Luton Jamboree On The Air (JOTA) And Jamboree On The Internet (JOTI) 2019

Date: 19th October 2019 Location: Ross Park District HQ. Applecroft Rd. Luton LU2 8BD

Locations: Ross Park District HQ. Applecroft Rd. Luton LU2 8BD Dates: 19th and 20th October 2019

Call Sign GB0LS

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.

We will be running a Jamboree on the Air (JOTA) and Jamboree on the Internet (JOTI) event at Falkes District Headquarters, Ross Park Scout, Applecroft Rd, Luton, LU2 8BD from Saturday morning until mid afternoon on Sunday 19th – 20th October. The event is open to all groups in the town.

We have just had the 2019 World Scout Jamboree and although it was a huge event, only a small proportion of scouts from around the world got the chance to attend this international event. JOTA was started in 1957 after the Jamboree at Sutton Park in the UK to allow more scouts to experience international scouting. The purpose of JOTA is for scouts around the world to speak to each other using two way amateur radio systems to achieve this. Similarly JOTI enables conversations through moderated internet chat rooms.
Beaver Colonies, Cub Packs, Scout Troops and Explorer Units are welcome to join us for a 1 – 1½ hour session over the weekend, youngsters should be accompanied by suitable adults. Groups will be responsible for their own In Touch details and adult/child ratios. Sessions will start from 10:00am each day.
We hope that each visiting youngster will have the opportunity to speak to at least one Scout Radio Station and JOTI group somewhere in the UK or overseas. Each will receive a participation certificate.
This is an international event organised by the World Organisation of the Scout Movement and regularly has over 1 million participants in most countries around the world. During the weekend we aim to speak to Scouts in every European country and hopefully much further afield too.
• For Beavers this contributes to the Communicator Activity badge (clauses 4 &5)
• For Cubs this contributes to the Communicator Activity badge (clause 5 take part in JOTI & pass a message using amateur radio).
• For Scouts this contributes to the World Challenge (clause 8) and the Communicator Activity badge.
• For Explorers this contributes to the Science and Technology Activity Badge.
There is a badge available from scout shop that participants can wear on their uniform for 3 months. See https://shop.scouts.org.uk/new-arrivals/jota-joti-woven-badge-2019
For more information or to book your slot please contact
Brendan Owen (Tel 01582 451443 email brendan.owen@ntlworld.com) with an indication of your preferred time and the likely number of participants.

The purpose of JOTA is for scouts around the world to speak to each other using two way amateur radio systems to achieve this. Similarly JOTI enables conversations through moderated internet chat rooms. We have a record size contingent from Luton attending the World Scout Jamboree in 2019, but this is still only a small proportion of our membership. JOTA & JOTI gives everyone the chance to participate in an international Jamboree.

Beaver Colonies, Cub Packs, Scout Troops and Explorer Units are welcome to join us for a 1 – 1½ hour session over the weekend, youngsters should be accompanied by suitable adults. Groups will be responsible for their own In Touch details and adult/child ratios. Sessions will start from 14:00 on Saturday and 10:00 on Sunday..

We hope that each visiting youngster will have the opportunity to speak to at least one Scout Radio Station and JOTI group somewhere in the UK or overseas. Each will receive a participation certificate. The badge above is also available from Scout Shop for participants to wear on their uniform.

This is an international event organised by the World Organisation of the Scout Movement and regularly has over 1 million participants in most countries around the world. During the weekend we aim to speak to Scouts in every European country and hopefully much further afield too.
For Beavers this contributes to the Communicator Activity badge (clauses 4 &5) and could also contribute to activities for My World (another country)
For Cubs this contributes to two parts of the Communicator Activity badge (clause 5 take part in JOTI & pass a message using amateur radio).
For Scouts this contributes to the World Challenge (clause 8) and the Communicator Activity badge.
For Explorers this contributes to the Science and Technology Activity Badge.
For more information or to book your slot please contact
Brendan Owen (Tel 451443 email brendan.owen@ntlworld.com) with an indication of your preferred time and the likely number of participants.

Jamboree on the Air (JOTA), Call Sigh GB0LS
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.

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.
JOTA-JOTI is the largest Scouting event in the world with over 1 million Scouts participating across 150+ countries. Scouts and Guides across the world connect with each other during JOTA-JOTI using the airwaves and the internet.

Put your phone down and what are you left with? Just teamwork, courage and the skills to succeed.’
Bear Grylls, Chief Scout Bear Grylls