JOTA–JOTI (Jamboree-on-the-Air – Jamboree-on-the-Internet) is an international Jamboree taking place around the world simultaneously. It is organised by WOSM, the World Organization of the Scout Movement and allows Scouts from all over the world to communicate over the Air (amateur radio) and the Internet using any technology locally available.
There are loads of different ways to communicate, including text-based chat, voice chat, video chat, emails, blogs, and social media networks. JOTA–JOTI allows you to build friendships around the world and to find out more about their culture and scouting life.
JOTA–JOTI takes place in October. The dynamic programme features a variety of non-formal education activities, including webinars, global campfires, talent shows, live shows, and much more. The JOTA–JOTI programme aims to support Scouts and non-Scouts of all ages to learn about communications technology, the values of global citizenship, and how together we can solve the most pressing challenges facing our planet.
How to join the event:
1. Sign up on the JOTI page. You can log in with Facebook or your email address. Remember your password! You can sign up as an individual or as a group if you are a leader planning to join on Zoom. Make sure you enter the correct time zone so you have the correct times for the activities.
3. Explore the different areas, there are timed activities and some you can do anytime. You can get a reminder of the ones you like. JOTI is open to scouts and non scouts people, make sure young people do not disclose personal information and are safe online.
Activities to promote online chat:
|Chat prompt+ quiz+morse codes|
|Tried and tested locally, a varied set of questions and challenges|
|JOTI Cue Cards|
|Easy to fill grid with questions to help start the conversation|
|JOTI World Scouting Quiz |
|Find people online who can help answer these questions|
|JOTI Bingo cards||During your chats, find a person for each square|
Printable activities to get the conversation going
|– Poster to display your JID|
– Poster with Berkshire Scouts JID
– Collect Region codes
– Collect Country codes
– Collect number codes, 1
– Collect number codes, 2
– Collect suffix codes
– Complete wordsearch
– All A4 size documents
Communications and code breaking activities :
Great activities you can use at anytime and in the lead up to JOTA-JOTI or shortly after.
|I am a Scout get me out of here |
escape room. Multi versions.
|Links to code breaking challenges|
|NATO Phonetic Alphabet||Printable chart|
Tin can phone activity
|Naval flags Alphabet (NATO)||Printable chart|
Online training aid
Video for Alphabet
Word to semaphore generator
Activity 1 Answers sheet 1
Activity 2 Answer sheet 2
USA Scout badge video
|Morse Code||Printable chart|
Easy debug tree
Audio code generator
Text to MP3 generator
|Computer search activity||Link it|
|Discover Scouts around the world||International Top Trump|
Badges these activities help you achieve:
- Digital Citizen
- World challenge
You can view the requirements for each of these on your section page :