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Sydney North Region Scouts and Girl Guides NSW & ACT

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 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 around 1 million participants from over 150 countries worldwide!

Scouts and Guides on the Northern Beaches meet at the Big 4 Lakeside Caravan Park for their annual camp. Troops can move in on Friday from 2pm to 7pm. Move out is from 1pm on Sunday.

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:

All activities are done at Narrabeen, apart from Radio which is held at Terrey Hills.

By participating in the weekend programme Scouts will be eligible for the Communications Proficiency Badge. A variety of activities will cover the required tasks.

See this page for the full programme.


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

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

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 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 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 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 directions.