Frequently asked question about the Moot
Will I know who is in my patrol before I get to Kenya for the Moot?
The organizers of the 1st African Rover Moot will be responsible for the allocation of participants to patrols, mixing Scouts from around the world together. We believe you’ll know who is in your patrol before the event and possibly be able to communicate digitally before you head to Kenya.
For previous Moots, participants have been able to pick a ‘buddy’ to be in the same patrol with. We anticipate this will be the same case for Kenya, but we’re waiting to hear exact arrangements for 2023 from the organizers before fully confirming
Hello, how can I let you know about my additional needs?
When you complete your registration you’ll be asked to let us know of any additional needs or requirements. Please complete this with as much detail as you can. One of our team will then be in touch with next steps over the coming months.
How accessible is the site?
The Rowallan Scout Camp site in Nairobi Kenya easily accessible from the airport. In terms of the trails, we will work with the organizers to ensure all accessible needs are met. Make sure you’ve let us know about any needs through your registration.
Will COVID-19 vaccination be a requirement for participation?
Participants, as International Service Team (IST) over the age of 18 years are required to provide proof of vaccination or a negative COVID-19 test conducted at least 72 hours prior to travel to Kenya. Passengers who are not fully vaccinated and travelling on the basis of a negative test will also be subject to a Rapid Antigen Test upon arrival at their own cost.
Participants who have recovered from COVID-19 in the last 90 days must provide a letter from a medical practitioner confirming recovery from COVID-19 and a negative COVID-19 PCR test (taken within 72 hours of departure to Kenya).
However, this is under constant review by the organizers and may change – particularly if Kenyan government travel guidelines change.
Will there be a world scout youth forum like in some of the moots done before?
The exact programme hasn’t been confirmed by the organizers just yet, but we would think so yes.
Will there be a way to arrange tent sharing?
Yes, but this will be nearer the time of the Moot.
Will we get the post code of the site if we are traveling on our own?
Yes, we’ll communicate details about exact entry points nearer the time.
For my travel selection, can I change my mind once I know more?
Yes, the travel option on your registration is just to give us a rough idea of how many people may want to take up that add-on. You can change your mind up to the add-on deposits. We hope to provide more information on travel logistics before that point.
Where in Kenya does the Moot take place?
Good question! At the moment we know the Opening Ceremony will take place in Rowallan Scouts Camp in Nairobi Kenya. Participants will spend five days on expedition centers all across the Kenyan countryside, exploring the community, culture, adventure and nature. There will be four expedition centers to choose between, across Kenya.
After that, all participants will come together at the Base Camp at Rowallan Scouts Camp for five more days of activity and programme.
Who can go to the Moot?
Members of The Scouts aged between 18 and 26 can attend as participants. This means participants will have been born on or between 15th April 1996 and 14th April 2005. A hard working squad of Scouts aged 27 and over (born on or before 15th April 1995) will also attend as ISTs (International Service Staff) to make the event a success.
How much will the Moot cost?
Participants from East Africa will pay a participation fee of USD 100, while those from the rest of Africa and the rest of the world will pay USD 160 and USD 200 respectively. Members of the International Service Team and Contingent staff from East Africa will pay USD 70 while those from other African countries and the rest of the world will pay USD 100 and USD 150 respectively.
For more information, check the pages of our website
Do I need a passport?
Yes, we are advising all members of the contingent to travel using a passport. You need to make sure there is at least six months left on your passport at the point of travel to the Moot. It takes around three weeks to renew or replace a passport online, however it may take longer for a first adult passport.
Which camping gears do I need?
We will be providing a full pack list closer to the event, but some essential items to start thinking about are a rucksack to carry all your things including, a tent/sleeping bag and roll mat and waterproof clothing and any other personal camping gear.
Hi, is this event open for other Rovers from other Scout Regions?
Yes, it is open to Scouts from all NSOs that are members of WOSM