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Jamboree on the Air (JOTA) and Jamboree on the Internet (JOTI)

Jamboree on the Air and Jamboree on the Internet (JOTA JOTI) are real jamborees during which Scouting experiences are exchanged and ideas shared using radios, phones, chat rooms and skype.

JOTA JOTI happens every year over the third weekend in October and Scouts all over the world join in.

Jamboree on the Air (JOTA)

The Jamboree on the Air is an annual event in which half a million Scouts and Guides all over the world make contact with each other by means of amateur radio. Short-wave radio signals carry their voices to virtually any corner of the world.

The use of amateur radio means that many Scouts get the opportunity to discover the skills of wireless radio techniques and electronics. JOTA is also the only event that offers each individual Scout the opportunity to speak to other Scouts across the world. In 2018, JOTA will take place from 19 to 21 October 2018. This will be the 61st event.

You can register to take part or find out more information by emailing jota@scouts.org.uk

Jamboree on the Internet (JOTI)

Jamboree on the Internet connects Scouts across the world using the internet. Volunteer organisations like Scoutlink and Scoutnet provide the necessary technical support and server capacity. In 2018, JOTI will take place from 19 to 21 October 2018. This will be the 22nd event.

For more information about JOTA-JOTI please visit the WOSM Event page.

Please follow the UK JOTA-JOTI Facebook page for information about the event in the UK or email joti@scouts.org.uk.

Participate in JOTA-JOTI with Scout Adventures

To find out about opportunities to participate in JOTA-JOTI with Scout Adventure Centres, go to jotajoti.scouts.org.uk

Badge links:
There are lots of ways that JOTA JOTI can be used to support your programme and is a great opportunity for young people to speak to other Scouts, to learn about another country or a global issue first-hand, and it's also a chance for them to develop their communication skills.

By taking part, young people will be working towards the badges starred below, and with a little bit of planning, they could also use it to towards any of the other badges listed.

Beavers
International Activity Badge
Community Impact Staged Activity Badge
Cubs
Communicator Activity Badge*
Community Impact Staged Activity Badge
Global Issues Activity Badge
International Activity Badge
Our World Challenge Award
Scouts
Communicator Activity Badge
Community Impact Staged Activity Badge
Global Issues Activity Badge
International Activity Badge*
World Challenge Award
Explorers
Community Impact Staged Activity Badge
Global Issues Activity Badge
International Activity Badge*

You can also order JOTA-JOTI badges from Scout Store, to recognise young people’s participation in the event.

Support resources:

We have a range of resources to support JOTA and JOTI

How to get involved

Online safety advice for leaders and resources for leaders

JOTI quiz sheet and answers

Online safety poster

JOTA/JOTI Million hands activity

Reviewed: 17/05/2018

 

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