JOTI

What is JOTI?

JOTI (Jamboree On The Internet) is part of JOTA-JOTI, an international jamboree taking place around the world simultaneously. It is organised by WOSM, the World Organization of the Scout Movement. Scouts from all over the world communicate over the Air (amateur radio) and the Internet using any technology locally available. There are loads of different ways to communicate, including text-based chat, voice chat, video chat, emails, blogs, and social media networks. JOTA-JOTI allows you to build friendships around the world and to find out more about their culture and scouting life. ScoutLink has been the WOSM-approved way of participating in JOTI for over a decade. Thousands of Scouts & Guides come to ScoutLink every year during JOTI. They come from different countries, scout groups, ages, nationalities, and cultures. This is a great opportunity to swap experiences, make new friends, and to learn more about Scouting and Guiding all around the world.

When is it?

JOTA-JOTI is the 3rd weekend in October. JOTA-JOTI 2016 takes place on the 14th-16th October

How can I get involved?

It’s very simple – just choose one of the options below:

As an optional extra, you can register on the JOTA-JOTI portal provided by WOSM (jotajoti.info/sign-up-for-jota-joti/). This isn’t necessary to take part in JOTI, but it will give you a Jamboree IDentity (or JID). This is a special code which is used in a number of games and activities and can be swapped with other users as a way of logging how many people you’ve talked to. You can find out more about JIDs on the frequently asked questions page (jotajoti.info/jampuz-faq/). The WOSM website also has activity packs that you could incorporate into your JOTI event.

Planning an event?

If you are planning an event over JOTI, we have created a useful guide that you can use (scoutlink.net/guides/joti).

More information

Check out the JOTA-JOTI official world scouting website (jotajoti.info). You can also email help@scoutlink.net directly or using our contact form.