JOTI is the main activity that uses the computers, although we also have a photo gallery and lots of JOTA and JOTI related information.
Jamboree on the Internet
The Jamboree on the Internet is a real jamboree where Scouts and Guides use computers and applications such as IRC, email, websites, and video conferences, to communicate.
There is a page of Challenge Questions with a prize for the most answers. These questions can be used with radio or IRC contacts to keep the conversation interesting. There will be a map to record locations.
IRC Rules for JOTI
These local rules and usage policy are for your own protection and to help everyone have a pleasant and enjoyable JOTI.
IRC Quick Start
IRC stands for Internet Relay Chat. The worldwide IRC networks offer a virtual meeting place where people from all over the world can meet and talk.
To use IRC requires a client program that you use on your computer, and a server to connect to. There are many different clients.
Two popular IRC clients are mIRC and Chatzilla. mIRC is a very easy to use and powerful chat programme. This guide will help you get started with mIRC. It is designed to be printed as a single page cheat sheet placed next to each computer.
Scoutlink is a global non-profit organisation which aims to connect Scouts and Guides worldwide. Scoutlink provides a safe and supervised chatting environment using the Internet Relay Chat (IRC) technology. Scoutlink is online 365 days a year.
More information on Scoutlink can be found at the Scoutlink pages.
Our local IRC rules are based on the official Scoutlink guidelines.
The computers we use are connected together using a network. A firewall protects us from the unwanted elements of the Internet, while allowing access to the Scoutlink servers and websites.
Country Code Internet Domains
The last part of a domain name or email address (such as www.scouts.com.au) is called the Top Level Domain, but we usually think of it as a code for different countries. You probably know that .au on the end is Australia, but what about all the other countries?
Here is a link to the list of all the two letter Country Codes used for
Internet for Dummies
If you've been living in a cave for the past 25 years and never heard of the Internet, then this is a very basic introduction to the Internet.