Today, young people in many countries are facing challenges in their local communities because of the spread of coronavirus disease (COVID-19). Schools have closed and other activities have been put on hold.  

It is very important that all Scouts and young people stay safe by avoiding public spaces and crowded places, making sure to wash our hands regularly and following other good practices. But staying safe doesn’t mean we can’t have fun, continue learning or make new friends! 

This special edition of JOTI is a safe space, connecting young people like you, from around the world at a time when many of us are at home, unable to attend school or regular activities. 

You can sign up for different activities throughout the weekend of 3rd April — from e-learning courses on health, well-being and online safety to learning about different cultures. You can play games and lead fun activities as well as doing what you can to support those in need. Let’s have each other’s back, support our friends, and make this world a little brighter. 

This is a special edition of our largest digital Jamboree, JOTA-JOTI, that takes place every year in October. You will still be able to enjoy JOTA-JOTI this October as usual. 

However, our special JOTI on 3-5 April, will allow you to connect with others, learn new skills and build new friendships from the comfort of our homes during this challenging time, when we need each other the most.

As youth, we are resilient, prepared, and eager to learn, so together let’s turn this challenging time into an opportunity and connect millions of young people around the world in a safe space for all.