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Top 10 Challenges and Activities During 2017 Weekend

Here’s the Top 10* Challenges and Activities from JOTA-JOTI weekend in 2017:

  1. John Bont
  2. Morse Code
  3. Scouts Exploring the World
  4. The Lab
  5. SMS Text Art
  6. CD Signaling
  7. Your Space Ship
  8. Free Style
  9. Make Your Goldberg Machine
  10. Mood Texting

Of course, JamPuz was the biggest activity during the weekend. But the top 10 above also offered a great deal of fun for Scouts around the world.

Each of these Challenges and Activities are something to think about as you pull your plans together for JOTA-JOTI 2018 – Mark Your Calendars 19 to 20 October 2018.

For some fun, check out the 35th Ossies Scouts and their 2017 JOTA-JOTI Goldberg Machine at this link on Twitter https://twitter.com/35thossies/status/921861253076840451

Here’s another one from 2016. What can your group do for 2018?


* This ranking was based on the number of web page views for each during the JOTA-JOTI weekend (19-23 October 2017).

JOTA-JOTI Participant’s Guide 2018

We’ve updated the JOTA-JOTI Participant’s Guide for 2018. You can find it at JOTA-JOTI Participant’s Guide on this website. Or click on the cover image nearby.

We’ve also updated the JOTA-JOTI Purpose Statement and the JOTA-JOTI Description. This was one of the first steps outlined in our action plan to increase participation to 3 million by 2021. That action plan was developed in our workshop in Kuala Lumpur earlier this year. You can read about the workshop at JOTA-JOTI on to the next level.

Here’s our updated Purpose Statement and Description:

JOTA-JOTI Purpose

Jamboree on the Air – Jamboree on the Internet (JOTA-JOTI) is a fun and exciting annual experience for all young people in Scouting using the widest range of technology communication channels to educate, promote cultural awareness, develop tolerance, as well as enhance sharing, collaboration and teamwork, along with building a sense of belonging to the worldwide Scout Movement. It is a “travel-free” Jamboree that takes place wherever you are in the world.

JOTA-JOTI Description

Jamboree on the Air – Jamboree on the Internet promotes a Scout’s sense of belonging to the worldwide Scout Movement and builds cultural awareness, develops tolerance, advocates sharing and collaboration as well as demonstrates teamwork.

It provides exciting opportunities for young people to explore technology and to develop technical skills including fostering innovation and creativity through communicating with other Scouts. A wide range of activities using communication technology are the chief methods of attaining these goals.

JOTA-JOTI strives for a meaningful engagement of as many young people from as many parts of the world as possible annually on the third weekend in October. This weekend is also an occasion to celebrate Scouting and to generate positive energy to support the development of the Scout Movement.

The event seeks to promote quality Scouting in a manner faithful to the purpose, principles and method of Scouting and consistent with the needs and aspirations of young people in today’s world.

The JOTA-JOTI programme shall be a reflection of the Promise, Law, Principles and Method of Scouting, as defined by the WOSM Constitution, and shall also reflect the most up-to-date policies and initiatives of WOSM relating to youth programme for all ages.

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.

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