JOTA @ Camp Herms Event Recap

On Saturday, October 17, 2020, Pack 104 scouts convened bright and early at Camp Herms for the Annual Jamboree-on-the-Air (JOTA) event. There were 15 scouts who participated in this outdoor event.

All COVID safety guidelines were strictly followed. Attendees all wore masks, kept physically-distanced from others, and hand-sanitizer was used extensively.

Scouts did a “Fox Hunt” using a directional wave antenna.
We talked with Scouts in Michigan and San Diego, California.
Everyone had a wonderful time and all 15 scouts successfully completed requirements for their Webelo / AOL Scouts Requirement 10.d. for Building a Better World Adventure or Scouts BSA Radio Merit Badge requirement # 9a or #9d. Congrats!

Jamboree-on-the-Air is an annual international event in which Scouts and Guides all over the world speak to each other by means of amateur radio. Scouting experiences are exchanged and ideas are shared, via the radio waves. Each year about half-a-million Scouts and Guides “get together” over the airwaves for the annual JOTA.JOTI is a similar event but uses the Internet. JOTA and JOTI will be different this year.JOTA will take place at Camp Herms.