This weekend (18th and 19th of October) is the annual JOTI/JOTA event. This is an international event for Scouts all over the world which takes place on the air waves (Jamboree On The Air) and on the internet (Jamboree On The Internet). While the ‘air’ part requires some specialist kit, the internet part can be done by anyone reading this post! There’s an ‘IRC’ (Internet Relay Chat) section which is text based communication that only requires a web browser.
Loads more information can be found here:
But if you want to get connected quickly and know a bit about what you’re doing, go here:
This is a simple browser based chat client where you type messages to other people from around the world, in small ‘rooms’. There’s a few simple rules, which are nothing you wouldn’t expect and the rooms are monitored by operators (who have an ‘@’ sign in front of their nick names) who will remove people if needed. (For 1st P/BS – including Matt D!)
You’ll be asked for a JID code periodically – it’s a way to track how many people you’re talking to and where they’re based. I’ve registered on behalf of the unit, and our JID code is:
(If you’re here from 1st Prestbury, the JID code is: 5GB67C)
(If you’re here from Black Sheep, the JID code is: 5GB34F)
Channels you may be interested in, which you can join with the command “/join #channelname”
#English – for chatting in English
#youth – for younger participants generally (1st P Cubs)
#japan2015 – for Jamboree people
Other useful commands:
“/nick NEWNICKNAME” – change how people see your name
“/me DOES AN ACTION” – appears to other users as “1stPrestburyAkela DOES AN ACTION”
If you get any JIDs off people, please make a note and send them in to me! (1st Prestbury – please send to the email address for your section, Black Sheep use FB)
Parents – if you’re helping your cub/scout/explorer with this I’d encourage you to read the website a bit to get a good understanding of the nature of the event – while it should be entirely scouts, it is an internet based event and safety precautions should be taken.
Scouts – Read this and talk to your parents if you have any concerns.