In addition to doing a brief “State of the Podcast” to kick off 2018, we discuss how to prepare for a camp focused on JOTA/JOTI. Now isn't a bad time to begin preparing!

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Ken and Colin discuss the state of the podcast in this, the first episode of 2018. Most notably, we were informed by our podcast host, Podbean, that we were one of their Top 10 podcasts in the Government & Organizations category. So thanks to everyone who has tuned in; we look forward to bringing you more Scouting content in 2018.

Also, Regan Coyne — who has appeared on the podcast a few times before — will be launching her Guiding-focused podcast next month. Its title is This Guiding Light of Mine, and you can find out more about it on Facebook.

This week's episode is in response to a question from Scouter Glenn, who asked the following back in October:

Our Scout group has never done JOTA/JOTI. What prep or precommunication was required? What activities were planned for the day?

Based on our experiences in setting up a JOTI event in 2016, and contributing to a JOTA/JOTI camp in 2017, we attempt to provide an answer.


Our first shout-out goes to Jonathan, who left a review of the podcast on Facebook:

Lots of great content about Scouting. It's interesting to follow the podcast from the beginning, as they started during the change to the Canadian Path. It will be interesting to revisit some subjects in future episodes and compare with older episodes. I've learned a lot by listening to all the content. They do a great deep dive when covering a topic. Always gets me in the Scouting mood. I regularly recommend this podcast to others in the movement.

And Mark wrote in to follow up on something we discussed with Nancy a few episodes ago:

Hello! I am a Cub Master in TN and just started listening to your podcast. I have become interested in getting a “Scout Express” kit, but cannot find them online. Do you know if this is an item that is specific to Canada, or can I find it here? Any information will help; thanks.

As it happens, the “Scout Express” — also known as Scout Trucks, in Scouts Canada — can be ordered online from the Scouts Canada Scout Shop. However, we may work with Mark to just send him a truck directly.

And, 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.

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