Jamboree on the Air (JOTA) and Jamboree on the Internet (JOTI)

JOTA/JOTI 2020 – 17th/18th October

More information about JOTA/JOTI 2020 will be made available as it comes to hand. With the ever-changing situation we find ourselves in currently, there are a number of considerations to be made about how JOTA/JOTI is delivered this year.

The 2020 badge design has been finalised – see below.


JOTA / JOTI is the largest Scouting event in the world with over 1 million Scouts participating across 150+ countries.  Scouts and Guides across the world connect with each other during JOTA / JOTI using the airwaves and the internet.

Through JOTA /JOTI every member of Scouts Australia and Girl Guides Australia can make friends, exchange stories, experience different cultures and have fun as part of the largest activity in world Scouting. JOTA / JOTI also gives Youth Members an awareness that they belong to a worldwide movement.

JOTI… you don’t need lots of technical knowledge to join in – just ask the right people to help you.  If running multiple computers you may need a little expertise to help you organise and run JOTI.  You need computer(s) connected to the internet. Programs such as mIRC (Windows), Xchat (Linux) or Xchat azure (Mac) will make accessing ScoutLink easier. JOTI Station Supervisors are asked to register and order badges for their participants.

To participate in JOTA you must have a licensed Amateur Radio Operator to assist you. Special Scout (or Guide) Amateur Radio Licenses may be available however you do need to register your activity and talk to the JOTA coordinator before the 1st weekend in September.

Registration or fees may be charged by local groups or districts to assist with the costs of providing your JOTA Station.  State coordinators are required to prepare reports on the event, registration helps to get this accurate.  We encourage all participating groups to purchase and encourage the wearing of the JOTA/JOTI special event badge.

Please note that sites and operators (radio operators and helpers) are required to register via the VK JOTI/JOTA Portal prior to the event.

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