The world’s largest digital Scout event promoting friendship and global citizenship!
JOTA and JOTI are youth programme events intended for young people in Scouting of all ages. The purpose of JOTA-JOTI is to enable and encourage Scouts around the world to communicate with one another by means of amateur radio and the internet, providing a fun and educational Scouting experience and promoting their sense of belonging to a worldwide Scout Movement.
At world level, JOTA-JOTI is co-ordinated by the World JOTA-JOTI Team (WJJT) who are a team of volunteers assisted by staff at the World Scout Bureau. At national level JOTA-JOTI is co-ordinated by National JOTA-JOTI Co-ordinators (NJCs).
Once again, several Scout Groups from the Central District of The Scouts’ Association of Malta
participated in this international event. These groups were the Attard Group, the Qormi Group, the Santa Venera Group, the rover crew from St. Aloysius’ College Group, the 1st Birkirkara Group, the St. Augustine College’s Air Scouts Group, the Dingli Group (at Mellieha Scouts Hq) and the Mtarfa Group at their Hq jointly with the North District’s Qawra Group.
The Birkirkara Scout Group station.
JOTA-JOTI is about the 21st century skills you can learn in Scouting and the values of global citizenship. The event is open to Scouts around the world, enabling young people to connect and communicate with each other using the Internet and amateur radio. JOTA-JOTI engages youth in educational activities that build teamwork, cross-cultural understanding and skills for the future.
At Mellieha Fort, the Dingli Scouts station.
This year’s JOTA-JOTI programme was designed to enable Scouts and Leaders to choose their own educational adventure, learn about global issues, and connect with other Scouts from every corner of the world using modern technology. These activities ranged from inspiring Scout talks to online gaming sessions to amateur radio challenges.
The Mtarfa Group’s station was operated jointly with the North District’s Qawra Scout Group.
To ensure that every participant has a positive and inclusive JOTA-JOTI experience, everyone who registers receives clear information about how to be safe and how to avoid unsafe situations on the Internet. This information adheres strictly to World Scouting’s Safe from Harm policy and protections.
Below: The Qormi Scout Group’s Venture Scouts and Troop at their GHq station.
Young Air Scouts in action at the St. Augustine’s College Air Scout Group Hq.
Rover Scouts and mascot engaged in scout web chat at St. Aloysius’ College Scout Group Hq.
This year, the Santa Venera Scouts’ of the Troop and Venture Unit practised several communications games, which included the phonetic alphabet, semaphore flags and the Morse Code at their GHq.