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60th Jamboree On The Air / 21st Jamboree On The Internet, Narrabeen Australia 20-22 October 2017

60 Years Connecting Scouts

The Jamboree of the Air (JOTA) and the Jamboree on the Internet (JOTI) are international Scout and Girl Guide events held every year on the third full weekend in October. On this weekend Scouts and Girl Guides all over the world join in using Amateur Radio and the Internet to talk to each other. It's the biggest activity in Scouts and Girl Cuides, with over 1.3 million participants from over 150 countries worldwide!

Scouts and Guides on the Northern Beaches camp at the Sydney Lakeside Caravan Park for their annual event. Troops and units can move in on Friday from 4pm. Closing parade is 12.30 on Sunday with groups packing up and moving out by 2pm.

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.

Weekend Activities

The following activities will be done in sessions across the weekend:

Radio sessions are held at Terrey Hills. All other activities are at Narrabeen.

By participating in the weekend programme Scouts can earn the Communications Proficiency Badge while Guides will be eligible for the Science and Technology Challenge Badge.

See this page for the full programme.

Cost

Cost for camping and activities for the weekend is $60 for youth and $35 for leaders. Venturers and Senior Guides helping are $15 per night. Each group will need to add the cost of food and other items to this.

There are no fees for helpers not staying overnight, although each Scout troop or Guide unit must have at least one adult leader with them at all times.

Booking and Activity Forms now available online

Leaders, download the Booking and Activity Forms using the links in the left hand column. Enter data directly into the Booking document and then email it to the bookings officer by 29 September 2017.

This year there is the option of payment by Direct Deposit. When paying this way, please email the booking officer with the details of the deposit so that we can match it to your group.

Sample activity forms are provided, the E1 Activity Notification form for Scouts and the ADM.27 Activity Consent form for Guides. Leaders will need to add the meeting and pickup points, total cost, and other specific details.

Groups that turn up on the weekend without a booking will be turned away if we do not have room.

Cub Scout and Junior Guide Linking Activity

Cub Scouts and Junior Guides who have turned 10 might like to camp with their Scout troop or Guide unit for the weekend. This is a short, easy camp for older Cubs and Junior Guides to see if they are ready to step up.

Cub Scouts and Junior Guides Activities

There is also a short programme suitable for Joeys, 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 of these 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.

When dropping off youth members, the only permitted entry is to park in Walsh St on the northern side of the caravan park and enter on foot via the gateway about 50 metres from the corner of Narrabeen Park Pde.

Leaders, or parents 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 white tent for your site allocation and instructions.