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Len Jarret, VE3MYF, silent key

Dear friends in Scouting,
With sadness we inform you that the former World JOTA Organizer, Len F. Jarrett, has gone home on 15 December 2017 at the age of 96 years.
Len F. Jarrett, VE3MYF, was the Director of Administration of the World Scout Bureau for nearly 30 years, serving in England, Canada and Switzerland as the Bureau changed location. He resigned as a full-time employee in 1981 and has subsequently been employed, on a part-time basis, as a consultant, working from his home in Canada and making periodic trips back to Geneva for another three years. After that, he worked on JOTA in a volunteer capacity. Len Jarrett received the Bronze Wolf Award in 1973.
He has been involved in the Jamboree-On-The-Air from its inception and has acted as World JOTA Organizer from the 2nd JOTA in 1959 until the 31st JOTA in 1988.
Len has literally built the JOTA from an idea to the world-wide event it is today. He made a difference to us all.

Did you sent your story yet?

The world-wide overview of the 2017 JOTA-JOTI will soon be made available. Make sure you have your story included!

Send your best photo’s and remarkable story about your JOTA-JOTI event to your National JOTA-JOTI Coordinator. It will then be forwarded for the world wide overview.

Make it soon. Your NJC needs to send his or her National Report before 15 December 2017.

FAQs and Facts: participation certificate

Many questions reach us on how to get your JOTA-JOTI participation certificate.

There are 2 certificates available for you, as a souvenir of this remarkable JOTA-JOTI event 2017:

Must have:

As soon as you submitted your event report (but only then) to your National JOTA-JOTI Coordinator (NJC), he or she will send you the official 2017 JOTA-JOTI Participation Certificate.

You can find the contact address of your NJC here.

(In case your country does not have a National Coordinator listed, please contact the International Commissioner of your Scout Association at your own Scout Headquarters).


if you also participated in the JamPuz game:

After submitting your JamPuz feedback you will be invited to download and print a JamPuz Certificate.

Sinbad is back……

Sinbad returned to us for another challenging JOTA-JOTI situation. He is desperately looking for his lost logbook. Can you find it? Check it here.

Open Call for volunteers

Soon after the JOTA-JOTI event launch an open call for volunteers for the World JOTA-JOTI Team (WJJT) will be launched to enlarge the team. Keep an eye on WOSM- and JOTA-JOTI social media channels and web sites for this unique opportunity to serve World Scouting and the JOTA-JOTI event.