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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 on to the next level

The World JOTA-JOTI Team met at the World Scout Bureau in Kuala Lumpur early February for our annual meeting. The team is led by Richard Middelkoop, PA3BAR, from the Netherlands. Team members include: Hannu “Banda” Rättö, OH7GIG, from Finland; Ali Al-Mamari, A41RV, from Oman; Philip Bird from the United Kingdom; and Jim Wilson, K5ND, from the USA. Also attending this year’s meeting were Peter Blatch, World Scout Committee liaison for JOTA-JOTI and  Stephen Peck, World Scout Bureau Director of World Events.

The team spent one day evaluation the event, finishing the annual report of 2017 and arranging some practical details for 2018. As part of the implementation of the WOSM Triennial Plan 2017-2020, the following two days, a workshop was held to explore future directions of the JOTA-JOTI event and activities. Members of the current JOTA-JOTI team met with an invited group of eight representatives of National Scout Organisations, who joined with staff from the World Scout Bureau and the liaison person from the World Scout Committee to suggest future directions for the annual JOTA-JOTI activity.

An inspiring two-day session followed with an in-depth look at the event, its relevance for World Scouting and ways to raise it to the next level in the near future. Building onto our strategy paper produced last year with the main themes “promote and encourage”,” changing the profile,  and “innovative educational methods”.

The workshop suggested avenues to support greater involvement of young people in the JOTA-JOTI weekend, to achieve a target of 3 million registered attendees involved by 2021 and available to as many young people as possible throughout the world.

A suggested Action Plan was developed. Specific areas proposed include a realignment of the JOTA-JOTI brand;  enhance the educational framework of the activity including using theme driven, relevant educational activities each year linked to external specialist partners; having one centralised platform for JOTA-JOTI activities inside the scout.org ecosystem;  encouraging group and individual registrations using a simplified process;  building more effective ‘safe from harm’ mechanisms throughout the entire process; greater feedback processes; collecting data to validate the event; creating increased partnerships with external NGOs and corporate supporters; having ambassadors in regions and NSOs to promote and support implementation to achieve targets; and linking the event to other major global events where possible such as World Jamborees.

For the short term, the first results will become visible soon: the 2018 sign-up system will be simplified, possibly including a smartphone App,  the role of National JOTA-JOTI Coordinator will be transformed into a JOTA-JOTI Ambassador position and several event promotion actions will follow.  The World JOTA-JOTI Team will skip the annual logo competition this year to free resources for the other activities. (not to worry, the 2018 JOTA-JOTI will have a theme and logo, which will be announced soon).

Stay tuned to our blog and web site for more news soon.

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.

 

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.

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!

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