Jamboree-on-the-Air, or JOTA, is the largest Scouting event in the world. It is held annually the third full weekend in October. JOTA uses amateur radio to link Scouts and hams around the world, around the nation, and in your own community.
Successful Jamboree-on-the-Air stations need three key ingredients:
- They need licensed radio amateurs who understand what Jamboree-on-the-Air is trying to achieve and who can work with youth in radio operations and in demonstrating/explaining the technology in use.
- They need Scout leaders who want to offer their Scouts an opportunity to take an active part in international Scouting and technology activities.
- They need a sound partnership between the radio amateurs and the Scout leaders.
Early preparation and planning are important to make sure all aspects of the JOTA event come off smoothly. You wouldn’t want to disappoint the Scouts or damage the relationship between amateur radio operators and Scouting.
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JOTA planning documents FROM:K2BSA Amateur Radio Association
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