Saturday, October 20, 2007
9 AM - 4 PM at the Merit Badge University
Kennesaw State University, Kennesaw, Georgia
(Worldwide the JOTA event runs from Friday, October 19, starting at 6 PM,
through Sunday, October 21 at 8 PM Eastern)
Join in the annual “Jamboree-on-the-Air” this October! This event is a gathering of Boy and Girl Scouts, Cub Scouts, and guides from all over the world. By means of Amateur (Ham) Radio, your Scouts can make contact with other scouts around the United States and all over the world. Last year Scouts from over 100 countries participated in the Jamboree-on-the-Air. BSA Troop 204 Boy Scouts will have a ham radio station, W4JO, on the air for this event.
Every Scout and Scouter that talks on the radio can earn this multi-colored patch.
Make plans to join us for an interesting and unique opportunity to share the wide world of Scouting with your Scouts. For Scouting program considerations,
a) Participants in the Jamboree-on-the-Air receive a multi-colored patch.
b) You can complete the "on the air radio conversation" requirement for the Radio Merit Badge.
c) You can fulfills requirement #9b in the "Citizenship in the World" Eagle required merit badge by taking part in this international event in your area.
d) Participating in the Jamboree-on-the-Air completes one of the requirements toward the International Activity Badge (available to Cub Scouts, Boy Scouts, and Scouters).
e) You could incorporate Cub Scout belt loop activities such as Communication, Languages and Culture, and Geography.
Den Leaders: Schedule JOTA as an hour long Den activity. Your Cubs will get a chance to talk on the radio and ask plenty of questions. If you would like to volunteer to teach a belt loop activity, please let me know.
Scout Leaders: Schedule JOTA as an hour long (or more) outing. Your Scouts will get to talk on the radio and ask plenty of questions. If you have Scouts that are interested in the Radio Merit Badge, please let me know. We may be able to spend some time covering a portion of the MB requirements during the day.
If you would like to help operate the Amateur Radio equipment, or if plan to bring your Den or Troop, please RSVP to James Olson at: [email protected]
For more information on the Jamboree-on-the-Air (JOTA), try these websites:
http://www.arrl.org/scouts/jota-resources/jota2007september.pdf -- Great 1 page flyer for the event
http://www.scouting.org/international/jota.html --- Boy Scouts of America International Division webpage
http://www.home.zonnet.nl/worldscout/Jota/44jota.htm and http://www.scout.org/front/docs/C0418jota_e.pdf -- World Scouting JOTA announcement
http://www.arrl.org/FandES/ead/jota.html -- The American Radio Relay League (ham radio society) website with JOTA information
http://home.hetnet.nl/~richard.middelkoop/Jota/library/WJR05.pdf -- World Scouting report on JOTA 2005