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Important Announcement


Dear Rovers:

In this exact moment, we should have already gathered at Basecamp in Malahide to celebrate the 16th World Scout Moot, to hear each other’s stories of our journeys so far, and to experience even more of what Ireland has to offer.

Unfortunately, the global pandemic has meant that this is not possible and, although the situation has improved in some parts of the world, we are still living in a world where COVID-19 actively interferes with our plans and our daily lives.

For that reason, it is with great sadness that we announce the decision that the 16th World Scout Moot has been cancelled.

We hope to meet again le chéile and really hope that you are able to join us on our emerald isle when restrictions are lifted and the real joy of international Scouting can be felt again.

The Moot Planning Team is so disappointed to make this announcement today. We had brilliant plans for programme, opportunities to uniquely explore Ireland and to challenge all of our global Rovers. However, the risks associated with running a large-scale international event, even next summer in 2022, were too large; the safety of all our participants, IST, CMT, planning team members and everyone else attending the Moot, however, is of paramount importance.

We ask for your continued support and patience as your contingent and the Moot wind down operations. More details will come in the weeks to follow.

We encourage NSOs to host local or national Rover events in 2022—so that our global Rovers can feel that sense of le chéile, even if it isn’t what we had all hoped.

Go raibh maith agat— thank you from us all. Thank you for your support, your enthusiasm and for allowing us to travel this journey with you.

For now, see you soon, stay safe and keep Scouting.

Le Chéile,

The 16th World Scout Moot Planning Team.