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Jamboree on the Air & Internet
October 18 @ 8:00 pm - October 20 @ 4:00 pm
JOTA/JOTI is the largest Scouting event in the world with 1.8 million Scouts participating across 150+ countries. Scouts and Guides communicate with each other over the weekend using radio and internet technology.
During the course, you’ll communicate over Amateur radio with Scouts and Guides across Europe, and as far afield as our antennas can manage, as well as learning about the different modes of radio communication available today. As well as radio we’ll use Scoutlink, Skype, and the JOTI digital campfire to talk to Scouts much further afield.
At the end of the weekend you’ll have completed your Communicator badge as well as gaining the JOTA/JOTA participant badge. Booking details are available here
Report on our 2018 weekend:
Jamboree on the Air (JOTA) and Jamboree on the Internet (JOTI) is an official event of the World Organisation of the Scout Movement. Every year Scouts, Guides and Girl Scouts are invited to enable and encourage young people to communicate with one another by the means of amatuer radio and the internet, providing a fun and educational Scouting experience and promoting their sense of belonging to a worldwide Scout and Guide Movement.
We had 7 young people join us for the weekends course in which as well as taking part in JOTA-JOTI they would also earn their communicator badge. We ran a number of activities on Internet safety, how radios work, effective communication and various games and challenges. We made contacts around the world during the weekend including as far as Australia via the internet, and Paris using the radio.
As well as the very popular games of werewolf on Scoutlink, our giant box of lego proved very popular on the breaks away from the screens.
At the end of the weekend all the young people were presented with their communicator badges as well as their 2018 JOTA-JOTI badge.
The map shows all the contacts made over the weekend.
David J. Lodwig (M0VDL) Group Scout Leader, Eastcombe Scout & Guide Groupt on our JOTI Weekend in 2018: