The theme “60 Years Connecting Scouts” recognizes the start of the event in 1957 and commemorates its growth in participation and in the expanding communication channels that are activated on the third weekend in October, 20 to 22 October 2017.
Those channels include amateur radio via radio frequencies and Internet-based channels as well as many other Internet-based options including social media, ScoutLink and IRC chat services, Skype, and more.
It also recognizes the goal of the event – connecting Scouts so that they can engage in conversations with other Scouts across town and around the world. This allows them to discover geographic and cultural differences and similarities. Plus, they are exposed to the technology that makes all this happen.
The World JOTA-JOTI Team will provide a number of weekend activities supporting this theme. Additional activities will be generated through online submissions from Scouts and Scout leaders. Activities can be targeted for one-hour to one-day timeframes. A select group of activities will be posted on the JOTA-JOTI website with credit to those who developed the activity.
This theme will also be used to guide creative options for the JOTA-JOTI logo contest, which is expected to launch very soon. Watch this website for full insight into the contest and how to submit your entry.