|Amateur Radio Operator Strip for scouting uniforms|
Since 1958 -- when the first Jamboree on the Air was held -- millions of Scouts have met through this event. Many contacts made during JOTA have resulted in pen pals and links between Scout troops that have lasted many years. The radio stations are operated by radio amateurs, and many Scouts and leaders hold licenses and have their own stations. The majority of JOTA Scouts participate through stations operated by local radio clubs and individual hams.
Be sure to support scouting and the JOTA special event. Scouting is an excellent endeavour for kids and it is preparing our future leaders, citizens, and a new generation of hams.
|Radio Merit Badge|