The City of Reykjavík announces support for the World Scout Moot 2017

Wednesday, 28. June 2017

The City of Reykjavik and The Icelandic Boy and Girl Scout Association have signed an agreement in regards to the World Scout Moot that will be held in Iceland from 25 July – 2 August.  This is by far the largest international event that the Icelandic Scout Movement has ever hosted.

  • Scouts preparing for marching.
    Scouts preparing for marching.
  • Hrönn Pétursdóttir, from World Scout Moot og Dagur B. Eggertsson mayor sign the agreement.
    Hrönn Pétursdóttir, from World Scout Moot og Dagur B. Eggertsson mayor sign the agreement.
  • Marching on Iceland's National day, 17th of June.
    Marching on Iceland's National day, 17th of June.

Dagur B. Eggertsson, Mayor of the City of Reykjavík, and Hrönn Pétursdóttir, the Manager of the World Scout Moot, signed the agreement.  The City of Reykjavík´s main support will be providing accommodation for participants and appropriate venues for various happenings - completely free of charge.  In return, the scouts will contribute to some communal and environmental projects during the event.

This will be the 15th World Scout Moot, and the fiDagur B. Eggertsson, Mayor of the City of Reykjavík, and Hrönn Pétursdóttir, the Manager of the World Scout Moot, signed the agreement.  The City of Reykjavík´s main support will be providing accommodation for participants and appropriate venues for various happenings - completely free of charge.  In return, the scouts will contribute to some communal and environmental projects during the event.

This will be the 15th World Scout Moot, and the first time for Iceland to host the event.  Over 5000 scouts from some 100 countries will take part.  Some 300 Icelandic scouts have been organizing the event since 2013.  The theme will be Change – Inspired by Iceland, and workshops will take place in Reykjavik and some 10 other locations around the country.rst time for Iceland to host the event.  Over 5000 scouts from some 100 countries will take part.  Some 300 Icelandic scouts have been organizing the event since 2013.  The theme will be Change – Inspired by Iceland, and workshops will take place in Reykjavik and some 10 other locations around the country.

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