The Jamboree-on-the-Air, or JOTA, is an annual Scouting event that uses amateur radio to link Scouts around the world, around the nation, and in your own community. Held on the third full weekend of October each year, this worldwide jamboree requires no travel, other than to a nearby radio amateur’s ham shack. Many times the hams will come to you by setting up at a Scout camporee, or perhaps they already have a ham shack at your council’s camp. There are many ways to get your Scouts involved in JOTA.
For more details, check out http://www.scouting.org/JOTA.aspx
For those interested in participating in JOTA locally…Frank VanWinkle will be opening his home on Friday and Saturday evenings from 7-9pm. You can call him at Loop-Jacobsen Jeweler at 503-325-6181 for directions. Remember Youth Protection guidelines will be practiced and scouts should plan to bring an adult/buddy with them.