The 17th World Scout Moot is an international gathering of over 5,000 Scouts aged 18 to 25 year 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 a on-site Jamboree-style basecamp along with over 5,000 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 18y and 25y on the first day of the event (25 July 2025)
A small Contingent Management Team (CMT) of adult volunteers (generally 26y+) who will plan the UK Contingent journey before, during, and after the Moot
A medium-sized International Service Team (IST) of adult volunteers (generally 26y+ by the first day of the event, 25 July 2025), who will support the Moot organisers during the event in delivering site activities