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16th World Scout Moot

Friday 25 July - Sunday 3 August 2025, Portugal

The World Scout Moot is an international gathering of over 5,000 Scouts aged 18 to 25 years old 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, and most recently was hosted by Iceland in 2017.

Participant experience at a Moot is split into two halves, the first being a 'Trail' in a patrol made up of Scouts from different nationalities. The second half is an on-site Jamboree-style basecamp along with all the other participants.

The next Moot will take place in Portugal from 25 July to 3 August 2025, and Scouts intends to organise a UK National Contingent of several hundred members, to prepare for and travel to this event.

The UK Contingent will include

  • A large number of Participants who will be Scouts Network Members, and must be aged between 18 and 25 on the first day of the event
  • A small Contingent Management Team (CMT) of adult volunteers who will plan the UK Contingent journey before, during, and after the Moot
  • A medium-sized International Service Team (IST) of adult volunteers (26+ by the first day of the event), who will support the Moot organisers during the event in delivering site activities

Matthew Longden, Contingent Leader

I’m really excited to be part of team facilitating the next World Scout Moot to be held in Portugal in 2025. This international adventure will be a fantastic way to learn new skills whilst engaging with Scouts and local communities.

Beth Fyfe, Deputy Contingent Leader

Connecting with Scouts from across the world at international events is one of the most incredible parts of Scouting. I’ve been lucky enough to attend a couple, as a participant and as IST, and I can’t wait to help facilitate that opportunity for others!

Larry Eeles, Deputy Contingent Leader

I joined Scouts as a Beaver on the Isle of Wight, and took on my first volunteer role in 2014 after returning from Gibraltar. Since then, I’ve volunteered locally as a Cub Scout Leader, ADC Cubs for Royston. On a national scale, I’ve attended the 24th World Scout Jamboree as a Unit Leader and I’m a member of the CMT leading on Data Management & IT lead for the 25WSJ.

The Scout Association (TSA) may contact you and/or your child (where you are applying on their behalf) with regards to Moot 2025 or related events for a period of up to 5 years post the end date of Moot 2025, for the purposes of gathering information, including regular surveys for the Event or to facilitate support to future UK Contingents including, but not limited to, the 26 World Scout Jamboree and Roverway 2024. 

We're committed to protecting the privacy of all personal data you provide us for this event registration. The following statements describe what we're doing with this data and how long we store it so you are fully informed prior to you submitting the personal information for you and/or your child (where you are applying on their behalf) event registration.

We ask for this personal data to facilitate your registration for this event. We'll only collect information necessary for participation in the Event. The legal basis for collecting this information is the performance of a contract.

This data will be shared with other organisations and third parties in order to process the registration and facilitate your participation on the event. Only relevant data will be shared with such parties. These may include, our event management system, travel providers (including Travel Places), Members of the UK Contingent and The Scouts and your relevant county, Nation/BSO and any other organisation that may reasonably require your data to enable participation in Moot 2025.

Photos or videos may be taken during this event by an official photographer, a member of the UK Contingent Management Team (CMT) or International Service Team (IST), and these may occasionally be used online or in printed literature by the Scouts or our event partners. By attending this event, you acknowledge to the possibility of being photographed and your image (or that of your child, where you are applying on their behalf) being used in this manner. The legal basis for this is legitimate interest.  We will not seek to identify specific individuals by name or feature them prominently in photographs, unless explicit consent for this is obtained from you/your child first in advance. If you wish to the object to the use of any image taken of you or your child or withdraw consent for any named or prominently taken photograph please contact us using the details below.

This personal data will be retained by us for up to 5 years after the conclusion of Moot 2025. The data will be used throughout Moot to monitor the diversity of the event, and before the end of the period this data will be anonymised but retained for future comparisons.

The personal details provided will be destroyed securely within 5 years post the end date of Moot 2025.

All data is held securely in the Scouts digital file systems, including the registration portal provided by our event management system. We may use other software to support our project during its delivery which will be held to the same security standards.

Full details of how we use your data and how you can exercise your data rights please see our Data Protection Policy can be found at

Data Controller Contact:

The Scout Association, Gilwell Park, Chingford, E4 7QW

020 8433 7100  

Point of contact - Events Team

Nominated Data Protection Officer:

Please contact us at with any enquiries you may have about the event.

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