Jamboree on the Air and Internet


Jamboree on the Air and Jamboree on the Internet last took place on
Saturday October 21st and Sunday October 22nd, 2023.

Jamboree on the Air and Jamboree on the Internet will next take place on
Saturday October 19th and Sunday October 20th, 2024.


What are Jamboree on the Air and Jamboree on the Internet?
The Jamboree on the Air, or JOTA, is an annual Scouting event that uses amateur radio to link Scouts around the world, around Canada, 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 amateur radio shack, Scout meeting place, camp or community center.
JOTA started in 1958 (with the World JOTA Bureau located right here in Ottawa, Canada), making 2024's event the 67TH annual JOTA. In 1997, communicating through the internet was added, and this was called Jamboree on the Internet or JOTI for short... so that makes this year the 28TH JOTI! Both annual events are sanctioned and sponsored by the World Organization of the Scouting Movement.
In short, it's the best way to talk to over a million Scouts and Guides without having to leave your own community!

How do I get started?
For that information, you've come to the right place. The National JOTA/JOTI Team is developing resources to help you join the JOTA/JOTI experience or make your event better! Resources available include:
  • A Getting Started Guide for JOTA and JOTI (download it below)
  • Scouts Canada national JOTA/JOTI crest available
  • Participation Cards for all your youth and Scouters who participate
  • Resources for games, activities, and Internet safety (download below)

If you are interested in or planning to participate in JOTI or JOTA within Canada, please contact us so we can keep track of participation as well as send you resources you can use.

The following downloads are available: Download these now and use them on JOTA/JOTI weekend!
Excited? Enthused? Mildy curious?

Please register now to receive information and resources for JOTA/JOTI as they are available.
For more information, e-mail the National JOTA/JOTI Coordinator at JOTA.Coordinator@scouts.ca.