Jamboree on the Internet (JOTI)

JOTI Special Edition

Resources and Guides

What is JOTI?

Jamboree on the Internet (JOTI) has been running for 25 years and usually runs in October alongside Jamboree on the Air which uses amateur radio.

JOTI allows Scouts from around the world to connect with each other, giving our young people the opportunity to interact with some of the 56 million Scouts worldwide.

It uses moderated communications channels, which means that all communications are monitored by adult volunteers to ensure that everything that takes place on-line is safe and appropriate. It is therefore suitable for our young people to join in with from home, while we are Scouting from Home.

Scouts can use Internet Relay Chat (IRC) to meet and message one another (which works great on a mobile phone with limited data), or with suitable equipment at home (a computer, microphone, speakers and possibly a webcam) to hear and see one another. The majority of people will be chatting or speaking in English.

Special Edition

This special edition of JOTI is a safe space, connecting Scouts from around the world at a time when most of us are at home, unable to attend school or Scouting activities.

As well as connecting with other Scouts from around the world, you can sign up for different activities throughout the weekend of 3rd – 5th April — from e-learning courses on health, well-being and online safety to learning about different cultures. You can play games and lead fun activities as well as doing what you can to support those in need.

This special edition of JOTI will allow you to connect to others, learn new skills, bring Scouting online, and build new friendships from the comfort of your home.

There is a special 'campsite' to explore, which will help our young people find plenty to do and keep them busy over the weekend.

For full information on the Special Edition Jamboree on the Internet, please visit https://www.jotajoti.info/

Minimum Age and Supervision

You must be 13 years or older to sign-up. This means that for Beavers, Cubs and younger Scouts to take part, an adult (in this case, a parent or carer) will need to sign up.

For your safety and wellbeing, all participants between the ages of 13 and 18 are expected to inform and involve an adult in their JOTI experience, including reviewing this information and the JOTI webpages together.

The adults involved are responsible for supervising children’s online activities and adults will need to help our younger members to get involved.

Sign Up

Register your interest by subscribing to JOTI updates. That way you’ll receive updates on the programme directly.

Remember, for our 6 to 12 year old young people their parents/carers will need to sign up, and our 13 to 18 year old youth members must tell their parents / carers that they are signing up.

Durham Scouts JOTI Competition

To make participating in the Special Edition JOTI more fun, we’re organising a competition for our Durham Scouts (beavers, cubs, scouts and explorers).

We’ll also be opening a special Facebook Page where you can post photos and videos over the weekend and let us know how you’re getting on the in the competition. You can access the page at fb.me/DurhamScoutsJOTI (but won’t be able to post until 3rd April). [Parents/carers will need to post on behalf of youth members who are not old enough to open a Facebook account.]

There are three prizes. We will be awarding £25.00 in Amazon gift vouchers to the parents of each of the beaver, cub, scout or explorer who logs the most chats or conversations with:

  • Other Scouts in Durham Scout County (a great chance to get in touch with your friends in Scouting)
  • Other Scouts in the United Kingdom
  • Other Scouts, anywhere in the world

Entering is easy – just take part in the Special Edition JOTI, log your contacts and make a record of what else you did during the weekend.

Simply print out and fill in the log sheet, scan it, photograph it and email a copy to joticompetition@durhamscouts.org.uk

JOTI Special Edition - Log Sheets

As the event runs all weekend you can of course print out as many record sheets as you’d like.

If there’s a tie in the number of contacts, we’ll decide who wins the prize based on how many other JOTI Special Edition activities (e-learning, games, cultural activities) you took part in.