Girl Scouts USA Activities for JOTA-JOTI

The BSA National Radio Scouting Committee, led by Doug Cook, KX5DC, have pulled together a listing of Girl Scouts of the USA activities that can be fulfilled through participation in Jamboree on the Air - Jamboree on the Internet.

Download the full document in PDF format here GSUSA requirements that JOTA-JOTI can fulfill


Girl Scouts of the USA Activities for Jamboree on the Air - Jamboree on the Internet

Jamboree on the Air - Jamboree on the Internet

(JOTA-JOTI) is the largest Scouting event in the world with over 1.3 million Scouts participating across 150+ countries. Scouts and Guides across the world connect with each other during JOTA-JOTI using the airwaves and the internet.

The event is held the third weekend of each October.

How can JOTA-JOTI help my Girl Scout

Jamboree on the Air – Jamboree on the Internet (JOTA-JOTI) is a fun and exciting annual experience for all young people in Scouting using the widest range of technology communication channels to educate, promote cultural awareness, develop tolerance, as well as enhance sharing, collaboration and teamwork, along with building a sense of fellowship with Scouts and Guides around the world.  It is a “travel-free” Jamboree that takes place wherever you are in the world.

JOTA-JOTI is an ideal STEM activity.

JOTA-JOTI activities that could fulfill Girl Scout requirements

Qualifying requirements listed in bold print

Daisies

Be a Sister to Every Girl Scout petal

  1. Talk about "Vi's Story"
  2. Create a mural about girls around the world with your Daisy friends
  3. Practice being a sister to every Girl Scout   

JOTA or JOTI: Requirement #3 could be fulfilled by making a connection/ conversation to another Girl Scout / Girl Guide.  Daisies should have Cybersecurity Badge 1, 2 and 3 requirements met for Internet Safety awareness prior to participation.

Brownies

Computer Expert badge

  1. Paint or draw with an art program
  2. Find some cool facts
  3. Take a trip online
  4. Make a connection
  5. Have some computer fun 

JOTI only: Steps 3,4,5 could be interpreted as appropriate for Jamboree on the Internet.

Brownies should have Cybersecurity Badge 1, 2 and 3 requirements met for Internet Safety awareness prior to participation.

Making Friends badge

  1. Make friendly introductions 
  2. Show friends you care
  3. Share favorite activities
  4. Learn how to disagree
  5. Practice friendship! 

JOTA or JOTI can fulfill all five of the requirements.  It’s what this event is about!

Girl Scout Way badge

  1. Sing everywhere
  2. Celebrate Juliette Low's birthday
  3. Share sisterhood
  4. Leave a place better than you found it
  5. Enjoy Girl Scout traditions

JOTA or JOTI: Girl Scouts can meet other Girl Scouts and Guides around the world to discuss songs, traditions and enjoy the worldwide fellowship of sisterhood. Requirements 1, 3 and 5 can be met.

Juniors

Girl Scout Way badge

  1. Match songs to an occasion
  2. Celebrate the Girl Scout birthday
  3. Share sisterhood
  4. Leave a place better than you found it
  5. Enjoy Girl Scout traditions! 

JOTA or JOTI.  Girl Scouts can meet other Girl Scouts and Guides around the world to discuss songs, traditions and enjoy the worldwide fellowship of sisterhood. Requirements 1, 3 and 5 can be met. Remind girls should discuss and share a song. Juniors should have Cybersecurity Badge 1, 2 and 3 requirements met for Internet Safety awareness prior to participation. 

Social Butterfly badge

  1. Hold a conversation
  2. Use table manners
  3. Be prepared for special occasions
  4. Say thank you
  5. Practice being at ease

JOTA or JOTI.  Requirements 1 and 5 can be fulfilled maintaining and being at ease with a conversation.  Discuss table manners with a scout from another country to see how these customs may differ around the world to fulfill requirement #2.

Cadettes

Netiquette badge

  1. Explore "oops!" and "wow!" moments
  2. Dig into stories of "ouch" -- and repair some hurt if necessary
  3. Look at e-mail, commenting, or blogging
  4. Decide what makes a great social media profile
  5. Spread better practices

JOTI only: It can offer an opportunity to put into practice discussing good manners with most of the requirements.

Girl Scout Way badge

  1. Lead a group in song
  2. Celebrate Girl Scout Week
  3. Share sisterhood through the Girl Scout Law
  4. Leave a camp better than you found it
  5. Enjoy Girl Scout traditions! 

JOTA or JOTI: Girl Scouts can meet other Girl Scouts and Guides around the world to discuss songs, traditions and enjoy the worldwide fellowship of sisterhood. Requirements 1, 3 and 5 can be met.

Seniors

Girl Scout Way badge

  1. Explore Girl Scout music
  2. Help younger Girl Scouts celebrate a special day
  3. Spread sisterhood through the Girl Scout Law
  4. Leave your environment better than you found it
  5. Enjoy Girl Scout traditions!   

 JOTA or JOTI: Girl Scouts can meet other Girl Scouts and Guides around the world to discuss songs, traditions and enjoy the worldwide fellowship of sisterhood. Requirements 1, 3 and 5 can be met.  

Ambassadors

Girl Scout Way badge

  1. Use song to bring people together or to spread a message
  2. Celebrate World Thinking Day
  3. Share sisterhood around the world
  4. Leave your world better than you found it
  5. Enjoy Girl Scout traditions!   

 JOTA or JOTI: Girl Scouts can meet other Girl Scouts and Guides around the world to discuss songs, traditions and enjoy the worldwide fellowship of sisterhood. Requirements 1, 3 and 5 can be met.

Can we set up our own JOTA-JOTI station for our Girl Scout Troop?

Yes!

JOTAJOTI.INFO has information to help.   Be sure to get the annual participants guide which you can show to your scouts at a troop meeting to review their interest.

Register your JOTA-JOTI station at JOTAJOTI.INFO so other Girl Scouts and Girl Guides can find your troop and make a connection.

JOTI.TV is one of the resources listed at JOTAJOTI.INFO.   It will require registration at https://www.joti.tv/portal/.

The JOTI.TV portal will require an account you will need to set up at https://www.scout.org/register

 

Summary of Internet Safety policies at Jamboree on the Internet

JOTAJOTI.INFOcontains the education and policies to provide a safe internet experience for Scouts and Guides. On the menubar look for “More on JOTA-JOTI” > How to Use the Internet to explore current safety guides.

All registered leaders with the Boy Scouts of America are required to take youth protection trainingevery two years.  Girl Scout leaders are covered by your GSUSA youth protection training and would not need to take BSA training unless you are present for 72 hours or longer at an event or serve a BSA registered leader role as well (e.g. a Girl Scout Troop that is also a Venturing Crew).

Summary of cybersecurity badges / training from the Girl Scouts of the USA

Daisy, Brownie and Junior Girl Scouts are recommended to complete the 3 cybersecurity badges available for each program prior to participating in Jamboree on the Internet.

Cybersecurity 1 – Basics

Cybersecurity 2 – Safeguards

Cybersecurity 3 – Investigator

All Girl Scouts should sign the GSUSA Internet Safety Pledgeat their troop meeting sometime before a JOTI event.

JOTI stations you plan on visiting will most likely not have the resources to conduct the cybersecurity education for you.  The program materials and the pledge form are the intellectual property of the Girl Scouts of the USA.

ARRL Radio and Wireless Technology Patch

Is a program you can offer your troop using the GSUSA’s “Council Own” patch program.  This is intended for Brownie, Cadette, Junior, Senior and Ambassador Girl Scouts. Leaders should approach their council to gain approval to see if you girls can get this patch.

http://www.arrl.org/girl-scouts-radio-patch


References in this document which mention intellectual property belonging to the Girl Scouts of the USA are intended as “fair use” allowances of summaries, reviews, and quotes.  Girl Scout leaders should reference official GSUSA publications for complete requirements, educational materials and planning.

 

 

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