It’s JOTA JOTI time again!

4th durban joti jotaFrom the 20th to the 22nd of October 2023 Scouting members world-wide will be talking, sharing, and having fun online and over the airwaves at JOTA JOTI, the world’s largest digital Scout event. This educational event brings together more than 2 million Scouts every year for a weekend of Scouting and friendship. Young people can learn about communication technology and connect with fellow Scouts from over 171 countries.

Registration for JOTA JOTI 2023 is now open.

The time has come for each Scout Group to register for the largest Scouting event of the year.  Registration can be done at the worldwide site:

Why should your Scout Group sign up?

JOTA 2016Registration for this years JOTA JOTI event provides your Group access to the World JOTA JOTI Jamboree page. You will be able to see all the registered stations from around the world, and take part in the largest annual Scout event. Having sight of the stations around the world before the event, will allow you to reach out and setup a time to meet on the weekend. Let your Meerkats, Cubs, Scouts, Rovers and volunteers met their peers from around the world from the safety of your Scout hall or local meeting place. Start planning your event now!

What will you need for JOTA or JOTI?

Once registered, for either JOTA “Jamboree of the Air”, or JOTI “Jamboree on the Internet”, have a read through the requirements and decide what you are able to do.

For JOTA, you will need a Radio Ham to assist. Sufficient time is required to arrange this. There are plenty around the country. Contact SSA’s National JOTA JOTI Coordinator Richard Hooper for assistance

4th durban joti jotaFor a JOTI event, all you need is a computer and an internet connection. All the details are online and available to you when you register. If you do need assistance, contact SSA’s National JOTA JOTI Coordinator Richard Hooper

It’s not difficult to setup an event at your Scout Hall. All you need is a couple of Cubs and Scouts and a Scouter or two to organize the weekend. It’s a great opportunity to have Pack and Troop working together. Run a badge or two over the weekend, and take part in the International game, JamPuz. No need to run the entire weekend either; you choose what days to run according to your Group’s schedule. The busiest times are on the Saturday.

For information and assistance from the National JOTA JOTI coordinator, contact Richard at