World Scouting’s Jamboree-on-the-Air (JOTA) and Jamboree-on-the-Internet (JOTI) are held every year on the 3rd weekend of October: October 20 – 22 in 2023. In the Jamboree on the Air, Cubs, Scouts, and Venturers around the world communicate with each other on amateur radio. In the Jamboree on the Internet, they communicate with each other and do activities together over the Internet.
There is no charge to participate in either JOTA or JOTI. JOTA/JOTI patches can be ordered from an MCC Scout Shop and presented to participants at unit award ceremonies. MCC dens, packs, troops, and crews, groups of MCC packs, troops, and crews in a community, and MCC districts are encouraged to plan and organize JOTA events, JOTI events, and combination JOTA/JOTI events. These events are often held on the Saturday morning or afternoon or the Sunday afternoon of JOTA-JOTI weekend and are great recruiting activities.
To learn about JOTA/JOTI weekends, go to the JOTA/JOTI info page. If your unit is interested in hosting a JOTA or JOTI event, please download the JOTI event guide, JOTA event guide or the combined JOTA/JOTI guide. The current year’s JOTA/JOTI emblem will be able to be ordered at the Scout shop website prior to the event.