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Wargrave Cubs and Scouts Experience International Scouting with JOTA

Wargrave Cubs and Scouts Experience International Scouting with JOTAWargrave Cubs and Scouts Experience International Scouting with JOTA
Image contributed by:
Pete Walsh

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Wargrave Scout Group took part in the annual Jamboree On The Air (JOTA) and Internet (JOTI). JOTA is the world's largest coordinated global youth event with over 1 million young people from over 150 countries talking to each other using short wave radio and internet chat.

More than 20 Cubs and Scouts from Wargrave spent the afternoon using different forms of technology to exchange greetings and spoke to other young people over the airwaves in Norway, Italy, Scotland, Ireland, The Netherlands and France. Online contacts were made with Indonesia, Brazil, China and Trinidad!

Last year Wargrave Scouts participated in the Finland International Jamboree, and contact was made with a Scout from the Finnish troop that hosted us, which was particularly special.

Contributed by: Pete Walsh

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