Invitation to the world’s largest annual youth event…
Two million young people from around the world are expected to take part in this year’s Jamboree-On-The-Air–Jamboree-On-The-Internet (JOTA-JOTI), the world’s biggest Scouting event
IARU Region 1 reports:
During JOTA-JOTI, which takes place this year from 19-21 October. Scouts and Guides will encounter numerous different languages and cultures in a worldwide learning experience that lasts all day and well into the night.
JOTA-JOTI is designed to make participants feel that they are truly part of a global Movement. Whatever their age, religion, colour, ability, or disability, everyone can join the annual travel-free Jamboree wherever they are in the world. JOTA-JOTI is always held on the third weekend of October.
Scouts use amateur radio and the Internet, to connect with each other over the JOTA-JOTI weekend. The initiative helps to promote cultural awareness, develop tolerance, and enhance sharing, collaboration and teamwork.
Some 20,000 licensed amateur radio operators put 12,000 radio stations on the air with state-of-the-art technology. This offers an excellent opportunity for young radio amateurs to inspire young Scouts with the charms of radio techniques. And for Scouts to share their world with radio amateurs of (nearly) their own age.
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To assist with finding a Scout group, radio operators may contact the National JOTA-JOTI Coordinator in their country. Email addresses are available at:
To assist with finding young radio amateurs, Scout groups leaders may contact the youth coordinator of your IARU member society.
For more on JOTA-JOTI
For more on Youngsters On The Air (YOTA)
Full IARU Region 1 post at