International Scouting offers a world of opportunity. Whether you’re looking for an international adventure or want to find out more about how to hold an international event in your council, contact Dave Shelburne.
JOTI is held the third weekend in October, and is an event that provides the opportunity for Scouts to talk or email other Scouts all over the world. JOTI a lot of fun, and participation is one of the requirements to earn the International Spirit Award. Imagine emailing a Scout in Australia, or saying Hola! to a Cub Scout in Spain!
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Jamboree On The Air (JOTA)
Jamboree-on-the-Air (JOTA) is an annual Scouting event that uses amateur radio to link Scouts around the world, around the nation, and in your own community. Held on the third full weekend of October each year, this worldwide jamboree requires no travel, other than to a nearby radio amateur’s ham shack. Many times the hams will agree to set up at a Scout event. There are many ways to get your Scouts involved in JOTA.
December 15, 2021 | 7:00 pm | Cockrell Scout Center
In early December each year, a young Austrian girl or boy travels to Bethlehem to light a special Peace Light at the Church of the Nativity. The Peace Light then travels back to Vienna, Austria, to be shared with people from all over the world. Scouts from all over Europe and beyond then take part in a Sharing Ceremony in Vienna. Participants light their own candles from the Peace Light, and travel to communities all over the world as a symbol of peace and hope. Scouts have taken part in this ceremony for 25 years, showing our Movement's commitment to spreading peace. Track how the Peace Light travels across the world, share photos and stories of your own participation and take part in a special Peace Light Challenge on scout.org/peacelight from December 4-31, 2021. Use #PeaceLight when posting pictures.
The flame will reach Houston on December 15th. If you wish to take the flame home, please bring a candle or later and a safe way to transport it back to your unit. Candles will be available for everyone.