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14th World Scout Moot Canada 2013 - GDV kickoff and Contingent Leaders Meetings

21st Oct 2012

The 14th World Scout Moot will take place in Canada from 8 to 18 August 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. At the end of September, Contingent Leaders from various countries gathered in Canada to learn more about the preparations for the Moot. 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 5000 participants from over 100 countries.

Global Development Village Kickoff Meeting in New York
The Moot organisers and the World Scout Bureau jointly hosted a kickoff meeting on 17 September for all partner organisations of World Scouting, especially those based in New York and nearby areas, in order to share information about the plans and preparations for the Global Development Village of the Moot. Over 20 partner organisations and UN Agencies were present at this meeting, the first of its kind organised in New York by World Scouting. 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.

Contingent Leaders Meeting - Picking up Momentum in Canada!
Preparations for the 14th World Scout Moot Canada 2013 has moved to the next level with the arrival of 33 representatives from 25 countries for the Contingent Leaders Meeting in Ottawa, held from 20 to 23 September 2012. Arriving from Europe, Latin America, Africa and Asia, the Contingent Leaders came to Canada, to get all the information and tools they needed, not only to help organise their national contingents in the coming months, but also to have first hand experience of some of the activities that will be offered during the World Scout Moot next year.