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You can get a badge….!

There is a number of badges available to you on the JOTA-JOTI campsite. Where can you get them?

Visit the WOSM HQ: look for the World Scout Environment Programme and discover how to get your WSEP badge.

Visit the Global Development Village: look for the UN Challenge Badges and discover how you can earn them. Also try our Eco Challenge to get your electronic badge on the spot.

Visit the Museum: swap badges electronically with other Jamboree participants by SSTV over radio.

Visit the Scoutshop: you can order your JOTA-JOTI badge (and many other things) directly on-line here.

But first, come to the Main Gate and sign up for the largest youth event in the World. And get your Jamboree Handbook of course. Don’t miss it now; 4 more days to go and counting…..

 

 

Wow, where are they?

On the JOTA-JOTI Jamboree map we have used several photos of previous World Scout Jamborees. Can you find them all? In which campsite are they and from which World Jamboree?
Check out the site at www.jotajoti.info/jamboree-map and post your results on our facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/jota.joti.wosm

Is there some room left on the map?

The JOTA-JOTI Radio base is preparing for the contacts between Scouts world-wide during the upcoming JOTA-JOTI. And there are quite a lot of stations. Not only radio ones, but also many internet ones. So it will be quite a busy weekend.

The World Scout Bureau will activate its main amateur radio station 9M4S in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Most of the WSB Regional support Centres will also take part. The Europe Support Centre will be represented by LX9S from Luxemburg this year.

Yes, there is some space left for you on the map to put your JOTA-JOTI station. You can sign up at the Main Gate here: www.world-jotajoti.info/jamboree-map.

Be fast…we have issued thousands of Jamboree tickets already. Get yours and join in the Travel-Free Jamboree.

 

JOTA and YOTA……

Some 20,000 licensed amateur radio operators will put 12,000 radio stations on the air with state-of-the-art technology for the upcoming JOTA-JOTI event. This offers an excellent opportunity for young radio amateurs to inspire young Scouts with the charms of radio techniques. And for Scouts to share their world with radio amateurs of (nearly) their own age.

The World Organization of the Scout Movement (WOSM) and the International Amateur Radio Union (IARU) have taken an initiative to bring young radio operators and young Scouts together.

One of the main activities for Scouts in this year’s JOTA-JOTI is to exchange badges (as electronic pictures) via Slow Scan Tele Vision (SSTV). With the target to let them experience a different technique combined with a well-known Scout activity to swap badges. SSTV has become so much more accessible with a laptop or smartphone and some software, combining the radio and the digital world. It is in particular for this activity that young amateur radio operators can play an important role in making the connections and discovering the possibilities of SSTV.

So how do you do this? Read all the details here: Young amateurs and JOTA-JOTI 2018.

Team blog: game time….

Seriously? Is JOTA-JOTI about playing games on line?  Well, sometimes. In the form of a game, Scouts can experience new things in a playful and fun way. After all, BP had many educational games in his Scout programmes. So we followed in his footsteps and created a Game Zone. You find it in subcamp Antilope on the Jamboree map. Oh, right. You have not found the Jamboree map for JOTA-JOTI yet? Not to worry, it is here: www.world-jotajoti.info/jamboree-map .

So, what do I find in this game zone? First and foremost, our famous JamPuz game. More about that one in a later team blog. Then we have a completely new section with games from different regions around the globe. These are fun to discover other cultures. Try to taste a few of those, perhaps together with a Scout group from that particular region (over radio or internet connections).

Our specialty to challenge your Scouting skills, is the return of Sinbad. Scouts need orienteering skill with map and compass, extract important details from a story, use a radio and a smartphone together and decode a message. You will need all that you have available at a JOTA-JOTI weekend to help Sinbad find his lost items. Can you do that and crawl under the skin of special agent John Bont?

Check the Antilope subcamp on the camp and see if you dare take the challenge. Oh, by the way, you did get your Jamboree ticket, right? If not, quickly sign-up at the Main Gate on the map.

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