A ‘moot’ is a gathering of Rovers. The term was first coined by Lord Robert Baden-Powell, in a letter to Percy Bantock Nevill who organised the first Moot, held in London back in 1926. The word ‘moot’ is an Old English word meaning assembly or gathering.
The National Moot is the Rover sections premier event, held annually over Easter weekend, each event is situated in a different part of the country. Thr programme is organised around the three tenets of rovering: service, social and self-development. So you can expect moot to be an action-packed, fun-filled adventure. Typical activities include:
Service project – take part in an amazing community project.
Tour day – spend the day off-site on one of a number of adventurous tours with which to challenge yourself; or take it easy and spend the day on a relaxing tour instead.
Costume parties – Each night there is a themed costume party with live bands, DJs or other entertainment.
Shooting Trophy – Spend the afternoon at different bases, completing interesting challenges and fun games, as you compete for the prestigious Shooting Trophy.
Sporting events – Compete in some sporting events including a cross-country and a tug-o war.