The JOTA is an annual event in which Scouts and Guides all over the world make contacts with each other by means of amateur radio. Short-wave radio signals carry their voices to virtually any corner of the world. It’s the shear excitement of having a live conversation with a fellow Scout or Guide at some other place in the world that attracts so many youngsters to this event. JOTA is a real Jamboree during which Scouting experiences are exchanged and ideas are shared.
The use of amateur-radio techniques offers an extra educational dimension for Scouts. Many grasp the opportunity to discover the world of wireless radio techniques and electronics. Thousands of volunteer radio amateurs assist the Scouts over the JOTA weekend with their knowledge, equipment and enthusiasm.
Both JOTA and Jamboree on the Internet are WOSM events to which members of the World Association of Girl Guides and Girl Scouts (WAGGGS) are kindly invited to take part and enjoy the international atmosphere together with the Scouts.
The JOTA-JOTI is the only event offering to each individual Scout the experience that he or she really belongs to a worldwide Movement.
WOSM is pleased to announce “Let’s share!” as the theme for JOTA-JOTI 2013….
· Let’s share the simple things that we do with our own Scout groups and patrols on a
weekly basis through video, photographs and communicating with one another!
· Let’s share what we do for our communities as Scouts and Messengers of Peace,
inspiring one another’s future action!
· Let’s share ideas, skills, games, activities, programmes, songs and let’s learn new
things from our brother and sister Scouts around the world!
· Let’s share the spirit of Scouting all around the world and let’s involve everyone in the
fun and friendship of JOTA-JOTI, the Scout Movement’s biggest annual event!