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Iceland Adventure For Bath Scouts

16 August 2017

Leaders from across Bath attended the 15th World Scout Moot at the Icelandic National Scout Centre on the banks of Lake Ulfljotsvatnm, along with Scouts from 80 other countries.

Before travelling to the main Moot site the Leaders spent time hiking through the Icelandic landscape, visiting Hólaskjól, an oasis in the wilderness in the south of Iceland close to the Lakagigar volcano, as well as visits to the Viking Museum, Geothermal Spas and going whale watching.

Many of the Scouts visited Geysir and the stunning waterfalls of Gullfoss, all remarked on the breath taking scenery and the amazing wildlife and hot springs seen all over the island.

The Moot was for 18-25 year olds and two of the Leaders were part of the International Staff Team supporting the participants. They joined a 500-strong group of British Scouts and Guides adding to the 5,000 participants at the Iceland Moot. Together they spent nine days having fun and adventures, learning new skills and discovering different cultures.

The key element of the Moot enjoyed by all participants was the mini expedition. Scouts were spread out over eleven centers across the breathtaking Icelandic landscape, chosen to provide excellent camping facilities in spectacular surroundings.

Ethan a Leader from Bathampton said: “Spending a week with fellow Scouts from across the world was the most amazing experience. We climbed volcanoes, swam in glacial rivers, stayed up cooking with the midnight sun, and made memories with some amazing new friends”.

The Iceland Moot is just one of the many adventures open to young people and adults in Scouting. For more information on joining them on more adventure get in touch here.