Oct 5th, 2016
As the podcast turns one, we turn our attention to Jamboree On The Air/Jamboree On The Internet.
What is JOTA-JOTI? Well, according to the official website: “Jamboree-On-The-Air and Jamboree-On-The-Internet (JOTA-JOTI) is an official international event of the World Organization of the Scout Movement (WOSM). JOTA-JOTI is a youth programme event intended for young people in Scouting of all ages. The purpose of JOTA-JOTI is to enable and encourage Scouts around the world to communicate with one another by means of amateur radio and the internet, providing a fun and educational Scouting experience and promoting their sense of belonging to a worldwide Scout Movement.”
JOTA-JOTI takes places this year on October 14th, 15th, and 16th.
The official website has some basic rules for participation by radio, and over the internet — which includes both netiquette and online safety. It is recommended that participants use the official, moderated IRC channels (and TeamSpeak channels) provided by ScoutLink.
If you'd like to sign-up for JOTA-JOTI (there's still time!), you'll first need to create an account at Scout.org. Then, visit this page.
It's Been a Good Year: The Scouting Stuff domain name was registered on or about October 6th, 2015; our first episode went live on October 8th, 2015. So as of this Saturday, the podcast is one year old!
A big shout-out and Happy Birthday! to Scouts Mexico, who are celebrating their 90th year as an organization this month. Hats off to the Scouts of Mexico, for nearly a century of Scouting spirit and good turns.
As always, a big thank you to the folks at Scouting Radio for rebroadcasting Scouting Stuff episodes to their worldwide Scouting audience. If you're listening to us on Scouting Radio right now, let us know; reach out and get in touch. We'd love to hear from you.
Galizur, by John Zorn & The Dreamers