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:
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:
www.scoutlink.org (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.
Return to my JOTI page.
11 October 2011