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JOTA &JOTI - 15 October 2011

posted 3 Oct 2011, 08:46 by Carl Hickman

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 are shared. They happen over the same weekend in October every year and are worldwide events. During the weekend, sections normally participate for 48hrs or part thereof. 
The 2011 event is taking place from 15–16 October.

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 grasps the opportunity to discover the skills of wireless radio techniques and electronics, while 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 through the means of internet. Volunteer organisations like Scoutlink and Scoutnet provide the necessary technical support and server capacity.

Houghton-Le-Spring District Cubs, Scouts & Explorers

 will be connecting to JOTI from 
9.00am-3.30pm on Saturday 15th October 
1st Washington HQ

Glebe Crescent in Washington Village

How Do I Take Part?
Come along with your PC or laptop and using our broadband link we can connect you via wired or wireless network.
We will help all users to install the required software to get you started. If you can’t bring a laptop along, why not arrange to share one with another scout from your troop. Remember, there aren’t any ‘spare’ computers available

What Do I Need?
Wear casual clothes, but please bring a necker to identify which group you are from.
Lunch is not provided, so remember to bring a packed lunch or money for your dinner. (chippy maybe?) Don’t forget to bring your laptop or PC.

Need to know something email Carl Hickman (Assistant District Commissioner)