The JOTA event will be held at the DVRA shack on Saturday, October 15th from 10 – 3:00 pm. All Cubs, Scouts, Venturers and GSUSA members are welcome to participate.
Jamboree-on-the-Air, or JOTA, is an annual Scouting event sponsored by the World Organization of the Scouting Movement (WOSM). This is the largest Scouting event of the year, with thousands of Scouts talking to one another around the world! Thousands of amateur radio stations around the world participate. If the conditions are right, it is common for over a hundred Scouting countries to talk to each other during the weekend.
In the United States, Cub Scouts, Brownies, Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts exchange greetings with Scouts from other areas over amateur radio. The exchanges typically include information such as Name, Location, Scout rank, Hobbies, Age, etc. Some exchanges lead to long-lasting friendships and the exchange of photos, badges, pins, and patches.
Boy Scouts attending meet two requirements for Radio Merit Badge and one requirement for Citizenship in the World Merit Badge. Cubs meet their International Participation requirements for Arrow of Light.
If you are an Amateur Radio Operator and would like to help out with this, please contact Steve Huston, W2SRH (firstname.lastname@example.org).