Last year's scouting Jamboree on the Air (JOTA) didn't have quite the level of participation as in 2016, but was on par with activity in 2014 and 2015, according to Newsline and the K2BSA Amateur Radio Association. The worldwide scouting activity last October saw participation in the U.S. by 958 amateur radio operators, over 7800 scouts and more than 4700 non-scout visitors. Collectively, they made 7,177 contacts.
Also in radio scouting news, preliminary plans are being made for an amateur radio presence at the 2019 World Scout Jamboree, scheduled for next July and August at The Summit in West Virginia. Planners have already secured the callsign NA1WJ (North America 1 World Jamboree) for use during the event. More information is available on Twitter at @NA1WJ_Scouting; general information on radio scouting may be found at <www.k2bsa.net>.