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The purpose of JOTA-JOTI is to enable and encourage Scouts around the world to communicate with one another by means of amateur radio and the internet, providing a fun and educational Scouting experience and promoting their sense of belonging to a worldwide Scout Movement over 150+ Countries.
At world level, JOTA-JOTI is co-ordinated by the World JOTA-JOTI Team (WJJT), led by a World JOTA-JOTI Co-ordinator (WJJC). The WJJT reports to the World Scout Committee and is supported by the World Scout Bureau.
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.
60th Jamboree on the Air (JOTA), 20-22 October 2017
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.
21st Jamboree on the Internet (JOTI), 20-22 October 2017
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.
For more information about JOTA-JOTI please visit our HQ website at http://members.scouts.org.uk/jotajoti
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