The Crescent Bay District
Invites you to participate in the
56th Annual International Jamboree on the Air
SUNDAY October 20th, 2013 11am – 4pm
Hosted by Anshe Emes Synagogue
1490 S Robertson Blvd, Los Angeles, CA
Radio Merit Badge Counselors
Fun stuff to play with
Cost $5 per scout (Includes patch while supplies last) and $2 parents / siblings
Special SoCal Scout Communication on 28.450 (10 meters) 147.270 (2 meters)
What is JOTA?
When Scouts want to meet young people from another country, they usually think of attending a World Jamboree. But few people realize that each year more than 400,000 Scouts and Guides “get together” over the airwaves for the annual Jamboree-on-the-Air (JOTA). Modern technology offers Scouts the exciting opportunity to make friends in other countries without leaving home.
JOTA is an annual event in which Boy and Girl Scouts and Guides from all over the world speak to each other by means of Amateur (ham) Radio. Scouting experiences are exchanged and ideas are shared via radio waves. Since 1958 when the first Jamboree-on-the-Air was held, millions of Scouts have met each other through this event. Many contacts made during JOTA have resulted in pen pals and links between Scout troops that have lasted many years.
With no restrictions on age or on the number of participants, and at little or no expense, JOTA allows Scouts to contact each other by ham radio. The radio stations are operated by licensed amateur radio operators. Many Scouts and leaders hold licenses and have their own stations, but the majority participates in JOTA through stations operated by local radio clubs and individual radio amateurs. Some operators use television or computer-linked communications.
For more information or questions see www.scouting.org/jota/
or contact Sanford Weinberg at firstname.lastname@example.org
Click on any of the thumbnail images below to view a gallery of the event.