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

The JOTA and JOTI are real jamborees during which Scouting experiences are exchanged and ideas shared. They happen over the third weekend in October each year and are worldwide events.

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 in a similar way to JOTA, but 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

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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