Moot, what is it?
The Moot is an international Scout camp that takes place every four years, for participants from 18 to 25 years old (26 years old for the 2022 Moot) at the first day of the camp. The Moot takes place in two parts: in the first half, participants are divided into international patrols of 10 people, with many different nationalities, and trek through the host country. Afterwards, all patrols gather at the same place to experience the end of the camp with all the other people.
And for those who are 27 years old or older, there is always the possibility to participate as an IST (International Service Team) to help the camp run smoothly!
For this edition, the camp will take place from 18 to 28 July 2022, in Ireland, and will consist of 6 days of treks and 4 days of camp all together. The start will be in Dublin and the second part will take place at Malahide Castle (a castle just north of Dublin). The treks are located all over Ireland. The trails, although there will certainly be some walking, are not just 6 day hikes across the country. Activities will be organised to meet the local people and culture.
Patrols will be formed according to the wishes and abilities of the people, a few months before the Moot so that you can already get to know each other.
You also have the possibility to participate in a 5-6 day pre-camp organised by the Swiss delegation.
How do I register?
Frequently asked questions
How much does the camp cost?
The price of the camp without the pre-camp is 2’000.
The price of the camp with pre-camp of the delegation is 2’900.00 (different pre-camp variants will be proposed to you during the first meeting, it will be up to you to decide which one we will do; the most expensive one costs 900.00)
For more information on how the budget will be distributed, what all this money will be used for, don’t hesitate to send us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org!
Can you be on the same patrol as someone you know?
Yes, as long as this acquaintance is also part of the Swiss delegation. It should be remembered that the aim of this model of camp is to meet and exchange views on the different ways of living Scouting in other countries, so ideally there should be no more than 1-2 people from each country in each patrol.
Do you need to be in good physical condition to participate in this camp?
Although it is recommended to be fit, it is not necessary to have already done extraordinary summits or hikes in order to participate.
The trails, although there will certainly be some walking, are not just 6-day treks across the country. Activities will be organised to meet the local population and culture.
A survey will be sent to the participants next spring in order to find out what each person wants and to design the patrols and their programme according to the answers received.
How long will the pre-camp last?
The pre-camp will last between 5 and 6 days, in order to see some nice places in Ireland (you will know more at the first meeting).
What is about the Covid?
For now, the organisation aims to maintain the camp as much as possible.This means that if large gatherings are still banned in Ireland, instead of having one large gathering at the end of the camp, it is possible that several smaller ones could be organised.
About vaccinations, the situation will depend mainly on the host country’s entry requirements and travel restrictions, so it is difficult to know more at the moment, but it is highly likely that proof of vaccination will be required.