JOTA-JOTI Participant’s Guide 2018

We’ve updated the JOTA-JOTI Participant’s Guide for 2018. You can find it at JOTA-JOTI Participant’s Guide on this website. Or click on the cover image nearby.

We’ve also updated the JOTA-JOTI Purpose Statement and the JOTA-JOTI Description. This was one of the first steps outlined in our action plan to increase participation to 3 million by 2021. That action plan was developed in our workshop in Kuala Lumpur earlier this year. You can read about the workshop at JOTA-JOTI on to the next level.

Here’s our updated Purpose Statement and Description:

JOTA-JOTI Purpose

Jamboree on the Air – Jamboree on the Internet (JOTA-JOTI) is a fun and exciting annual experience for all young people in Scouting using the widest range of technology communication channels to educate, promote cultural awareness, develop tolerance, as well as enhance sharing, collaboration and teamwork, along with building a sense of belonging to the worldwide Scout Movement. It is a “travel-free” Jamboree that takes place wherever you are in the world.

JOTA-JOTI Description

Jamboree on the Air – Jamboree on the Internet promotes a Scout’s sense of belonging to the worldwide Scout Movement and builds cultural awareness, develops tolerance, advocates sharing and collaboration as well as demonstrates teamwork.

It provides exciting opportunities for young people to explore technology and to develop technical skills including fostering innovation and creativity through communicating with other Scouts. A wide range of activities using communication technology are the chief methods of attaining these goals.

JOTA-JOTI strives for a meaningful engagement of as many young people from as many parts of the world as possible annually on the third weekend in October. This weekend is also an occasion to celebrate Scouting and to generate positive energy to support the development of the Scout Movement.

The event seeks to promote quality Scouting in a manner faithful to the purpose, principles and method of Scouting and consistent with the needs and aspirations of young people in today’s world.

The JOTA-JOTI programme shall be a reflection of the Promise, Law, Principles and Method of Scouting, as defined by the WOSM Constitution, and shall also reflect the most up-to-date policies and initiatives of WOSM relating to youth programme for all ages.

Guess what?

Here we offer a “sneak-preview” of the logo for the 2018 JOTA-JOTI event. (The full logo, in colour, will be published soon).
What about the annual theme?
Can you guess this year’s theme? What is your most original guess?
Let us know via messenger on our Facebook page:

https://www.facebook.com/jota.joti.wosm/

Scout Amateur Radio staff at the 24th World Scout Jamboree.

To those Scout leaders interested in serving as programme staff (IST) at the Amateur Radio station of the Jamboree, please find below the steps to make yourself know to the Jamboree Organization.

 

Selection steps (to be completed  before 1 August 2018 please)

  • Candidates must ensure that they are registered with their National Jamboree contingent as IST (sorry, no exceptions).
  • In the IST registration forms that your contingent receives from the Jamboree organization, mark “Amateur Radio” as the area you apply for.
  • Next, please follow this link https://www.k2bsa.net/world-jamboree-staff-qualification/ and provide the information we need to review your application to serve on staff.

That’s it !

Completing the form does not ensure a place on the amateur radio staff. It’s merely one step among many.

The final selection will take a while. The Jamboree programme details are being worked on, as well as the staff quota that will be allocated to the programme area.

We will also use the email you provide to keep you updated on progress in staff selection as well as the development of the amateur radio operation.

You can find out more about the operation at https://www.k2bsa.net/world-jamboree-na1wj/ Click on the image to see the overview of the planned operation.

Thanks for your interest in serving on staff.

 

JOTA-JOTI on to the next level

The World JOTA-JOTI Team met at the World Scout Bureau in Kuala Lumpur early February for our annual meeting. The team is led by Richard Middelkoop, PA3BAR, from the Netherlands. Team members include: Hannu “Banda” Rättö, OH7GIG, from Finland; Ali Al-Mamari, A41RV, from Oman; Philip Bird from the United Kingdom; and Jim Wilson, K5ND, from the USA. Also attending this year’s meeting were Peter Blatch, World Scout Committee liaison for JOTA-JOTI and  Stephen Peck, World Scout Bureau Director of World Events.

The team spent one day evaluation the event, finishing the annual report of 2017 and arranging some practical details for 2018. As part of the implementation of the WOSM Triennial Plan 2017-2020, the following two days, a workshop was held to explore future directions of the JOTA-JOTI event and activities. Members of the current JOTA-JOTI team met with an invited group of eight representatives of National Scout Organisations, who joined with staff from the World Scout Bureau and the liaison person from the World Scout Committee to suggest future directions for the annual JOTA-JOTI activity.

An inspiring two-day session followed with an in-depth look at the event, its relevance for World Scouting and ways to raise it to the next level in the near future. Building onto our strategy paper produced last year with the main themes “promote and encourage”,” changing the profile,  and “innovative educational methods”.

The workshop suggested avenues to support greater involvement of young people in the JOTA-JOTI weekend, to achieve a target of 3 million registered attendees involved by 2021 and available to as many young people as possible throughout the world.

A suggested Action Plan was developed. Specific areas proposed include a realignment of the JOTA-JOTI brand;  enhance the educational framework of the activity including using theme driven, relevant educational activities each year linked to external specialist partners; having one centralised platform for JOTA-JOTI activities inside the scout.org ecosystem;  encouraging group and individual registrations using a simplified process;  building more effective ‘safe from harm’ mechanisms throughout the entire process; greater feedback processes; collecting data to validate the event; creating increased partnerships with external NGOs and corporate supporters; having ambassadors in regions and NSOs to promote and support implementation to achieve targets; and linking the event to other major global events where possible such as World Jamborees.

For the short term, the first results will become visible soon: the 2018 sign-up system will be simplified, possibly including a smartphone App,  the role of National JOTA-JOTI Coordinator will be transformed into a JOTA-JOTI Ambassador position and several event promotion actions will follow.  The World JOTA-JOTI Team will skip the annual logo competition this year to free resources for the other activities. (not to worry, the 2018 JOTA-JOTI will have a theme and logo, which will be announced soon).

Stay tuned to our blog and web site for more news soon.

JOTA-JOTI 2017 Annual Report

The 2017 Annual Report for Jamboree on the Air – Jamboree on the Internet is available at this link or click on the cover image below.

Total participants numbered nearly 1.6 million with over 28,000 locations involved across 152 active countries.

Read the full report to gain insight into all aspects of the weekend from the number of participants, to modes and services used, to detailed country reports provided by National JOTA-JOTI Coordinators.

We can’t wait to see what the 2018 event brings. Mark your calendars for 19 to 21 October 2018.

 

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