JOTI Radio is the official JOTA-JOTI radio station with trusted partner status. We provide non-stop, live broadcasts throughout the event from our UK studios and are powered by the wonderful team at Avon Scout Radio.
JOTI – Jamboree On The Internet – is an online Jamboree co-ordinated by the World Organization of the Scout Movement (WOSM).
Unlike most other world Scouting events, JOTI takes place every year. The event is always held the third full weekend of October.
In 1996 the World Scout Committee, noting that Scouting already had a considerable presence on the Internet, and that there was already an informal and rapidly growing Jamboree on the Internet, decided that JOTI should become an official international Scouting event, and that it would run alongside Jamboree On The Air (JOTA).
During the JOTA-JOTI weekend Scouts from around the world take the opportunity to communicate with each other via the internet. Some Scouts take part in JOTI at their Scout HQ or at a Scouting event, whilst others take part in their own home.
As the internet, and access to the internet has grown, so has the number of people taking part in JOTI. WOSM estimate that over a million people take part annually in JOTA-JOTI which, by far, makes it the largest Scouting event in the world.
Find out more at jotajoti.info
The Jamboree-On-The-Air, or JOTA, is an annual Scouting event that uses amateur radio to link Scouts around the world, around the nation, and in your own community. Held on the third full weekend of October each year, this worldwide jamboree requires no travel, other than to a nearby radio amateur’s ham shack. This is an official event of the World Organisation of the Scout Movement (WOSM).
Once at the ham radio station, the communication typically requires speaking into a microphone and listening on the station speakers. However, many forms of specialized communication can also take place, such as video communication, digital communication using typed words on the computer screen transmitted by radio, communication through a satellite relay or an earth-based relay (called a repeater), and many others. The exchanges include such information as name, location (called QTH in ham speak), involvement with Scouting, age, and hobbies. The stations you’ll be communicating with can be other Scouts across town, across the country, or even around the world! The World Scout Bureau reported that the 2015 JOTA-JOTI had over 1 million participants!
JOTA-JOTI in the UK
Scout Adventures provides UK Scouts with an opportunity to take part in the event in one of three centres nationwide. You can find out more and book your places at jotajoti.scouts.org.uk
ScoutLink is a global, non-profit organisation that aims to connect Scouts and Guides from all over the world. They do this in many ways, but their 3 main services are IRC/Webchat (text chat), TeamSpeak (voice chat), and Minecraft. Although the busiest time of the year is during 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 TV is JOTA-JOTI’s official online TV station who let you see JOTI. They’re live throughout the weekend with a range of programs which are contributed to by Scouts around the world.