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Bay Area CouncilSCOUTS BSAJamboree On the Air 2019

Jamboree On the Air


Jamboree-On-the-Air, or JOTA, is the largest Scouting event in the world. It is held annually the third full weekend in October. JOTA uses amateur radio to link Scouts and hams around the world, around the nation, and in your own community.


Scouts of any age can participate, from Cub Scouts to Boy Scouts, Explorers and Venturers, including girls. Once at the ham radio station, the communication typically involves talking on a microphone and listening on the station speakers. The exchanges include such information as name, location, Scout rank, age, and hobbies. The stations you’ll be communicating with can be across town, across the country, or even around the world. The World Scout Bureau reported that the 2017 JOTA had over 1.5 million Scout participants from more than 160 countries.

TIME: Friday after Noon. Come for one hour or stay overnight. Camping is available.

DATE: Third weekend in October

PLACE: Hitchcock Park, 7002 2nd St., Hitchcock, TX 77563 (Next to Hitchcock Fire Department.)

COST: Complimentary

PLEASE BRING: Tent gear for camping, chairs, and food.

CONTACT: Bill Vogler at 281-910-0133