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 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

Interview with JOTA-JOTI Logo Designer

Taufik Umar Prayoga

Taufik Umar Prayoga at the top of the highest mountain on Java, Mount Semeru at 3,676 meters. He’s holding the flag of the Indonesia Scout Movement.

Recently the World JOTA-JOTI Team caught up with the 2014 logo design contest winner, Taufik Umar Prayoga from Indonesia. We asked him a few questions to learn more about his Scouting background and his logo design.

JOTA-JOTI Team Question: How does it feel to be the winning designer for the 2014 JOTA-JOTI logo?

Tufik Umar Prayoga Answer: It’s awesome, this is my third time to participate in the JOTA-JOTI Logo Contest.

Q: What does your family think about this great honour?

A: My family feels proud. :-)

Q: How long have you been involved in Scouting?

A: I have been in Scouting since joining Cub Scouts (Siaga Scout) in 1994, 20 years ago!

Q: What are your favourite Scouting activities?

A: My favourite Scouting activities are mountaineering and woodcarving.

[See the nearby photo of Taufik involved in mountaineering.]

Q: What do you do outside of Scouting?

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Taufik’s winning design for the 2014 JOTA-JOTI logo.

A: I’m a young entrepreneur of a mini online shop. I’m also a student of communication science, which is my degree major.

Q: What are your experiences in JOTA-JOTI?

A: Many experiences, mostly meeting and making many friends from all over the world

Q: What inspired you to enter the logo competition?

: Inspired from emoticon :-D that means happy/laugh/jolly. Scouting is a jolly game!

Q: What thoughts are behind your design?

A: I just want to communicate that Scouting is modern — connecting people. It is one of the best “Social Networks” well before Facebook, Twitter, etc.

Q: Any thoughts or comments for other Scouts around the world?

A: Let’s “create a better world” and “Salam Pramuka from Indonesia.”

Thank you Taufik for your time with us and for your great logo design. Let’s all plan to participate in JOTA-JOTI this October.

Scout summercamps with amateur radio


Overview of Scout Summer Camps that have an amateur radio station on the air.

(tnx Jochen)

CampSF-EEUdF Camarade /France TM1EEUF 4.7 – 27.7. Claude F4CJP
Scout’sFieldDay Assemblingandusingham radio/Brazil Scout Stations 26.7. – 27.7. PY2TDXFilipe
NAWAKA Roermond/Netherlands PA14NAWAKA/J 31.7. – 31.7. Paul PA5UL
Inoterra Täuffelen /Switzerland HB9JAM 28.7. – 8.8. GwaaggHB3YZF
Wings 2014 Windsor GreatPark, Berkshire /UK GB4WGS 2.8. – 9.8.
Summer Camp 10th Ipswich /UK GB8BLS/p 28.7. – 2.8. Peter G8BLS
Volldampf 2014 Schwäbische Alb/Germany DL0VCP 6.8. – 15.8. Tom DG2GRT
WURZL14 BadHofgasteiner /Austria OE2WURZL14 3.8. – 13.8. IngoOE2IKN
Piiru14 Hämeenlinna /Finland OH1AS 22.7. – 30.7.



Official JOTA-JOTI circular published

The World Scout Bureau published the official circular 27/2014 in the Scoutpack of July today.

Download your copy here: C2714_JOTA-JOTI.pdf

2014 Logo

Announcement of 2014 logo

We’re delighted to announce the winner of the JOTA-JOTI logo contest for 2014. The logo (above) was submitted by Taufik Umar Prayoga, from Indonesia.

This design will form the basis of the official badge for JOTA-JOTI 2014. We will update our website, Facebook etc when the badge is available to order. In the meantime, other JOTA-JOTI merchandise is available from World Scout Shops via

Those needing a high quality image of the logo should email

JOTA-JOTI Logo Contest

short listed entries

The World JOTA-JOTI Team is delighted to be able to share with you details of the short-listed entries for the contest to design the 2014 JOTA-JOTI logo.

Congratulations to those whose images are shown here.

We were very impressed with both the number and quality of entries received. Thank you to everyone that took the time and effort to submit an entry.


Philip Bird
World JOTA-JOTI Team

Ham Radio Friedrichshafen

Hannu Ratto, World JOTA-JOTI Team member, reports from the Ham Radio Friedrichshafen show (June 2014):

At the end of June I participated at Ham Radio in Friedrichshafen. This opportunity was made by NJO’s and other Radio Scouts from Germany, Switzerland, and Austria. During these few days I had lots of good conversations, got great ideas as well as very useful feedback about this year’s JOTA-JOTI from my fellow Scouts. There was also a very nice presentation about Radio Scouting made by Falk and Remko; big thanks to them.

I was especially pleased with a long and interesting discussion with Christian (DL8MBS), who is organising the WAG-Contest. I am even more convinced that this year we will be seeing fewer problems with JOTA-JOTI and WAG because of all the efforts they are making.

This was a nice experience and, first of all, great time with my Radio Scouting fellows.



Like an international challenge?

Looking ahead a little further than this year’s JOTA-JOTI, for the 2015 World Scout Jamboree in Japan, I am still searching for additional amateur radio staff.
If you are registered (or planning to be) as IST for the Jamboree, have an amateur radio license and are willing to help prepare the activity at the Jamboree, could you please contact