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Garrigal and Northern Beaches District Scouts and Girl Guides NSW ACT & NT

63rd Jamboree On The Air / 24th Jamboree On The Internet

Sydney Australia 16-18 October 2020


Due to the restrictions caused by COVID-19 it is unknown whether the JOTA/JOTI camp will be able to take place in the same format as previous years.
It's the intention to run as full a programme as possible. Check back here regularly for updated information.

COVID-19 status for Scouts NSW and Guides NSW ACT and NT. The latest public health announcements can be monitored at NSW Health


Jamboree on the Air - Jamboree on the Internet (JOTA-JOTI) is a fun and exciting annual experience for all young people in Scouts and Guides using the widest range of technology communication channels to educate, promote cultural awareness, develop tolerance, as well as enhance sharing, collaboration and teamwork, along with building a sense of belonging to the worldwide Scout and Guide Movements. It is a "travel-free" Jamboree that takes place wherever you are in the world.

Last year we had an exciting new location, Terrey Hills Public School in Cooyong Ave, Terrey Hills. This is within walking distance to the Radio Club and Terrey Hills Scout Hall. We camped on the sports oval and used some of the school buildings for our activities.

Troops and Units can move in on Friday from 4.30pm. Closing parade is 12.30 on Sunday with groups packing up and moving out by 2pm.

Photos from previous camps can be viewed at jota.uniq.com.au/photo.

The local JOTA website jota.uniq.com.au has lots of JOTA and JOTI related information.

Weekend Activities

The following activities are planned for the sessions across the weekend:

Troops and Units are combined into mixed groups for the activities. Each group is given a coloured wrist band which identifies the activity for each session.

By participating in the weekend programme Scouts can achieve the Communications Proficiency Badge or work towards a Special Interest Area. The visit to the Rural Fire Service can be part of the Emergencies badge. Guides will be able to cover many areas from the Science and Technology Challenge Badge.

At least one leader from each unit needs to attend the Leader meeting at 9pm on Friday night in the COLA near the canteen. We will go through the weekend programme, take any late payment adjustments, hand out the wrist bands and payment receipts.

Programme

See this page for the full weekend programme. The page is designed to be printed directly from your browser.

Helpers

We ask each group to supply one helper for each session. This is in addition to the leader that needs to be with the group at all times. Helpers can be parents, leaders, venturers, senior guides or rovers. There's a space on the booking form to nominate your helpers.

We're especially looking for helpers for the computer and electronic kit activities. If you have basic computer skills or can weild a soldering iron and know a resistor from a capacitor then we'd love to have you for a session, a day or the whole weekend.

Cost

Costs will be announced closer to the event when we have a better idea of which elements of the programme we are able to offer.

Booking and Activity Forms

Booking forms will be available closer to the event. Leaders are asked to download the form, fill it in and email back to the booking officer. Payments are to be made by direct deposit to the nominated bank account.

Each group is responsible for collecting and looking after the appropriate activity permission forms. Sample activity forms will be provided, the E1 Activity Notification form for Scouts and the ADM.27 Activity Consent form for Guides. Groups using CareMonkey may wish to use that instead. Leaders will need to add the meeting and pickup points, total cost, and any other details for your group.

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

Camping Arrangements

Camping will be on the school sports oval. Entry is through the gate on Cooyong Ave. When dropping off youth members, the only permitted entry is to park in the street and enter on foot.

Please go to the admin area in the COLA near the camping area for your site allocation and instructions.

Each group will need to take their own garbage home at the end of the camp. Please ensure that no tent pegs or other items are left behind.

Vehicle entry to Terrey Hills Public School

There are to be no vehicles driven into the school grounds or onto the sports oval. Trailers may be pushed in and parked on the grass near the campsites, cars must be parked in the street.

Cub Scout and Junior Guide Linking Activity

Cub Scouts and Junior Guides who have turned 10 might like to camp with their Scout 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. The full fee must be paid to participate in the weekend activity.

Note that we are not offering a day visitor programme for Joeys, Cubs and Junior Guides.