The World JOTA-JOTI Team (WJJT) at its meeting last February looked at a way to recognize the valuable contribution that organizations and individuals make to the annual JOTA-JOTI event. The team decided to create a “JOTA-JOTI Trusted Partner” status for those (groups of) Scouts and leaders that have a considerable and innovative contribution to the event, offering activities and services to others, and operate according to WOSM guidelines and standards.
By granting the status of “JOTA-JOTI Trusted partner” it becomes clear to JOTA-JOTI participants and leaders which websites and services are trusted and recommended by the World JOTA-JOTI Team for use during the event.
WJJT will only grant the “Trusted Partner” status to those projects, services etc. that have a track record of service to Scouting and to JOTA-JOTI. There is no ‘exclusivity’ to the status; so potentially more than one group offering similar, or complimentary, services may be granted the status.
What does a trusted partner do?
A trusted partner is an individual or organization running web- or radio services, on a not-for-profit basis, which provide a significant contribution to the JOTA-JOTI weekend. The services are open to all JOTA-JOTI participants. In particular, new and innovative initiatives are stimulated.
The partner always operates within the Spirit of Scouting; all year round, not just during JOTA-JOTI. And does its utmost to ensure the safety of young people using her service(s).
Trusted partners will also be involved in the annual Review Meeting of the WJJT.
How can I recognize a Trusted Partner?
The JOTA-JOTI Trusted Partner will carry the trusted-partner logo on her web site. The logo contains a web link that will take you to a list of trusted partners on the JOTA-JOTI event web site. On this page you can always check if indeed a group or organization has the trusted partner status.
How do I become a Trusted Partner?
Individuals or groups can either be invited by the World JOTA-JOTI Team (WJJT) or make their interest known to the team.
The WJJT will consider applications and, at her sole discretion, decide whether to issue the Trusted-Partner status. The status will be granted for one calendar year period and renewed after review by the WJJT.