Our scouts took part in JOTI this year, with an evening of connecting with other scouts from around the world.
We spoke to scouts in Namibia, the Philippines, Scotland, Sweden, Denmark, New Zealand, Belgium, Turkey, Costa Rica, USA and Israel, as well as lots of scouts from elsewhere in England.
It looks like there were some benefits to spending the best part of a year communicating with friends and family online, the scouts took to webchat like a dream 😎⌨️
Our session was slightly shorter than planned due to some technical difficulties, but we hope to do better next year.
JOTA/JOTI stands for Jamboree on the Air / Jamboree on the Internet and is an opportunity for scouts of all ages to make some global connections and take part in some games.
Before we were all plugged into the Internet, JOTA was established with the support of ham radio operators. These days a lot of the activity is online, which makes it much more accessible to scouts around the world and increases the ‘reach’. JOTA/JOTI is supported by the World Organisation of Scout Movement (WOSM)
Find out more about JOTA/JOTI ready for next year!