Scouts target two million participants for this year’s JOTA-JOTI, the world’s largest Scouting event
19 October 2018, Kuala Lumpur:Two million young people from around the world are expected to take part in this year’s Jamboree-On-The-Air-Jamboree-On-The-Internet(JOTA-JOTI),the world’s biggest Scouting event.
During JOTA-JOTI, which takes place this year from 19-21 October, Scouts and Guides will encounter numerous different languages and cultures in a worldwide learning experience that lasts all day and well into the night.
Scouts use amateur radio, the Internet and a wide range of other communication channels, including Morse Code, to connect with each other over the JOTA-JOTI weekend. The initiative helps to promote cultural understanding and enhance sharing, collaboration and teamwork.
Some 20,000 licensed amateur radio operators put 12,000 radio stations on the air with state-of-the-art technology. Additionally, 19,000 locations will operate Skype, Internet message boards, and a wide variety of social media. JOTI Radio and JOTI TV will be live on the web and broadcast interviews with leaders from the World Organization of the Scout Movement.
JOTA-JOTI, held every year on the on the third weekend of October, is designed to make participants feel that they belong to a global movement and is open to everyone.
About World Organization of the Scout Movement(WOSM)
Scouting isthe world’s leading educational youth movement, engaging millions of young people to be active citizens and create positive change in their communities. The World Scout Movement ismade up of more than50 million Scoutsconnected together through a membership networkof 169 National Scout Organizations.