Planning for the jamboree
Barbados Boy Scouts is in the planning stages for the World Scout Jamboree On The Internet. This is an international Scout Meeting on the Internet which takes places every year on the third weekend of October. During that weekend, thousands of Scouts from all over the world meet and communicate with each other over the Internet, using any technologies locally available, from web browsers to e-mail, chat programs, microphones, scanners and digital cameras. Scout groups combine this event with the Jamboree On The Air, an event where Scouts can communicate with each other over radio amateur frequencies with the assistance of a local radio amateur crew.
Most of the communication takes place over email and in a chat network called IRC, the Internet Relay Chat. JOTI and JOTA allow Scouts to build friendships with Scouts in other countries and to find out more about their civil and Scouting life. Often, these contacts last for years and build the base for upcoming group trips and enterprises.