Registration open for JOTA-JOTI 2020

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Global Support Centre, Kuala Lumpur from Worldwide

Dear friends,

Building on the incredible enthusiasm and participation of the Special Edition of JOTI which was held in April 2020, we are pleased to announce that JOTA-JOTI (Jamboree-on-the-Air and Jamboree-on-the-Internet) will take place online and over the airwaves from Friday 16 to Sunday 18 October 2020

As the world’s largest digital and radio Scout event promoting friendship and global citizenship, young people will be able to connect with fellow Scouts and non-Scouts while experiencing a dynamic programme of fun and educational activities focused on 21st century skills.

We recognise the JOTA-JOTI 2020 will be very different for many Scouts around the world as we face together the challenges of the global COVID-19 pandemic. In some circumstances, local Scout groups are already starting to shift back to in-person Scout activities in a safe way, while other Scouts are still participating in Scouting at home. No matter the reality of Scouting in your country, JOTA-JOTI is accessible to all. Scouts around the world can register either as a group and/or as individuals and participate at any time during the weekend. We implore that all Scouts participating in JOTA-JOTI do so in a safe manner, keeping in mind local health authority regulations and guidance from their National Scout Organizations (NSOs).

Youth involvement has been at the forefront of the planning and delivery of JOTA-JOTI 2020 to ensure an interactive, educational and engaging programme to build capacities among youth for today’s new realities. Young people can learn about how to keep themselves Safe from Harm on the Internet as they engage in the JOTA-JOTI programme on our digital platform. A full programme highlighting key global partners will be communicated in September.

We encourage NSOs and JOTA-JOTI Coordinators to share the details about the opening of registration for JOTA-JOTI 2020 with their local Scout groups and Adults in Scouting, providing additional guidance to safe participation relevant to your local circumstances. Scouts can visit the digital platform at www.jotajoti.info to register as a Scout group or as individuals. Specific information for preparing to join JOTA through amateur radio including the World Scout frequencies for the weekend are already available on the same website through this subpage.

We look forward to your participation in this year’s event, and if you have any further questions, please contact Mihajlo Atanackovic, Director, Digital Engagement at the World Scout Bureau at mihajlo@scout.org.

Yours in Scouting,

Ahmad Alhendawi
Secretary General
World Organization of the Scout Movement
 

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