World Scout Moot
The World Scout Moot is an event for senior branches - traditionally called Rovers - and other young adult members. Up to 5,000 people take part at Moots, where young adults in Scouting to become more well-rounded citizens of the world.
Participants must be 18-25 years old at the time of the event. Individuals aged 26 or older can take part as volunteer staff on the International Service Team.
The event takes place every roughly four years in a different country.
16th World Scout Moot
The next Moot will be held from 25 July to 3 August 2025 in Portugal, and hosted by Federação Escutista de Portugal.
History of the Moot
The first World Scout Moot was in 1931 with subsequent events held almost every four years until 1961.
Originally called 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 reinstates the World Scout Moot and, in 1993, decided to hold the Moot every four years. Among the exceptions was the 13th World Scout Moot in Kenya in 2010 - the first ever such event to take place in Africa -, which was held six years after the previous Moot hosted by the Scouts of China and three years before the Moot in Canada.