The 14th World Scout Moot will take place in Canada from August 8 to 18, 2013. Preparations are underway and the hosts, Association Scouts du Canada, and its Moot organising team are gearing up in several ways to ensure that the event will be a grand success.
Last September, there were two key meetings that were held in preparation of the Moot. A kickoff meeting for the World Scout Moot’s Global Development Village for the benefit of World Scouting’s partner organisations was organised in New York (United States of America), right next to the United Nations buildings on 17 September.
The World Scout Moot is a quadrennial gathering of Rover Scouts (18-25 year olds) from all corners of the Scouting world. Moot Canada 2013 is preparing to receive 5,000 participants from over 100 countries. The Venture Scouts from the Barbados Boy Scouts Association is currently planning to be a part of this activity.
Break from tradition
Traditionally, such meetings to support the GDVs (particularly those related to the World Scout Jamborees) were held in Geneva where the World Scouting’s headquarters are located. The fact that the next Moot will be held in Canada (proximity to New York) and that the World Scout Bureau has strengthened its relations with New York-based external partners and UN Agencies in recent months, helped organise this meeting successfully.