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2018 JOTA-JOTI Trusted Partners

For 2018 the World JOTA-JOTI Team has expanded the Trusted Partner program, adding Service Kring and their line of electronic kits for use with Scouts during JOTA-JOTI. Also continuing with Trusted Partner status are JOTI Radio, and ScoutLink.

As our new Trusted Partner says: “ The Service Circle JOTA-JOTI brings products and services on the market to support the JOTA-JOTI organization of Scouting Netherlands on a NON-PROFIT basis. With our products, scouts can get acquainted with technology and JOTA-JOTI”.

Please welcome our full list of 2018 Trusted Partners and consider them for your JOTA-JOTI weekend, 19 to 21 October 2018.

Introducing the National JOTA-JOTI Ambassador


JOTA-JOTI is a weekend event held on the third weekend of October annually and for the last 60 years where Scouts and Guides across the world connect with each other using the airwaves and the internet.

The World JOTA-JOTI Team considered avenues to support greater involvement of young people in the JOTA-JOTI weekend, to achieve a target of 3 million registered attendees involved by 2021 and available to as many young people as possible throughout the world. In 2017 about 1.5 million participants were involved from 152 countries.  Areas considered as future priority work are:

  • increasing participation by NSOs and youth members;
  • creating innovative and immersive educational experiences;
  • increasing communication and partnerships;
  • keeping the technical infrastructure current.

One implementation to achieve those targets is having ambassadors in NSO’s to promote and support the JOTA-JOTI event and grow it along with the growth targets of each NSO.

Purpose of the ambassador role

To promote the JOTA-JOTI event, encourage participation, support participants and grow the event in the NSO.

Role description

Expected activities:

The National JOTA-JOTI Ambassadors (NJA’s) will

  • Represent the WJJT in their country.
  • Significantly increase participation in JOTA-JOTI with an agreed percentage each year, in line with the growth target of their NSO.
  • Have a focus on event promotion.
  • Assist with the dissemination of information.
  • Promote JOTA-JOTI at national conferences, decision making assemblies, and other relevant national events.
  • Set up a youth-member promotion team to assist them in making JOTA-JOTI available to as many young people as possible.
  • Ensure programme quality and consider how JOTA-JOTI can be used to achieve elements of the Scout training programme. Introduce e.g. a reward scheme.
  • Liaise with the national amateur radio body with the aim of increasing access to licensed amateur radio operators to assist with local JOTA-JOTI events.
  • Annually draft the National JOTA-JOTI Story to tell about the event and show progress. Submit to the World JOTA-JOTI Team for inclusion in the World JOTA-JOTI Report.

Expected position, skills and experience:

The National JOTA-JOTI Ambassadors (NJA’s)

  • Are the single point of contact for the WJJT in their country.
  • Are part of the JOTA-JOTI ambassador circle.
  • Have a direct entry into or are part of the national educational methods committee and / or national governing board.
  • Have well-developed oral and written communication skills in their own language and English.
  • Embrace information technology and social media.
  • Can spread enthusiasm to youth members and are well-organized.
  • Have a passion for, and understanding of, international Scouting.
  • Have helpful experience of taking part in JOTA-JOTI.

Role introduction in the field

The world JOTA-JOTI team foresees the introduction of the Ambassador role during the course of 2018. With the intended completion before mid 2019.

At this point in time, we are asking the International Commissioner of each National Scout Organization, together with their National JOTA-JOTI Coordinator, to review the role as described above and suggest possible candidates to the World JOTA-JOTI Team. Ready for JOTA-JOTI 2017

Guest blog post from Bart Jenniskens at

Join during JOTA-JOTI 2017. We have prepared all kinds of cool things and programs for you.

Use and find Scouts around the world who you can connect to with your webcam or mobile phone, a great way to meet new Scout friends worldwide!

To get started, log-in at the Portal using your username. live television

For the third year will broadcast live television on YouTube. On the YouTube channel we will share the latest news and activities worldwide together with our friends from JOTI Radio and ScoutLink. We also have prepared several workshops where you can learn new techniques. live television is the place to share your content. Contact us and we will share your story or JOTA-JOTI activities! Look at our broadcast schedule when we will air the workshops. You can learn more at

Skype address book

New! We’ve launched the Skype address book. Find Scouting all over the world in the Skype address book, quickly connect with scouts through Skype by simply clicking on the name. Add your Skype ID to your profile and place and add yourself to the address book, try it out now! Learn more at


Every year more Scouts meet each other in the JOTIcafe. The JOTIcafe is a video chat roulette, all Scouts in the JOTIcafe are automatically connected to each. Try it out yourself, it is great fun and a great program for during the weekend! Find out more at

Digital Campfire

Take part in the biggest gathering of Scouts online with the Digital Campfire. Already hundreds of Scouts have added their photo to the Digital Campfire. The Digital Campfire is a great way to share your group, JOTA station, club home, troop building or other place to the rest of the world. What you need is a computer and a webcam, connect the Digital Campfire and let it run the whole weekend! Find it at Schedule

Here’s our full schedule for JOTA-JOTI Weekend. Please note that times are in UTC +2 Hours. You’ll need to convert them for your time zone.


2017 JOTA-JOTI Trusted Partners

The World JOTA-JOTI Team grants JOTA-JOTI Trusted Partner status to a few organisations that play a significant part in supporting JOTA-JOTI. You can identify our partners as they display the Trusted Partner emblem on their websites.

The 2017 JOTA-JOTI Trusted Partners are: will let you see JOTA-JOTI.
During the JOTA-JOTI weekend thousands of Scouts and Guides around the globe will chat on IRC, speak through radio, and maybe even video-call with each other. But the difficult part is that you can’t get a good overview of participating groups. This is where comes in. gathers together all the webcams being used for JOTA-JOTI all over the world and build them together in one big mosaic. This will give you a look inside JOTA-JOTI.
Our Trusted Partner also operates the JOTI Cafe and the Digital Campfire

ScoutLink enables you to take part in JOTA-JOTI online.
ScoutLink aims to connect Scouts and Guides from all over the world. The three main ScoutLink services are IRC (text chat), TeamSpeak (voice chat), and Minecraft. Although the busiest time of the year for ScoutLink is during JOTA-JOTI, they are online every day of the year. You can chat to Scouts of all ages worldwide, discover new cultures, learn new languages, and make new friends, as well as finding fresh ideas for camps, scout meetings, and your international programme!

JOTI Radio is the online radio station for JOTA-JOTI.
During JOTA-JOTI the team from JOTI Radio will be broadcasting online.  They will be broadcasting a variety of music and chat.  ‘Tune in’ for your soundtrack for JOTA-JOTI.  Many JOTA-JOTI locations listen to JOTI Radio throughout their weekend.  You can contact them to request a song ask for a shout out.

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