Gulf Stream Council is hosting a Jamboree on the Air (JOTA) Camporee. This international jamboree is held annually on the 3rd weekend of October and uses communication technology to connect Scouts from around the world. Be a part of the world’s largest amateur radio scouting event that promotes friendship and global citizenship. Attending JOTA will satisfy requirement 7E of the Citizenship in The World Merit Badge. Activities include learning and using amateur radios (ham radios), lashing together a radio antenna tower, radio fox hunt (find the hidden transmitter), contests, council fire, meet members from local amateur radio clubs, learn about how to become a license amateur radio operator, see demonstration of technology, get help programming your radio, council fire, and more. Enjoy a great weekend of camping. Registration as a unit is preferred.
Scouts can sign up for only ONE Merit Badges class. The MB class will be 4 hours block either in the morning or afternoon. Classes are limited to ten scouts. Some merit badge will have prerequisites, See Leader Guide for details. When not in merit badge class scouts should get on the radios and make contact around the world.
An FCC License Exam session will be offered all day on Saturday inside of Lassiter. Two forms of ID will be needed for the exam. Scouts wanting to take and pass the FCC exam will need to get Gordon West 2022-2026 Technician Class Book and start studying on their own or with a local radio club. See leader guide for details.
The registration fee includes a full weekend of camping, meals, council fire, activities, JOTA patch, and a JOTA QLS Card. Units will receive a participation ribbon for troop flag. Meals will be served out of the dining hall on Saturday and Sunday breakfast. There will be NO day campers for scouts. There will be NO provisional campers so sign up and attending as unit. If units are hungry on Friday night visit the NYLT fundraisers Grill for dinner.
Webelos and AOL program include Science Everywhere Nova Award Tech Talk and build and launch water bottle rockets. No provisional camping option for Cub Scouts.
Registration open on August 1, 2024, at http://www.gulfstreamcouncil.org/jota2024
Early Bird registration starts on August 1, 2024, price $65
Regular registration starts on September 1, price $75
Late Registration starts on October 1, price $85
Registration closing on October 11, 2024.
See the JOTA Camporee Leaders Guide for more details.
Sam Wilfond WS4BSA@gmail.com
Information subject to changes.