Scafell troop took part in Jamboree-On-The-Air on the 60th anniversary.
Our friends at 7th/12th Croydon Troop and Surrey Radio Contact Club ran the JOTA station.
We got to talk to people from Norway, Ireland, Holland, Italy, Slovakia and Belguim. Although the only scout groups we actually talked to were in Petts Wood. So not quite the international contact we were hoping for.
We did have a Skype call with a troop in Sweden. Aiden said that they did the same things we did. The were just slightly older than British scouts.
Jamboree-On-The-Air (JOTA) is an official international event of the World Organization of the Scout Movement (WOSM).
JOTA enables and encourages Scouts around the world to communicate with one another by means of amateur radio, providing a fun and educational Scouting experience and promoting their sense of belonging to a worldwide Scout Movement.
JOTA related activities take place simultaneously all around the world each year during the third weekend in October.