Welcome to the JOTA-JOTI Museum

Historic materials of the Jamboree On The Air

King Carl-Gustav of Sweden speaking via the amateur radio station of the 14th World Scout Jamboree, recordings of the radio transmissions from the World Jamboree in 1957, the first World Radio-Scouting Conference in 1975 and much more.

Listen to Recordings of famous JOTA radio stations

Do you know the JOTA history?

How did this Jamboree On The Air emerge? Who came up with the idea? What did it look like at the start?  Why did it become the largest WOSM activity?

A brand new historic overview has just been published that has all the answers and more. With pictures and stories that have not been published anywhere before, it takes you through the exciting history of Scouts world-wide finding a way to get in touch with eachother.

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JOTA-JOTI badge swap area

Scouts have been interested in badges from the start of the Movement. Swapping badges is a great way to meet old and new friends. At the JOTA-JOTI Museum swap area here you can swap badges in an electronic way. But with a special challenge. Here’s how to do it:

  • Design your own special 2018 JOTA-JOTI badge using a graphics-drawing program on your computer; save it on your computer in a .jpg format.
  • Ask your radio amateur to make a contact with another Scout group that wants to swap your electronic badge.
  • Give your badge file (with the .jpg picture) to your radio amateur; he will transmit it to the other group using Slow Scan Tele Vision (SSTV) transmission.
  • After that, he will receive the badge form the other group over SSTV as well.
  • Store all received swapped badges on your computer.

Using SSTV is not so complicated; it gives a nice extra challenge to the Scouts to experience the transmission of pictures over long-distances with the use of a radio.

Some help for your radio amateur if needed:

Using your smartphone? Scouts can also exchange badge pictures using SSTV on their smart phone. There is a number of free Apps available for both Android and IoS.  Actually, you can even hold two phones together and swap your badge:

Of course we are all curious to see your collection of swapped badges and if you know the meaning of each badge. You as well? Ok, then, let us go to the swap area that shows all the badges. And you can upload your collection to our Museum.

The tin-can telephone. Take two large empty vegetable cans. Make a small hole in the bottom of each can and put a string through it. Tie a knot in the string so it can;t slip out again. Make the piece of string about 4 m lenght. Now separate the cans apart as far as you can and pull the string tight. Two Cub Scouts take a can each. One speaks into the can and the other listens with the can to his ear. Great, you just created a working telephone. With a series of these tin-can telephones you can connect the entire Cub Scout den together.

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Enough badges collected? Back to the campsite then:


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