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Radio Scouting PathJamboree on the Air
3rd Weekend in OctoberWorld Wide EventStarted 1957Now includes JOTI
World JOTA-JOTI1.3 million participants157 active countriesNearly 20,000 radio amateurs11,500+ stationsJOTA and JOTITop Countries2014ParticipantsFrom ReportsBrazil13,576Portugal11,041Malaysia8,570Netherlands8,187USA7,939Australia6,889Venezuela6,730Mexico6,529UK3,240Oman1,990
USAJamboree on the Air
2014 ResultsHow to organize a JOTA eventWork with your local Scout Council, District, or Unit.See JOTA Talking points at http://www.k2bsa.net/talking-points/ Line up with an existing Scouting event that happens on JOTA weekend --- October 16-18, 2015Go where the Scouts are as one more supporting activity for their event --- camporee, etc.
ResourcesThe go-to website http://www.scouting.org/jota.aspx Leader guidelines, operator guidelines, planning and calendars, program ideas, success stories, activity books, participation certificates, graphics.Supporting website is http://www.k2bsa.net World JOTA-JOTI at http://www.jotajoti.info
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Radio Merit Badge
Introduced in 19187,208 Earned in 2013Ranks # 73 out of ~ 135Up from 1,000/year in 1990sMorse Code Interpreter Strip5 words per minute, send and receive1,200 Sold in 2014Ranks # 2 right after Espaol
Amateur Radio Operator Rating StripDo you have a license?Sew it on.
ARRL Amateur Radio Service to Scouting Award
Adult Leaders10 Requirements, Meet 5Nomination to ARRL Section ManagerARRL issues certificate26 Issued to DateIcom America SponsorshipStarted 2012 Renewed up to 201810 Scouting Loan Stations2013 and 2017 Jamboree3 Repeaters at the SummitJamboree on the Air
K2BSA Amateur Radio AssociationCall Sign Established in 1971Association Constitution and 501c3 in 1987Operates National Jamboree StationCall Sign Available for Scouting Events Lifetime Membership $12Its all about the next generation of hams.
More InformationK2BSA Website www.K2BSA.netK2BSA Facebook Page K2BSA.Scouting K2BSA Twitter K2BSA_Scouting USA JOTA www.Scouting.org/JOTAWorld JOTA-JOTI www.jotajoti.infoJim Wilson, K5ND firstname.lastname@example.org