Len Jarret, VE3MYF, silent key

Dear friends in Scouting,
With sadness we inform you that the former World JOTA Organizer, Len F. Jarrett, has gone home on 15 December 2017 at the age of 96 years.
Len F. Jarrett, VE3MYF, was the Director of Administration of the World Scout Bureau for nearly 30 years, serving in England, Canada and Switzerland as the Bureau changed location. He resigned as a full-time employee in 1981 and has subsequently been employed, on a part-time basis, as a consultant, working from his home in Canada and making periodic trips back to Geneva for another three years. After that, he worked on JOTA in a volunteer capacity. Len Jarrett received the Bronze Wolf Award in 1973.
He has been involved in the Jamboree-On-The-Air from its inception and has acted as World JOTA Organizer from the 2nd JOTA in 1959 until the 31st JOTA in 1988.
Len has literally built the JOTA from an idea to the world-wide event it is today. He made a difference to us all.

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.

FAQs and Facts: participation certificate

Many questions reach us on how to get your JOTA-JOTI participation certificate.

There are 2 certificates available for you, as a souvenir of this remarkable JOTA-JOTI event 2017:

Must have:

As soon as you submitted your event report (but only then) to your National JOTA-JOTI Coordinator (NJC), he or she will send you the official 2017 JOTA-JOTI Participation Certificate.

You can find the contact address of your NJC here.

(In case your country does not have a National Coordinator listed, please contact the International Commissioner of your Scout Association at your own Scout Headquarters).

Option:

if you also participated in the JamPuz game:

After submitting your JamPuz feedback you will be invited to download and print a JamPuz Certificate.

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.

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