On Saturday the 20th of October from 5:00 till 8:00 the 27th scout troop of Cambridge were able to participate in this year’s JOTI. The JOTI is where you can go onto Skype and talk to other scout troops from all around the world, we managed to speak to lots of different troops from all around the world such as South Africa, America, Scotland, Indonesia and many more. Overall most of the troop’s favorite things to do was camping. We managed to talk to all of these scout troops by going on to the website scout link and we would type in the username and password, then you could go into a chat room and talk to a whole group of scouts or talk to one person at a time, there was also a big screen in the middle of the room that you could call or get called by different scout troops by Skype.
All of the different scout troops who were participating in the JOTI had a JID code, these were codes that you would give to people and they would give it to you, your scout troop would then record this and see how many you could get. We would ask other scouts what they like to do in scouts, what they enjoyed doing most and what sort of things they did in their country and would see what we do differently here. We all enjoyed having conversations with different scouts and what they do at scouts, then later on in the evening we got some delicious pizza and chatted to each other about what countries we met scouts from and what they liked to do.
we would like to thank all of the parents and leaders that made this evening possible and we hope to do something like this again.
Written by: Leila