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Logo for the 20th Australian Rover Moot

Australian Rover Moots are the major national event run by Australian Rovers.

What is a Moot?

A Moot is a gathering of Rovers. The name was suggested by Robert Baden-Powell, the founder of Scouting in a letter to Percy Bantock Nevill who was charged with co-ordinating a gathering of Rovers at Royal Albert Hall, London in 1926. The word "Moot" is in fact an Old English word meaning assembly or gathering. The first World Rover Moot was held in 1931 at Kandersteg, Switzerland.

Australian National Rover Moots

Australian national Rover Moots are held every three years, typically lasting from 9 to 11 days each, and are run by each state - on a rotating basis. Past Australian Rover Moots (including Moots that have also held status as Asia-Pacific Region Moots) include:

List of Australian Rover Moots

Date Title Location Notes
December, 1951 - January, 1952

Jubilee Moot

(1st Australian Rover Moot)

Oatley Park, Sydney (NSW)
December, 1957 - January, 1958 2nd Australian Rover Moot Warburton (VIC)
December, 1959 - January, 1960 3rd Australian Rover Moot Barney Gorge (QLD)
December, 1969 - January, 1970 4th Australian Rover Moot Springbrook/Lamington (QLD)
December, 1971 - January, 1972 5th Australian Rover Moot Perth (WA)
December, 1974 - January, 1975 6th Australian Rover Moot Sydney (NSW)
December, 1977 - January, 1978

It's a Moot Point

(7th Australian Rover Moot)

Yabamac (VIC) 1st Asia-Pacific Rover Moot
December, 1980 - January, 1981 8th Australian Rover Moot Baden Powell Park, Samford (QLD) 2nd Asia-Pacific Rover Moot
December, 1983 - January, 1984 9th Australian Rover Moot Gowrie Park (TAS) 4th Asia-Pacific Rover Moot
December, 1986 - January, 1987

Bound for South Australia

(10th Australian Rover Moot)

Woodhouse (SA) World Invitational
December 1989 - January 1990

Get caught in the ACT

(11th Australian Rover Moot)

Camp Cotter, Canberra (ACT) 6th Asia-Pacific Rover Moot
December, 1992 - January, 1993

Go West and Discover

(12th Australian Rover Moot)

Woodman Point, Perth (WA) 7th Asia-Pacific Rover Moot
December, 1995 - January, 1996

the aNSWer

(13th Australian Rover Moot)

Cataract Scout Park, Sydney (NSW) 8th Asia-Pacific Rover Moot
December, 1998 - January, 1999

YeaMoot

(14th Australian Rover Moot)

Mafeking Rover Park, Yea (VIC) 10th Asia-Pacific Rover Moot
December, 2001 - January, 2002 15th Australian Rover Moot Landsborough (QLD) 12th Asia-Pacific Rover Moot
December, 2004 - January, 2005 <p>Tassiemoot

(16th Australian Rover Moot)

Lake Barrington (TAS)
December, 2007 - January, 2008

Aussiemoot

(17th Australian Rover Moot)

Cataract Park (NSW)
December, 2010 - January, 2011

Ozmoot

(18th Australian Rover Moot)

Woodhouse (SA)
December, 2013 - January, 2014

WAM

(19th Australian Rover Moot)

Western Australia
December, 2016 - January, 2017

The Moot

(20th Australian Rover Moot)

Mafeking Rover Park, Yea (VIC)
December, 2019 - January, 2020

CBR Moot

(21st Australian Rover Moot)

Canberra (ACT) CBR is the abbreviation of Canberra and also stands for 'Creating Better Rovers'.

Eastman Trophy

The Eastman Trophy, though often referred to as the Eastman Shield, is a State versus State competition which is run at each National Moot. The Trophy was presented by the Eastman Rover Crew from New Zealand, Palmerston North, New Zealand, in January 1978

Year Location Winner
1983-19849th Australian Rover MootQueensland
1986-1987

Bound for South Australia

(10th Australian Rover Moot)

Sweden
1989-1991

Get caught in the ACT

(11th Australian Rover Moot)

Rest of the World
1998-199914th Australian Rover MootDutch
2001-200215th Australian Rover MootWestern Australia
2004-2005

Tassiemoot

(16th Australian Rover Moot)

Tasmania
2007-2008

Endless Opportunities

(17th Australian Rover Moot)

Western Australia
2010-2011

Ozmoot

(18th Australian Rover Moot)

Western Australia
2013-2014

WAM

(19th Australian Rover Moot)

Western Australia
2016-2017

The Moot

(20th Australian Rover Moot)

Western Australia
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