Join In Events

Join in events are simply coordinated events where Scouts around the world simultaneously participate locally in the event. This type of event allows Scouts to take part in activities at the same time as other Scouts, promoting the idea of Scouting brotherhood. Participants are awarded a badge as a recognition of having participated in the worldwide event.

Scout Scarf Day 2017
August 1, 2017

The idea of "Scout Scarf Day" is that all active and former scouts are requested to wear their scout scarfs in public to make the "Spirit of Scouting" visible: Once a Scout - Always a Scout! The date of the event commemorates the very first Scout Camp on Brownsea Island in 1907.

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Jamboree on the Air - JOTA
October 20 - 22, 2017

Scouts around the world share much in common, and Scouting encourages them to use that mutual understanding as the basis for learning about each other, making friends, and building a better and more peaceful world. The word "Jamboree" is said to have been invented by Baden-Powell as a name for an event which brings Scouts together from around the world. The first World Jamboree was in 1920, and it was a remarkable, historic, event bringing together some 8,000 Scouts from 34 countries. The spirit and drive for Scouts to get together at international events has never diminished, and there are hundreds of "international" Scouting events each year. Getting together does not always require a physical presence. In 1957, the concept of the World Scout Jamboree On The Air was launched, and it has been a popular event that today involves more than 500,000 Scouts and Girl Guides who communicate with each other on the third weekend of each October by amateur radio and related technology.

The National Council has provided an extensive library of information designed specifically to support JOTA. You will find fact sheets, participant certificates, station registration, tips on best practices, and much more. Visit JOTA at National BSA...

Jamboree on the Internet - JOTI
October 20 - 22, 2017

In November 1996 the World Scout Committee, noting that Scouting already had a considerable presence on the Internet, and that there was already an informal and rapidly growing Jamboree on the Internet, decided that JOTI should become an official international Scouting event, and that it should be held on the same weekend as the Jamboree on the Air (JOTA).

The World Scout Jamboree on the Internet is held on the third full weekend of October each year, starting at 00:00 hours local time on the Saturday and concluding 48 hours later at 24:00 hours local time on the Sunday.

Special Internet Jamborees may also be organized in conjunction with local, national and international Scouting events which are held at other times of the year.

Information about JOTI is maintained on BSA National Council web site and the World Organization of the Scout Movement website.

World Scout Radio Nets

Weekly or monthly nets exist in which licensed Scouts meet on the air. Click Here for more information.

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September 12, 2017
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
International Committee Meeting
Volunteer Service Center

October 20 - 22, 2017
Jamboree on the Air (JOTA)
Jamboree on the Internet (JOTI)
Volunteer Service Center
Parking Lot

July 17 - 27, 2018
(July 16 - 28 w/travel)
Blair Atholl Jamborette

World Organization of the Scout Movement (WOSM)
World Organization of the Scout Movement (WOSM)

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