This page is intended for the use of any Head of Contingent or NSO regarding the Moot.  For more information on forming a contingent see here.

Head of Contingent Meetings  

It is standard to host two official Head of Contingent (HoC) meetings before the event. The first meeting took place in July 2019 and you can find the feedback from that meeting in bulletin 3.  We intend to hold the next HoC in early 2021.  

To keep up to date, sign up for our Mailing List here. 

Further information regarding the next HoC meeting will be posted here on the website and in a bulletin when details are confirmed.  

The 2019 meeting provided the foundations and baseline information of the overall event. The 2021 meeting will cover the finer details, which will be of great value to HoCs in planning their Contingent’s Moot experience. Both meetings provide the opportunity for HOCs to meet the team and ask specific questions that may not be covered in general communications or bulletins, as well as being important opportunities for us to understand the needs and requirements of various Contingents, and taking feedback and suggestions from HOCs to help shape the finer details and contribute to the overall event. 

We will provide all the information we can to support each Contingent with their planning. By attending the HOC meeting, your NSO will have all the information that is available so that a successful Moot experience can be planned and promoted. 

Planning a Trip to Ireland  

Of course, HoCs who cannot attend or wish to conduct a visit at a different time will be accommodated to the best of our ability. The Moot planning team will do all we can to support contingents. If you wish to visit, please let us know at as soon as details are confirmed. (We ask you give the team at least 2 weeks’ notice so we can provide you with the support you need).

Head Of Contingent Meetings

July 2020 

More information to come.

5/6/7/July 2019   Dublin, Ireland

Meeting 1 – Feedback  

In July 2019 we held our first Heads of Contingent meeting at Larch Hill, one of Scouting Ireland’s five National Centres. Twenty-five international representatives joined the Moot Planning Team for a weekend of information, consultation and question sessions. 

During the weekend we had a varied programme which included a visit to the Base Camp location at Malahide Castle, Dublin and the opportunity to explore the surrounding location and trail opportunities. HOCs also had the opportunity to visit Dublin city, where the Moot will start, and get an understanding of the various transport hubs and networks available for further travel. During the Moot all participants will participate in programme activities within the city and we will explore some of these opportunities with HOC’s so they in turn can promote the Moot in their NSO’s. 

There was a plenary session where a full outline of the Moot event was presented. HOCs had an opportunity to meet their Contingent Support contacts and the planning team. We also had some social time to enjoy the culture and history of Ireland. HoCs who attended, gained an understanding of costs, travel and visa requirements, booking arrangements for the Moot, deadlines, and any other information they required to plan their participation at the World Scout Moot 2021. 


Pre- and Post-Moot programme options  

Pre- and post-Moot options are important to many Contingents and the Planning Team will work with contingents to identify options for their contingents. Larch Hill, the location of the first HoC meeting, is our National Scout Centre and will be a key location for pre- and post- Moot programme opportunities, along with many other locations that are part of our National Campsite network. If Contingents wish to do a more elaborate pre- or post- Moot programme, HoC weekends are ideal for discussing the options available and visiting possible sites.  

For information on Forming a Contingent see our Contingent Support Page

Dublin City

Castle Malahide

Image Credits (from top): WSB Inc. / Victor Ortega;