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Taking Part.

There are a number of ways to participate in JOTI: Which you use will depend on the computer hardware, software, internet access and technical knowledge that is available to you and the members of your Group.

To put it in simple terms: you get a group of Rovers, Venturers, Scouts, Cubs, Keas, and/or Leaders together in front of a computer that has internet access with someone who is knowledgeable enough to take charge of operations.

When taking part in JOTI, you can:

  • Send e-mails and reply to any that you get.
  • Chat live by keyboard or vioce to people all over the world in chat programmes using Scoutlink Servers.
  • Look at web pages by surfing Scout and Guide pages around the world.
  • Take part in bulletin boards, discussion forums, news groups, ICQ, MSN and much much more....
  • Remember, your JOTI event doesn’t have to be huge or flashy. It may simply be the getting together at someone’s home where they have access to the internet. The beauty of using the internet is that taking part in JOTI is so simple to arrange.

    Most of the communication takes place over E-mail and in a chat network called IRC (the Internet Relay Chat).

    JOTI allows you to build friendships with Scouts in other countries and to find out more about their countries and their scouting lives. Often, these contacts will last for years and form a foundation for upcoming group visits and joint activities.

    Special Scout chat sites are set up so that Scouts can chat safely - free from the predators out there who lurk on unsecured sites waiting to prey on the unwary!

    The best ones to use are at: (use the #english channel).

    Java must be enabled to be able to use these sites.

    Full details about setting up JOTI sites are available at http://http:/joti/org/en/index.html. They are very comprehensive and essential reading.


    Certificates are now available from the National Organiser.

    You will be able to get the 54th JOTA one for each of your participants by filling in this FORM and sending it to the National Organiser. The designer of the logo for this year's JOTA and JOTI is Felipe Trejo Malpica from the Octavio group in Jalisco, Mexico: "The reef knot unites the world so it doesn't rip apart, especially in these times of crisis. It also symbolises the Scout Brotherhood throughout the world. In the typography of JOTA, the letter O represents radio communication; in JOTI, the letter I, a mouse represents the Internet. This idea is to graphically represent a world which uses modern means of communication to send a message of peace, unity, and of support in the face of the disasters that surround us."

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    Return to my JOTI page.

    11 October 2011