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JOTA-JOTI 2017 Annual Report

The 2017 Annual Report for Jamboree on the Air – Jamboree on the Internet is available at this link or click on the cover image below.

Total participants numbered nearly 1.6 million with over 28,000 locations involved across 152 active countries.

Read the full report to gain insight into all aspects of the weekend from the number of participants, to modes and services used, to detailed country reports provided by National JOTA-JOTI Coordinators.

We can’t wait to see what the 2018 event brings. Mark your calendars for 19 to 21 October 2018.


Don’t Forget to File Your JOTA-JOTI Location Report

Last year we reported that over a million Scouts were active during JOTA-JOTI weekend. Those annual numbers are compiled from reports submitted by National JOTA-JOTI Coordinators. Your coordinator will be assembling the full report for all locations in your country.

Make Sure Your Report is Included — Collect Your Information This Weekend

Contact your National JOTA-JOTI Coordinator with your location’s information. You can find the full list for each country at National JOTA-JOTI Coordinator. They may also have a reporting system where you can submit your information online or via email.

The information they’ll be collecting includes:

  • Number of participants (Scouts and Guides)
  • Number of visitors (non-Scouts)
  • Number of amateur radio operators
  • Number of contacts
  • List of countries contacted
  • Communication channels used

Send Photos, Videos, and Scout Stories

Your National JOTA-JOTI Coordinator would be delighted to receive some of the best photos and videos from your event.

You can also provide short stories and Scout impressions of your JOTA-JOTI weekend as well. You can find a suggestions with examples at Station Report Best Practices.

Watch for the 2017 World JOTA-JOTI Report

Collect your numbers this weekend, snap some great photos and videos, and then provide them to your National JOTA-JOTI Coordinator.

Watch for the World JOTA-JOTI 2017 Report. We’ll have it completed and published early next year. It’s all part of celebrating the fun of 2017 while getting ready for 2018.

Thanks for all you do for Scouting and for JOTA-JOTI.

Now tell us all about it!

Are You Ready for the Largest Scouting Event in the World?

It’s this weekend, 20 to 22 October. Get on the air and on the Internet to trades stories and insight with other Scouts around the world.

To the Moon and Back: reflecting a radio signal to calculate the distance

For JOTA-JOTI 2016 we posted four Advanced Discovery Projects. One of those, To the Moon and Back, has now been published by Science in School, The European journal for science teachers.

The editors at Science in School have made several significant improvements. You can find the full article at this link

To the Moon and back: reflecting a radio signal to calculate the distance

You can also download a PDF file of the article.

Congratulations, Richard Middelkoop, PA3BAR, World JOTA-JOTI Team Leader for taking this project to the next level and sharing it with so many for the advancement of science in the schools — and in Scouting.

Here’s something for you to try during JOTA-JOTI weekend, or any time that works for your schedule as well as the Moon’s schedule! Ready for JOTA-JOTI 2017

Guest blog post from Bart Jenniskens at

Join during JOTA-JOTI 2017. We have prepared all kinds of cool things and programs for you.

Use and find Scouts around the world who you can connect to with your webcam or mobile phone, a great way to meet new Scout friends worldwide!

To get started, log-in at the Portal using your username. live television

For the third year will broadcast live television on YouTube. On the YouTube channel we will share the latest news and activities worldwide together with our friends from JOTI Radio and ScoutLink. We also have prepared several workshops where you can learn new techniques. live television is the place to share your content. Contact us and we will share your story or JOTA-JOTI activities! Look at our broadcast schedule when we will air the workshops. You can learn more at

Skype address book

New! We’ve launched the Skype address book. Find Scouting all over the world in the Skype address book, quickly connect with scouts through Skype by simply clicking on the name. Add your Skype ID to your profile and place and add yourself to the address book, try it out now! Learn more at


Every year more Scouts meet each other in the JOTIcafe. The JOTIcafe is a video chat roulette, all Scouts in the JOTIcafe are automatically connected to each. Try it out yourself, it is great fun and a great program for during the weekend! Find out more at

Digital Campfire

Take part in the biggest gathering of Scouts online with the Digital Campfire. Already hundreds of Scouts have added their photo to the Digital Campfire. The Digital Campfire is a great way to share your group, JOTA station, club home, troop building or other place to the rest of the world. What you need is a computer and a webcam, connect the Digital Campfire and let it run the whole weekend! Find it at Schedule

Here’s our full schedule for JOTA-JOTI Weekend. Please note that times are in UTC +2 Hours. You’ll need to convert them for your time zone.


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