Cambridge District Scout Archive
The first World Scout Moot was in 1931 and following ones were held almost every four years until 1961. Originally the “World Rover Moot”, the Moot became World Moot Years between 1965 and 1982 with the aim of increasing the number of events and accessibility to Rovers. The World Scout Conference was restarted in 1985 decided to reinstate the World Scout Moot and, in 1993 decided to hold the Moot every four years.
The Cambridge attendance is not well recorded but as more information is located it will be added.
1931 World Rover Scout Moot Sweden 1st Moot
12 from the 12th, 4 from the 23rd, 2 and a Scouter from the 29th, 10 from the 60th
1935 World Rover Scout Moot 2nd Moot
A list of those attending by District does not give University Crew as categories. See also Structure/ University Scouting/ Voyage of the Monorel for story of Cambridge University Rovers. J C Cocks and D North of 60th Cambridge attended (from Leys archive).
County Magazine gives three Troops from the County: a University Crew with two from the Leys attached, a Newmarket Crew and a Cambridge Crew of ‘Willie, Stan, Harold, Pub and Bill’.
1939 World Rover Scout Moot 3rd Moot
2435 total UK attendance
1949 World Rover Scout Moot 4th Moot
The Service Patrol attached to the British HQ largely comprised Cambridge University Rovers. James Webber, Perry Roe, Brian Hawke, Tony Elliot are named.
1953 World Rover Scout Moot 5th Moot
Peter Studd, David Wilson, Derek Reid of Camb University were named members of the working party (other attendees not named)
1957 World Rover Scout Moot 6th Moot
1961 World Rover Scout Moot 7th Moot
No reports of Cambridge Scouts attending this Moot have survived. It cost £350.
1965/66 Moot Year
1969/70 Moot Year
1973/74 Moot Year
1977/78 Moot Year
1981/82 Moot Year
1990/91 World Rover Scout Moot 8th Moot
1992 World Rover Scout Moot 9th Moot
1996 World Rover Scout Moot 10th Moot
2000 World Rover Scout Moot 11th Moot
2004 World Rover Scout Moot 12th Moot
2008 World Rover Scout Moot 13th Moot
2010 World Rover Scout Moot 14th Moot
2013 World Rover Scout Moot 15th Moot
2017 World Rover Scout Moot 16th Moot
2021 World Rover Scout Moot 17th Moot
JWR Archivist June 2020