A World-wide Event open to Cub and Scout BSA Units from all districts
The registration (above) will be open until Thursday night. Earlier payment calculation errors have been fixed and refunds were issued where necessary.
Jamboree-on-the-Air, or JOTA, is the largest Scouting event in the world. It is held annually the third full weekend in October. JOTA uses amateur radio to link Scouts and hams around the world, around the nation, and in your own community.
Scouts of any age can participate, from Cub Scouts to Boy Scouts and Venturers, including girls. Once at the ham radio station, the communication typically involves talking on a microphone and listening on the station speakers. However, many forms of specialized communication may also be taking place, such as video communication, digital communication (much like sending a message on your smartphone but transmitted by radio), or communication through a satellite relay or an earth-based relay (called a repeater). The exchanges include such information as name, location (called QTH in ham speak), Scout rank, age, and hobbies.
The stations you’ll be communicating with can be across town, across the country, or even around the world! The World Scout Bureau reported that the 2017 JOTA-JOTI had over 1.5 million Scout participants from more than 160 countries.
Broadcasting from Watchung Reservation Scout Area on Fri/Sat/Sun
For more information, Use the Menu (above) or Topics (below)
Meet and talk to fellow Scouts and Scouters from all over the world during this virtual jamboree. Everyone will contact with at least one other person for 5-10 minutes.
Come for the day or camp for the weekend. Jamboree on the air runs 24 hour a day, so camp with us to enjoy some late evening and early morning radio time.
When you are not on the radio, join us for other merit badges, hikes, astronomy, pioneering, and games. Open to campers and day-trippers.