The Moot

The theme of Iceland 2017 is ‘Inspired by change’. The programme is aimed to cover a range of activities which will help in developing Rovers as Scouts, as well as showing off the majestic beauty of their home country. The programme will be split into three distinct stages.


Moot Only Participants: You will need to be in Reykjavik city by 5 pm on 24th of July. Your departure flight will need to leave after breakfast on the 3rd of August.

Moot Only IST: You will need to be in Reykjavik city by 5 pm on 22nd of July . Your departure flight will need to leave after breakfast on the 4th of August.


Moot Programme

The Opening Ceremony will take place on the morning of the 25th of July. Rovers will then enjoy a day of Sightseeing in Reykjavik, the capital of Iceland.
After a day of exploration, Rovers will be transported to a range of campsites to begin their Expeditions. Locations will vary depending on personal preference of each Rover. You may be located in the wilderness, immersed in the scenery of mountains and glaciers with a focus on mountaineering and Scoutcraft. Or you may be set in a local village on the southern Icelandic coast, instead exploring the local culture and enjoying life in a Nordic community.

In the coming months there will be more info released about the expeditions and what to expect from them. So far we know the following:
– There are 11 different expedition Centres around Iceland
– There are 3 common program themes for all the Expedition centres:
• Physical activities and adventure (A)
• Culture and community involvement (C)
• Nature and environment (N)
– Each Centre is graded 1-3 depending on the length and/or physicality of the activities

Both of these opportunities and more offer unique and exciting adventures for the four days of your expedition.

The full list of expeditions and what they entail can be found here.

The third component is called Althingi, which symbolises gathering after travelling. This commences on the 29th of July and takes place onsite at Úlfljótsvatn Scout Centre, east of Reykjavik.

The Moot committe describes Althingi as “outdoor activities, workshops, roundtable discussions, challenges, campfires, diverse cultural activities and basically having a great time together.” The campsite is both well equipped and antique (with a 70+ year legacy to boast) and World Moot participants will find a happy home on the shores of Lake Úlfljótsvatn. For more information on Althingi and its cultural significance, head here.

The program will consist of 5 different ‘villages’ (areas), each with a different theme. These villages will each have activities you can do with the international friends that you’ve made from your Patrol/Tribe.
Dragon – Change Through Art and Innovation
Eagle– Change Through Time
Giant – Change Through Body and Soul
Bull – Change through Environment
Yggdrasill (Tree of Life) – Change through Dialogue and Respect
There will also be night activities including cafés, live music, karaoke, discos and more.

For more info on Althingi   check out:
The Closing Ceremony of the 15th World Scout Moot 2017 will be held in the afternoon of August 2nd. Participants will travel to their next destination the following day.

Patrols and Tribes

Everyone on Moot will be part of a Patrol, and several patrols will camp together as a Tribe. Patrols and Tribes will consist of people with similar program interests. You will be able to get to know your patrol online before you arrive. After the opening ceremony you will meet your Patrol and depart for your expedition site.
Patrols will consist of 10 members from different countries (usually two from each). The patrol will be connected to other patrols and collectively called a Tribe. The Tribe’s main responsibility’s for certain housekeeping functions will be left to individual Patrols. The Patrols will also be overseen by two IST members, who will serve as mentors and consultants, just as your RA does for your crews in Australia. They will play an important role in the organisation of the Patrol, however key responsibility will be left to the participants.
Patrols will be formed in Autumn 2017, which will give you an opportunity to get to know your global companions before the Moot even starts.

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