Scouts Australia

Where:

Camp Cottermouth

Who:

All registered members of Scouts ACT

Cost:

  • $15 for all participants, including an event badge. We will invoice the Group based on the numbers after the event.

  • If camping:

    • $7 per person per night, paid to Camp Cottermouth

  • Plus Unit catering and camping fees

What is JOTA/JOTI ?

JOTA-JOTI (Jamboree on the Air-Jamboree on the Internet) is the world’s largest Scout event taking place every year in October on the Internet and over the airwaves.

JOTA-JOTI aims to support young people of all ages to learn about communications technology, the values of global citizenship, and their role in Creating a Better World. It’s a travel-free Jamboree that fosters international friendships, promotes learning about other cultures, and encourages young people to think globally and act locally.

JOTA-JOTI returns to Camp Cottermouth in 2022 with a full weekend of exciting and challenging activities for you and your Unit.

What activities are planned?

On Saturday and Sunday Units will rotate between:

  • Amateur radio with the Radio Team

  • Internet cafe including webchat, Minecraft and streaming

  • Codes and signals

  • Scouts Go Solar with the Environment Team

  • Physics experiments with the Sci-Scouts Team

  • Radio challenges with the 4WD Team

  • Construction with the Pioneering Team

  • Fox hunts and Battleships
  • International and World Scouting

There will also be an Opening Parade Friday evening, activities on Saturday evening, and a Closing Parade Sunday afternoon.

How can my Unit participate?

Units wishing to camp at Cottermouth will need to organise their own campsites and food. Camping bookings should be made directly with Camp Cottermouth via https://www.campcottermouth.com.au/contact/

Units can also attend as day visitors on Saturday, Sunday, or both days.

How can I help?

The JOTA-JOTA Organising Committee (JJOC) is seeking youth members, Leaders and Adult Helpers to assist with activities bases, as well as administration, setting up, and packing down.

We are also seeking Venturer Scouts or Rover Scouts interested in event planning and management to help deliver the event. This could be used toward a Special Interest Area badge.

Please contact the JJOC using the email address below if you would like to get involved.

How do register my Unit?

Registrations will open in August and close in late September.

Registrations will be done through Operoo on a Group basis,

whether you intend camping or just day visiting.

A separate Operoo registration process will be setup for those on the JOTA Staff

How can I get more information?

Contact the JJOC via radio@scoutsact.com.au