Gungahlin JOTA/JOTI 2016
On Saturday 15 October almost 100 members of Birralee, Well Station and Amaroo came together at the Birralee Scout Hall in Canberra, Australia to take part in Jamboree on the Air (JOTA) and Jamboree on the Internet (JOTI), an event which saw almost a million Scouts and Guides from around the world come together to talk online and through amateur radio. Our radio station, operated by a volunteer from the Canberra Region Amateur Radio Club, spoke to Scouts in Victoria and New South Wales. Using the ScoutLink chat service we spoke to Scouts from Costa Richo, the Czech Republic, Egypt, England, Indonesia, Malaysia, the Netherlands, New Zealand, Oman, the Philippines, Scotland, Singapore, and Venezuela. In the morning the Joeys and Cubs also took part in craft activities, learning about the Asia-Pacific Scout Region and the new Messengers of Peace badge.