Jamboree on the Air (JOTA)
Date: October 20 - October 20 | Time: 9:00 am - 2:30 pm
Jamboree on the Air is the largest International Scouting event in the world. In a typical year more than 1 million Scouts participate with over 11,000 stations operated by 20,000+ amateur radio operators in operation from 150+ countries around the world.
The Cape Fear Council is proud to partner with our local Amateur Radio Club and the ARRL to host a station for the 61st Jamboree-On-The-Air or JOTA! Radio Operators will be set up at the Scout Service Center in Wilmington beginning at 9am and plan to be available all day.
JOTA covers many requirements for various awards and badges in Scouting. Scouts can also check of some requirements towards earning the International Spirit Award. For more resources click here.
Cub Scouts can also earn advancement as part of this program. Here is a link to many Cub Scout Resources including den meeting plans in preparation for the event: http://k2bsa.wstearns.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/09/Cub-Scout-Program-Helps-JOTA.pdf
Refund Policy Fees are generally not refundable; however they are transferable to other Scouts in the same unit. Full refunds will only be considered if requested in writing using the Activity Transfer/Refund Request Form a minimum of two weeks prior to the start of Council organized activity (cub camp, merit badge days, jamboree, Philmont, etc.) and are subject to approval by the Council Camping Committee.
Partial refunds may be given for later requests due to emergencies, medical situations or mandatory summer school. Requests for partial refunds must be received in writing by the Director of Support Services no later than 10 days after the conclusion of activity and will be reviewed by the Council Camping Committee. Notify the Director of Support Services immediately if a Scout may not attend activity due to illness, injury or a personal issue. All refunds will be issued via check.
All requests for refunds must be submitted in writing and mailed to the Council Service Center attention Director of Support Services or emailed to Matthew.email@example.com Attention: Activity Transfer/Refund Request. Please include how the check should be made out, who it is to be mailed to, and all pertinent information in relation to the reason for the refund.