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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.

CQ….CQ….

All you ever wanted to know about the Jamboree On The Air (JOTA) is now one mouse click away…

On the occasion of the 60th JOTA, the story of the JOTA has been updated. With new “old” materials that surfaced from archives.

Discover how the largest annual youth and amateur-radio event on earth started with a coffee meeting in a snack bar. How a visionary Scout leader carried the idea forward and the world embraced it.

And what about those radio waves that connect World Jamborees to the world, ever since 1957? Well no, that appeared to start 10 years earlier, in 1947. One of several new facts that seem almost forgotten, now surface in the new edition of “CQ Jamboree”.

Don’t miss it. Get your full-colour printed copy by following the link below. The printer service offers free shipping cost world-wide now. Use the reduction code “ONESHIP” (valid up to 6 September 2018).

http://www.lulu.com/spotlight/CQ_Jamboree

In case you want copies for your entire group or district, use the code “FTW18”; it will give you an additional 10% reduction for 15 copies or more.

New activity areas and subcamps are open!

We have opened up several new areas on the JOTA-JOTI campsite. Most of them are not completely finished yet but you can already have a look at what is coming to you next October.
Notably at the Global Development Village: it has all the materials for the 2018 theme “Life on Land”. And there is the ECO badge challenge there in the making. Check it out!
Have you signed up yet for the 2018 JOTA-JOTI? No? Then quickly go to the Main Gate on the Jamboree map: www.jotajoti.info/jamboree-map.

2018 JOTA-JOTI Theme

Life on Land — United Nations Sustainable Development Goal 15

Protect, restore, and promote sustainable use of terrestrial ecosystems, sustainably manage forests, combat desertification, and halt and reverse land degradation and halt biodiversity loss

In 2008 the World Organization of the Scout Movement (WOSM) launched the World Scout Environment Programme. Since that time Scouts across the world have completed thousands of environment related projects and earned the World Scout Environment Badge.

Ten years later, at the 9th session of the World Urban Forum in Kuala Lumpur, WOSM and UN Environment renewed their partnership. WOSM’s Secretary General, Ahmed Alhendawi stated:

World Scouting’s focus on the environment not only reflects the Movement’s own values and its goal of creating active citizens, but also its commitment to the Sustainable Development Goals, and to strengthening our World Scout Environment Programme to create a bigger impact.

That commitment was also a focus at the 41st World Scout Conference in Baku in August 2017. Isabelle Deufresne Lienar, National Youth Coordinator from Canada, said:

SDGs are intrinsically linked to all the values of Scouting, maybe the mission, the promise, maybe the things we say everyday, what we do – Creating a better world! A better world is a world where the SDGs are attained. So, if we want to contribute to that, we already have the end of the equation, we just have to create everything before the equation that needs to be there in order to create a better world.

Global Citizenship and Sustainable Development

Sustainable development is defined as “development that meets the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs.”

With the background above and WOSM’s enduring commitment it is only natural that Jamboree on the Air – Jamboree on the Internet, the world’s largest Scouting event, would focus on the Sustainable Development Goals and support the movement to build global citizens.

Whilst JOTA-JOTI is primarily a weekend conversation between Scouts, the activities and projects initiated during that weekend, can launch on-going efforts and serve to develop all aspects for global citizenship among Scouts.

JOTA-JOTI 2018 Theme

The JOTA-JOTI selected theme for 2018 is Life on Land — United Nations Sustainable Development Goal 15. It is defined as: Protect, restore, and promote sustainable use of terrestrial ecosystems, sustainably manage forests, combat desertification, and halt and reverse land degradation and halt biodiversity loss

We are now starting to develop activities for JOTA-JOTI weekend that support this theme. We welcome your participation and contributions.

To get you started in the right direction, we’ve identified the following online resources that may prove helpful in your efforts.

JOTA-JOTI Activities Submission

Forward your Suggested JOTA-JOTI activities to jotajoti@scout.org

For this year’s activities, the deadline is 1 September 2018.

 

Scout Amateur Radio staff at the 24th World Scout Jamboree.

To those Scout leaders interested in serving as programme staff (IST) at the Amateur Radio station of the Jamboree, please find below the steps to make yourself know to the Jamboree Organization.

 

Selection steps (to be completed  before 1 August 2018 please)

  • Candidates must ensure that they are registered with their National Jamboree contingent as IST (sorry, no exceptions).
  • In the IST registration forms that your contingent receives from the Jamboree organization, mark “Amateur Radio” as the area you apply for.
  • Next, please follow this link https://www.k2bsa.net/world-jamboree-staff-qualification/ and provide the information we need to review your application to serve on staff.

That’s it !

Completing the form does not ensure a place on the amateur radio staff. It’s merely one step among many.

The final selection will take a while. The Jamboree programme details are being worked on, as well as the staff quota that will be allocated to the programme area.

We will also use the email you provide to keep you updated on progress in staff selection as well as the development of the amateur radio operation.

You can find out more about the operation at https://www.k2bsa.net/world-jamboree-na1wj/ Click on the image to see the overview of the planned operation.

Thanks for your interest in serving on staff.

 

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