- I'm glad you gave a phone number for the BSA Headquarters. However,
I have a different number to the "International Division" which deals
with JOTA. I have 927-580-2401. I used this about a week ago and it
was the right place and she could answer my JOTA questions pertaining
to Patches and participation cards.
In the past JOTA activities, we order about 10 patches before JOTA.
(These are used as a "sample" and they are given to the Hams who help
out during JOTA.) During JOTA we give the Participation cards to
everyone and we will tell the scoutleaders to take a count of how
many patches are needed. (We give the leader a deadline.) When we
get the count and the money, we send for the patches. Then they are
handed out to the leaders at the next "Roundtable meeting." The
leaders see that the scouts get them.
Hopefully, everyone understands the ARRL does not have these patches,
only BSA. However, it is my understanding they can not take credit
card payment, even on the phone. Has anyone heard something
different? Last year I got several checks in the mail to ARRL
ordering these patches. Please don't send the Checks or credit
information to ARRL for JOTA Patches or participation cards.
Jean Wolfgang, WB3IOS
ARRL Educational Program Coordinator