Re: Rover Moots?
Patrick LAM (plam@CS.MCGILL.CA)
Fri, 17 Oct 1997 22:56:39 -0400
On Thu, 16 Oct 1997, Turba, Thomas N wrote:
> Is anyone on the list very familiar with Rover Moots? I would like to
> know what activities normally go on, what experience youth going to such
> an event should have, what ages are best, and any other information that
> you think may be appropriate.
> I have had several youth 15 and older ask me about the upcoming Rover
> Moots in Costa Rica, Mexico, and Canada. These all seem to be close
> enough that they have an interest in them.
For those who aren't aware, there are several upcoming international
Rover moots. The Canadian National Rover Moot is happening Summer 1998
in Nova Scotia, and the World Rover Moot is in Summer of 2000 in Mexico.
The World moot will probably be open to all members of Scouting between
18 and 26, whether they be Rovers or young leaders. One purpose of a
Rover moot is to facilitate exchanges between young leaders in a context
while they aren't responsible for youth.
The Canadian moot is for youth 16-26.
As for the activities at the moots, I'll describe the activities at the
previous world moot in Sweden; these will probably be somewhat similar,
or maybe not. Last year, participants were divided into villages of 40
Rovers, each containing 5 patrols of 8. For the first 4 days of the moot
we went on an expedition with our village to some part of the Swedish
woods; it wouldn't be a 'high adventure' sort of thing, but more than
you'd get at a typical jamboree. Here you got to meet the people in your
village and to know them well.
Then we had a market day where each country prepared something, as well
as a pioneering day. There were also 4 days of moot activities: Forum
activities, Outdoors, Cultural and (something else). These were one-day
things that the participants got to choose. I worked on the moot
newspaper one day, went for a walk in the woods, did Forums on alcohol in
scouting / scouting in inner cities, etc.
There was also a Gilwell reunion, which was nifty, as well as other
It was a really fun event, and there was a definite lack of Americans; 3
in all. It would be nice to see more Americans in Mexico, especially
since you guys are right next door. The BSA didn't want to send a
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