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Fancy taking part in the World Scout Moot, in Ireland, during 2021?

When is it?

19th July - 28th July 2021

What is a Moot?

The World Scout Moot is an international gathering of 18 to 25-year olds from around the world. Moots provide an opportunity for young adults in Scouting to meet with the objective of improving their international understanding as citizens of the world. Every four years, the Moot takes place in different host country. The first Moot took place in 1931 in Switzerland, with the last two hosted in Iceland and Canada. The next Moot will be hosted by Scouting Ireland in 2021. 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.

The 16th World Moot is due to take place in Ireland in 2021 and UK Scouting is now asking for expressions of interest for contingent places or for IST.


On the first day of the Moot (19th July 2021), participants must be at least 18 years old, and must be under 26 years of age. Therefore, they must have been born between 18th July 1995 and 19th July 2003. You must attend as part of a contingent.

International Service Team (IST)

IST must be at least 26 years of age on 19th July 2021, e.g. their date of birth must be 19th July 1995 or earlier. IST will be expected to arrive a few days beforehand and remain for a few days after the event.

> Click here to register your interest with The Scouts.