Moot Buddies

Moot Buddies is a financial assistance program, run by the National Rover Council to provide help to Rover Scouts who under other circumstances would not be able to attend a National Rover Moot due to financial restrictions.


Applications for Moot Buddies for Apple Isle Moot 2023 are now open, and close on 1 June 2022.

Click the button below to apply. 

The Moot Buddies Scheme is only available to Australian Rover Scouts. International applicants may refer to the Scouts Australia International Office for other funding opportunities.


  1. The applicant is a current registered & financial Australian Rover Scout within their Branch. 
  2. The applicant must have submitted an application to attend the National Moot
  3. The applicant must be attending the National Moot in a participant capacity
  4. The applicant must have paid the deposit in full set out by the National Moot Organising Team by the Moot Buddies application closing date
  5. The applicant must select expeditions in the lowest third price range
  6. The applicant must have their Moot Buddies Application endorsed by their Unit Leader
  7. The applicant must not have previously been funded through the Moot Buddie Scheme.


  1. The extent that the applicant is actively involved in their Rover Units program.
  2. Their contribution to the community (either inside or outside of scouting) the applicant has made in the last 12 months.
  3. The level of fundraising the applicant have done towards attending the National Moot
  4. The degree of financial hardship the applicant would face in attending the National Moot if supported through the Moot Buddies Scheme.


  1. Apply for attendance at the next Moot and receive a Moot Registration Number
  2. Complete a Moot Buddies Application Form.
  3. Discuss with your Unit Leader or Rover Adviser and ask them to be a reference.
  4. Application is submitted to the NRC Vice Chair. 

Within three months after each National Moot the following Report will be tabled at an NRC meeting and circulated to each BRC:

  1. A report on the Moot Buddies program; and
  2. A spreadsheet containing the data in table “Moot Buddies Data”.

The NRC Executive is responsible for preparing and tabling the above. No personal identifiable information may be published.


National Breakdown 

  • Total number of applicants 
  • Number of successful applicants 
  • Total monetary value awarded 
  • Median monetary value awarded 
  • The age distribution of applicants  

Branch-by-Branch breakdown 

  • Total number of applicants 
  • Number of successful applicants 
  • Total monetary value awarded 
  • Median monetary value awarded