Please join us for the 62nd Annual Jamboree on the Air (JOTA) event and enjoy worldwide communications via Amateur Radio and the internet. JOTA is the largest Scouting event in the world with over 1.8 million Scouts participating across 150+ countries. Scouts of all ages are welcome to come and participate. This year’s event will be held at McGimsey Scout Park in the Cub Pavilion area. The event starts Friday, October 18th from 6:00PM to 10:00PM, Saturday from 9:30AM to 10:00PM, and concludes Sunday 9:30AM to 12:00PM. Participants can camp out overnight Friday & Saturday. If you are interested in participating, reservations are strongly encouraged. Please send us a count of the number of youth and adults in your group that will be attending, the times you are wanting to attend, and if you’re group will be camping overnight.
Amateur Radio (ham radio) is a popular hobby and service that brings people together globally. People use radio to communicate across town, across the country, around the world, and into space using the “Air Waves”, satellites, repeaters and the internet. It’s fun, social, educational, and provides the ability to speak with fellow amateur operator’s globally thereby creating friendship’s and spreading international goodwill. It can be used as a lifeline during times of need, and fosters good communication development for the Scout.