A new JOTAJOTI in the making

image imageThe World JOTAJOTI Team met at the World Scout Bureau office in Kuala Lumpur 10 and 11 feb to set the course for this years event.

Lots of new ideas were generaties together with the WSB staff. The team identified tree focal points for this Year: the registration tooling, games content and National support. Details will follow soon, so stay tuned.

Thank you National Coordinators….

for sending us 35 National JOTAJOTI Stories.

And all pictures, illustrations and web links included in those. The World JOTAJOTI team is now very busy compiling the World Report from all contributions.


Did you sent your JOTAJOTI story yet?

Your National Coordinator will send his / her National Report on JOTAJOTI to the World Scout Bureau before 15 December 2014.

Make sure your station is in it !

An overview of already received reports is available to your National Coordinator at the NJC page on this website.

Where to upload information

Information on your JOTA-JOTI adventures and information can be uploaded to a variety of locations:

JamPuz – During JamPuz you can upload photographs and stories to our Facebook page, to the JOTA-JOTI Logbook (using hastag JOTAJOTI), to your Twitter account (using hashtag JOTAJOTI) or to Instagram (using hastag JOTAJOTI).  At the end of your JOTA-JOTI experience there is an online form to submit the JIDs you collect and provide your feedback.

Sinbad – You can submit your Sinbad Stories through the Sinbad webpages

Log Book new this year - Our JOTA-JOTI Log Book is for you to upload stories and photographs from your JOTA-JOTI adventures – www.scout.org/jotajoti2014 (using hashtag JOTAJOTI) – If you do not already have a user account / profile for the scout.org website then you will need to create one.  You can also use the Log Book to share photos of your JamPuz cards, you completing some of our challenges, and generally enjoying your JOTA-JOTI experience.

Challenges – It would be great if you could publish details of your JOTA-JOTI challenges etc on-line.  This could be on your own website, to our Facebook page, to the JOTA-JOTI Logbook (using hastag JOTAJOTI), to your Twitter account (using hashtag JOTAJOTI) or to Instagram (using hastag JOTAJOTI).

Les Mitchell, G3BHK SK – Les Mitchell, the person initially behind JOTA sadly passed away on 6 October [more info].  Scouts, Leaders and Radio Amateurs are cordially invited to share their view on what JOTA-JOTI means to them in a short message with hashtag #G3BHK on www.scout.org/jotajoti2014

G3BHK gone home

In memory of Les , we call upon all stations for the upcoming JOTA-JOTI weekend to have 1 minute radio- and internet silence on

18 October at 12:00 UTC.


Leslie Mitchell, G3BHK, SK


The World JOTAJOTI Team has just received the sad news that the founding father of the Jamboree On The Air (JOTA), Mr Leslie Mitchell, has gone home on 6 October 2014.

Les started of the JOTA in 1958, after launching the idea at the World Scout Jamboree a year earlier. The Jamboree had an Amateur Radio station on board for the very first time. (It has had one ever since).

You can read more of what Les himself remembers of those first days, by clicking his photograph.


Join our Campfire……

The Digital Campfire for JOTA-JOTI has just opened….

Check out how you can join us here:


Follow HB9S on line

You can now follow all contacts made via short-wave radio by the World Scout Bureau radio station HB9S. Click the map for details.

Want to display your own radio contacts on line? Here is how to do that.


Watch this space for new adventures

Soon the World JOTA-JOTI Team will upload our new activities for this year’s JOTA-JOTI event.

You will be able to see, follow and join-in with Sinbad’s travels, play the new JamPuz 2014, and ….. be invited to our on-line / on the air campfire.

Stay tuned.


Website Translations

We now have many pages of this website translated into Portuguese, Spanish, French, and Arabic. You’ll need to select your desired translation on each page by selecting the language on the pulldown button at the top right hand corner or from the list at the very bottom of the page. If your desired language isn’t shown, we have not yet translated that page.

Thanks to our hard-working team of volunteer translators: Ronan Reginatto, Luis Pascual, Andrea Garza, Soledad Garcia, Ali Al-Mamari, and Wael El-Naghy. Thanks, too, to the team at WPML.org who provided the translation software for our website.



If you have a skill in translation from English and can work with a word processing type website interface, please contact jim@world-jotajoti.info