New dates and participant eligibility for the 16th World Scout Moot in Ireland

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Global Support Centre, Kuala Lumpur from Worldwide

Dear friends,

As announced in Circular Nº 22/2020, the World Scout Committee (WSC) in consultation with the Host (Scouting Ireland), made the decision to postpone the 16th World Scout Moot which was originally scheduled to take place from 19 to 29 July 2021.  

Since this time, the World Scout Bureau has worked closely with the Host to establish new event dates and revised age ranges for eligibility to participate in the event. In the process of establishing the new dates, the Host also worked closely with its local government to secure the original venue again.

The WSC has since reviewed the recommendation of the Host and approved the following:

•    The new dates for the 16th World Scout Moot will be from 18 to 28 July 2022.  
•    Participants will be required to be born on or between 19 July 1995 and 18 July 2004. 
•    International Service Team (IST) members will be required to be born before 19 July 1995.

The revised age ranges are in keeping with the spirit of Scouting to allow participants who were eligible for the 2021 dates to also be eligible to attend in 2022. This means that participants who are from 18 to 26 years of age at the time of the event are eligible to participate. The revised eligibility for International Service Team (IST) members is from 27 years of age or older at the time of the event. This is due to the exceptional circumstances of the postponement and will not set a precedent for future World Scout Moots.

More information about the event as it becomes available will be communicated by the Host directly to National Scout Organizations and via the event website at

If you have any specific questions with regards to the new dates and eligibility to participate set for the 16th World Scout Moot, please contact Jacob Murray, Director, World Events at the World Scout Bureau at or Colm Kavanagh, Director of the 16th World Scout Moot at


Yours in Scouting,

Ahmad Alhendawi
Secretary General
World Organization of the Scout Movement

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