Mongolian Rover Moot
1-8 August, 2003
Forward Global Development
share the adventure of your life in Mongolia with young people from
all over the world! The 2nd Mongolian Rover Moot is offering you a unique
opportunity to make new friends from Mongolia and around the world,
in a setting that has no comparison.
the Mongolian nomadic way of life: trekking across boundless and endlessly
varying landscapes, sharing the traditional hospitality of the herders'
families, experiencing the vastness of this magnificent country, 'the
land of eternal blue skies'.
between Russia and China, Mongolia is a vast country with a variety
of landscapes from wide-open steppes, to snow-capped mountains, and
clear unspoiled lakes. Nomadic herders roam these landscapes as they
have done for generations and live in gers, the traditional white felt
tents unique to Mongolia. Only in Mongolia will you catch a glimpse
of a nomad galloping across the vast horizon, dressed in traditional
costume, his voice echoing across the hills in a song inspired by his
In the bustling city, Ulaanbaatar, Buddhist temples and gers lie within
the modern capital of what was once the world's greatest empire, created
by the formidable Chinggis Khan. Offering a variety of international
cuisine and entertainment, UB, as it known to travelers, provides a
lively and fascinating cultural experience.
Scout Association of Mongolia
Association of Mongolia was found in 1992. It became a member of the
World Organization of the Scout Movement in 1994. Activities of our
association have been expanding year by year and the number of youth
who would like to become Scouts is growing. At present, more than 9,000
members and 20,000 supporting children, youth and adults are involved.
Rovers are young people aged 17-25 years old. The Rover Scouts of Mongolia
are holding the 2nd Mongolian Rover Moot. The 11th Asia-Pacific / 1st
Mongolian Rover Moot took place in 1999 with the participation of 800
Rovers and adult leaders from 10 different countries and was a great
Rovers Forward Global Development
Dates: 1-8 August 2003
Venue: 'My camp', located 110km from Ulaanbaatar at the foot of a beautiful
larch and pine-covered mountain and surrounded by flower-strewn meadows,
ideal for exploring on foot or horseback. Alpine forests and unique
rock formations lying to the east of Ulaanbaatar provide a fascinating
landscape to enjoy and explore.
Participants: 600 youth are expected to join the Moot: 350 Mongolian
Rovers as well as over 150-200 youth from overseas.
Eligibility: All Rovers and young Scout leaders who are 18-25 years
of age and
members of WOSM and WAGGGS.
The cost is to cover food, activities, insurance and accommodation,
plus inland transportation by bus or train to the Rover Moot site.
Upon request, the Home Hospitality Programme will be offered to overseas
participants for a maximum of 3 days before or after the Rover Moot.
This will be a wonderful opportunity to experience the Mongolian way
of life and culture firsthand.
equipment: Participants are responsible for usual personal kits, including
sleeping bag, torch, personal toiletries, camera, rain wear, camping
and eating utensils, and other personal items. Items related to any
hobbies or interests that you may be able to share with others are
appreciated. Summer and sports clothing are suitable but some warmer
clothes should be included for evening activities and as a precaution.
Please include a group costume or shirt, which is unique to the nation
or representative of the organisation, as part of the International
activities at the Rover Moot. In August, it will rain much more than
July. So you will need to have rain gear, warm clothes and sport shoes.
rations will be provided to each patrol. Meat is found in all Mongolian
meals, usually with noodles, rice and soup. Please let us know if any
members of your contingent are vegetarians or have special dietary requirements
at your registration. We are fully able to cater for this at the camp.
The Scout Association of Mongolia will only provide kitchen tables,
chairs and wood for cooking on the gas stove. Participants are required
to bring their own tents and kitchen utensils.
of the Rover Moot
stay: Rovers will spend the night in the traditional Mongolian 'Ger'
to have a real experience of the nomadic way of living.
Festival: Rovers will take part in the three traditional Mongolian
sports: Wrestling, Archery and Horse racing.
craft workshops, sightseeing, sub-camp, night activities, disco, opening
and closing ceremonies, visits to nomadic families, horse and camel
riding, Mongolian National games, International days, exhibitions.
displays by participants and the 'Moot Cultural Night', where participants
will perform their own national songs and dances. (Participants are
requested to bring pictures, posters, flags, banners and souvenirs
that show their culture and history. For the Moot Show, participants
are asked to prepare a traditional song or dance, or a sketch from
- A Youth
forum for the exchange of ideas and experiences of problems which
young people face today.
Global Development Village, unique to Scouting and found throughout
the World at Jamborees, Rover Moots and regional camps. It allows
participants to become active members of the global community through
various exhibits, games, arts and crafts, audio-visual displays, discussions,
opportunity to make new friends
adventures and surprises every day
to provide everyone with as much opportunity as possible to meet people
from other cultures and from the local community, as well as to enable
them to participate in interesting and stimulating activities.
in the Moot will be an unforgettable experience!
to Mongolian culture and traditions, including:
See nomadic life in action.
Visit an exhibition of Mongolian history, customs, dress and religion.
Play traditional sports and games.
Taste of national food (milk and milk products made by nomadic families
- find out how strongly flavoured and nutritious they are!)
Witness rare throat singing and other traditional music.
Watch the national music concert by the Mongolian Youth Delegation.
Exhibitions on all participating countries.
Group presentations about native countries, including national dress,
traditions and customs.
Interactive group activities, such as games from each country
Unity Concert: a festive show with international music and dance
Demonstration of the three 'manly' games - wrestling, archery, and
Experience of the Mongolian ger and the traditional hospitality of
the nomads, sharing airag (fermented mare's milk), and other traditional
products with your host family .
Mongolian friendship evening.
Preparation for countryside tour
Opening and Closing ceremony
Group time, clean-up and farewells
Bonfire and disco
- There are no shower facilities or televisions and no access to the
Internet. People come to Mongolia to enjoy the nature and escape from
the noise of urban areas.
- Can you cook? You have to cook for yourselves.
- You are Rovers so can you sing and dance…?
- If you think you can meet the challenge, you are welcome to the Mongolian
2nd Rover Moot.
Daily temperatures are generally warm and without humidity because of
mountain breezes. Temperatures during the time of your stay will range
28-32°C during the day and 14-18°C at night. Mongolia has a sharp
continental climate. The Moot camp is located in the mountainous area.
weather can be quite cool and the temperature goes up and down sharply.
could vary from +15 to+ 25 during daytime and from +5 to +10 at night.
the camp takes place during the rainy season, protective wet-weather
1st option: Airport - Ulaanbaatar - Rover Moot site - 120km (by bus
or by train)
2nd option: Railway station - Ulaanbaatar - Rover Moot site - 120km
(by bus or by train)
3rd option: Ulaanbaatar (downtown) - Rover Moot site - 110 kms (by bus
or by train)
All participants should obtain an entry visa before traveling to Mongolia
from the Mongolian Embassy or Consulate in most capital cities. Visas
may also be obtained upon arrival at the Mongolian border or international
airport. If you are unable to locate an embassy, please let us know.
For those who would like time to explore Mongolia further either before
or after the Rover Moot, excursions and activities can be arranged for
your group by a leading company in youth travel services in Mongolia,
'SSS Travel'. Please contact us for more information or to make any
inquiries you may have regarding travel in Mongolia. Please see the
say there are no adventures anymore. We say there is Mongolia.
Living by the nomadic way of life is always an adventure.
every real young Rover who wants to have adventure and FUN.
2nd MONGOLIAN ROVER MOOT
P.O.Box # 43