s west coast, cycling across the island or working on a sustainability project at a local campsite – the choice is yours.
After that, all participants will come together at the basecamp in Malahide (just outside of Dublin). Here, whilst you’ll still camp with your patrol, you’ll get to experience living together with over 5,000 other Scouts – meeting both old and new friends, taking part in global development sessions and exploring Dublin.
Of course, none of this would be possible without our legion of dedicated IST – Scouting volunteers aged 27+ who will assist with the organisation of the event. This could be everything from helping on the trails, camp security, running sessions at basecamp or being roving reporters for the Moot newspaper.
Regardless of whether you are a participant or IST, we know that you are going to love the experience of a Moot – and we can’t wait for you to join the UK Contingent!
5000+ Scouts from around the world coming together to share cultures, learn from each other and gain new skills.
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”.
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