Norfolk Scouts are really delighted that four of our members will be attending the 15th World Scout Moot, in Iceland between 25 July and 2 August 2017
Ashley Thorne, Ben Schofield, Luke Kittridge and Matt Wickens will be joining up to 5,000 other Scouts and Guides from around the world.
The Moot program will start with an opening ceremony in Reykjavík on 25 July and participants will have the opportunity to explore the capital city.
Everyone will then be transported to one of the ten camps where they will spend the next four days. The camps will be in different locations in Iceland, with each offering different program elements. These vary from community, nature, adventure and environment.
Ashley, who is a Cub Leader from Thetford said “Scouting has given me so many fantastic opportunities in my life and another one being able to attend the 15th World Scout Moot in Iceland next week. This is my first international camp and I can’t wait to see Scouts from all over the world, I’m looking forward to the challenge and making new friends”
On 29 July, all the participants will be transported to the Úlfljótsvatn Scout Centre for the third part of the Moot, which is called Althingi.
The program at Althingi will include outdoor activities, workshops, roundtable discussions, challenges, campfires, diverse cultural activities and getting to know fellow Scouts and Guides from across the world!
“I am looking forward to the Icelandic scenery and meeting Scouts from all over the world as this will be my first international Scouting event. I’m hoping to bring international experiences to my role as a leader and inspire young people to stay in Scouting becoming an adult leader.” commented Luke, who is an Explorer Scout Leader and Scout Leader from 33rd Norwich.
Asked what he was looking forward to most about the Moot, Matt, Scout Leader from Martham said “At what other event outside Scouting could you meet people of a similar age from 105 different countries! It’s this sheer diversity, in the patrol of 10 that I’ll be living with, 7 countries alone are represented, from Uruguayans to Lebanese. Experiencing our different cultural evolutions and having to cherish our similarities will be most fascinating and what I look forward to the most.”
If you would like to find out more about Moot, visit their website, our come to our County AGM on Tuesday 5 September from 6:30pm at Dereham Northgate High School, where our Moot participants will be sharing their adventures with us!