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JOTA-JOTI (Jamboree-on-the-Air-Jamboree-on-the-Internet) is the world’s largest digital Scout event taking place on the Internet and over the airwaves. Held ever year in October, the event connects millions of young people around the world for a full weekend of online activities that promote friendship and global citizenship. JOTA-JOTI enables young people and volunteers to participate in fun and engaging group activities over the Internet and amateur radio focused on developing 21st century skills through Scouting. 

This year JOTA-JOTI 2020 will take place from 16 to 18 October. The dynamic programme features a variety of non-formal education activities, including webinars, global campfires, talent shows, live shows, and much more. World Scouting’s global partners are actively involved in the event, offering their expertise and fun activities to engage participants. The JOTA-JOTI programme aims to support Scouts and non-Scouts of all ages to learn about communications technology, the values of global citizenship, and how together we can solve the most pressing challenges facing our planet.

We will be taking part in JOTI from home this year, using the same online chat system as we did last year, ScoutLink (https://webchat.scoutlink.net/#/connect). ScoutLink is the only officially permitted Internet Relay Chat (IRC) service allowed by the UK Scout Association, and although set up for general use all year round, Scoutlink is the official partner of JOTI, and provides extra chat rooms for this purpose.

Please download and print out the below log sheet, to keep track of who you have spoken to, and where they are in the world (in 2019 we spoke to a scout leader who was serving at a research post in Antarctica), these will then be combined after the event, to produce a map of our conversations.

The Cue Card will provide a few ideas for questions to ask when speaking to people during the event, although you can create your own, this would be a good place to find ideas of questions to ask to start conversations

JOTI is an all ages event, and anyone from any section is welcome to contact Mugger (mugger@12theastleighscouts.org) about taking part in this event.