In 2017 JOTA-JOTI took place on the 20th, 21st & 22nd October
JOTA celebrated its 60th anniversary and JOTI celebrated its 21st year.
Jamboree on the Air (JOTA) and Jamboree on the Internet (JOTI) is an annual event that occurs on the 3rd weekend in October each year. During this event up to 500,000 Scouts and Girl Guides from all over the world can make contact with each other by means of amateur radio or on the internet.
Jamboree on the Internet (JOTI) is safely accessed through the Scout-operated Internet chat rooms such as ScoutLink as well as Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, email, Skype, webpages and blogs and even Minecraft. Girl Guides can access JOTI within their Unit or State activities or on an individual basis.
JOTA with local HAM operator
JOTI using a projector
An essential place to visit when planning your JOTA-JOTI event is http://jotajoti.info
Register here to join the fun world wide.
Just starting out with Jamboree on the internet? Tried it before without too much success?
Check out these easy to follow instructions and great ideas – Girl Guides Join JOTI.
Not sure Jamboree on the Internet is for you? Check out what the Guides that gave it a go have to say.
Madison age 10 joined JOTI via Skype
“I talked to people on the other side of the world. I spoke to French Polynesia and Taiwan. The French Polynesia people sang a song to us. The Taiwan people showed us their uniform. The Taiwan uniform was blue. It was fun and I would do it again. I hope that next year I will not be so shy when I’m speaking to them.”
Holly age 13 also joined via Skype
I thought that it was a great experience being able to do JOTA-JOTI as I had never done it before. Some of the places I talked to were England (Leeds, London, Leicestershire where my Nan was born), USA (Lake Tahoe), Australia (Perth), Denmark, South Africa, Japan, Stewart Island NZ, Taiwan (Taipei), Pakistan (Karachi), Canada (Ontario), Sri Lanka, Indonesia, Mexico, Bangladesh (messaging) and Honduras. I liked being able to communicate with other people and I got to learn lots of different things about all of the different countries.
Your contacts for JOTA-JOTI
National JOTA/-JOTI Co – ordinator firstname.lastname@example.org
The State International Manager in your State
Pre-JOTA JOTI MeetingProgram Plan
Games and Activities
Have fun talking with Guides and Scouts across the world