56th Jamboree On The Air / 17th Jamboree On The Internet, Narrabeen Australia 18-20 October 2013
The Jamboree of the Air and the Jamboree on the Internet are international Scout and Guide events held every year on the third full weekend in October. On this weekend Scouts and Guides all over the world all join in using Amateur Radio and the Internet to talk to each other. It's the biggest activity in Scouting, with over 700,000 participants worldwide!
Sydney North Region Scouts and The Northern Sydney Girl Guides will hold a JOTA/JOTI Camp, from Friday evening, 18 October to Sunday, 20 October 2013 at Sydney Lakeside Caravan Park. This is a fun weekend camp, where Guides and Scouts join together to participate in the organised activities.
By participating in the weekend programme Scouts will be eligible for the Communications Proficiency Badge. A variety of activities will cover the required tasks.
It's time to start planning for the camp now. The Leader Information will be available soon to download from this page. Applications must be received by the end of school term 3. Groups that turn up without pre-booking will be have to wait for a camp site to be allocated or may miss out.
Cost for the weekend has not been confirmed yet, but as an indication last year it was $50 for youth and $35 for leaders.
There are no fees for helpers not staying overnight, although each troop must have at least one adult leader with them at all times.
Photos from previous camps can be viewed at http://jota.uniq.com.au/photo/
The JOTA camp website http://jota.uniq.com.au has lots of JOTA and JOTI related information.
Cub Scout Linking Activity
Cub Scouts who have turned 10 might like to camp with their Scout troop for the weekend. This is a short, easy camp for older Cubs to try out Scouts to see if they are ready to step up.
Cub Scouts and Junior Guides Activities
There is also a low cost programme suitable for Cub Scouts and Junior Guides. Read more about it. Please advise the booking officer by email of the expected numbers from your group and we will allocate a time for you. All day visitor activities take place at Narrabeen.
Vehicle entry to Sydney Lakeside Caravan Park
Please take note of these vehicle entry requirements on Friday evening. This is to avoid a traffic jam inside the caravan park.
For those dropping off youth members, the preferred entry is to park in Walsh St on the northern side of the caravan park and enter via the gateway about 50 metres from the corner of Narrabeen Park Pde.
Those dropping off equipment or with trailers may enter via the caravan park main gate off Lake Park Road. Follow the road around, go straight ahead through the roundabout, at the end turn left and go past the toilet block. We are camping on the grassy area north and east of this building.
Please go to the large bookings marquee for your site allocation and directions.
Jamboree on the Air, Narrabeen Australia 2012
200 Scouts and Guides from Sydney North met for their annual JOTA/JOTI camp on Narrabeen Lagoon. This is a fun camp where both Guides and Scouts join together for activities over the weekend. They were joined by over 50 Cubs and Brownies who made a short visit to try out some of the JOTA activities.
The sharp increase in numbers left us a bit short handed in some of the activities, but everyone got their fair go in the end. Some speculation was a last chance to ge3t a couple of extra nights camping in before AJ2013.
Read more about JOTA 2011.