Jamboree on the Air

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Contact: Fernando Gomez                                                                

Jamboree-on-the-Air, or JOTA, is an annual Scouting and amateur radio event sponsored by the World Scout Bureau of the World Organization of the Scout Movement (WOSM). JOTA is an event in which Boy and Girl Scouts and Guides from all over the world speak to each other by means of Amateur (ham) Radio. Scouting experiences are exchanged and ideas are shared via radio waves. Since 1958 when the first Jamboree-on-the-Air was held, millions of Scouts have met each other through this event. Many contacts made during JOTA have resulted in pen pals and links between Scout troops that have lasted many years.

There is often a JOTA radio station set up at SCORE-O for Scouts and leaders attending the big orienteering event.

For information on JOTA locations please contact Fernando Gomez.

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