Save the date for the 60th Jamboree on the Air which will be held on October 20–22, 2017.
“Jamboree-on-the-Air, or JOTA, is the largest Scouting event in the world. It is held annually the third full weekend in October. JOTA uses amateur radio to link Scouts and hams around the world, around the nation, and [across communities].” [ 1 ]
Participating as an Amateur Radio Operator
Contact your local Scout council and see what may already be planned in your area and how you can help. You can find your council using the Council locator.
If nothing is currently planned, or if current plans aren’t reaching your area, you can work with the council or a local unit (pack, troop, crew) to set up a JOTA station or arrange for visits to your ham shack. You can also participate just by making QSOs with the many JOTA stations that will be on the air. A good resource to find a local Scout unit is the Be-A-Scout website [ 2 ]
- ARRL JOTA page
- Boy Scouts of America JOTA page
- JOTA website (World Organization of the Scout Movement)
- K2BSA JOTA page
[ 1, 2 ] “Jamboree-on-the-Air”, Boy Scouts of America, retrieved June 30 2017, http://www.scouting.org/jota.aspx/.