JOTA-JOTI is the largest Scouting event in the world with over 1 million Scouts participating across 150+ countries. The event allows Scouts and Guides across the world connect with each other using the airwaves and the internet.
The event has been held on the third weekend of October since 1957. This year it will take place on 19th, 20th and 21st October 2018. For more details you can visit: https://www.jotajoti.info/
The purpose of JOTA-JOTI is to enable and encourage all members of the Scout Movement around the world to communicate with one another by means of amateur radio and the internet, providing a fun and educational Scouting experience and promoting their sense of belonging to a worldwide Scout Movement.
This event is a fantastic way for Young People from all sections to have an international Scouting experience without leaving the UK. The below quote from a leader in GLSE who took part in JOTA-JOTI last year, really highlights how valuable these experiences can be for our Young People:
“One of our own Scouts was blown away by the fact that she spoke to a Syrian Scout, she thought the whole of their country was being bombed as that is the impression she gets from the media.”
Groups and sections can get involved in JOTA-JOTI from their own meeting place, join up with another group locally, or attend an organised event at a Scout Adventures centre (https://jotajoti.scouts.org.uk/).