Welcome to the 2018 JOTA-JOTI Global Development Village

2018 JOTA-JOTI Theme

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  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.

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.

So, what are these Sustainable Development Goals that everyone talks about?

Let’s have a look at “Life on Land”

There is a wealth of resources available to build your JOTA-JOTI weekend programme.

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So, what can you do about it?

Activities and challenges to do:

         

And now for the real thing: the Eco badge challenge:

So you studied all this? Ok, then you are ready for the challenge.

You can pick a number of challenges to fulfill.  You commit to carry them out (ask your leader to help you select one or more). After you have selected them, you will get your personal electronic Eco badge. You can print the badge and display it, anywhere you are working on your challenges. Or use them on your stationary, explaining to others about the challenges you committed to.

The weather map: Find 3 different local newspapers. Look for the map of the local weather. Can you make a weather map for your area for the JOTA-JOTI weekend? One cub Scout is the “weather man” and presents the weather to the others. Take turns and all have your own weather story.

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Allright, you learned so many new things that you have to think about them. Back to the campsite then:

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