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, "Jean" <jwolfgang@a...> wrote:
> We had a great deal of JOTA success as a result of hams who
> registered their JOTA event. I would like to encourage you to do
> again. Creating this database makes it much easier for others to
> find JOTA activities near them.
In addition, don't forget to promote JOTA at local gatherings of
Scout leaders. In the US, this takes two forms:
1. In June or the summer months, most Boy Scout Councils conduct
a "Program Kickoff" for their adult leaders. There they get ideas of
events for their troops to include in their calendar of activities.
Hams should prepare an interesting display of Amateur Radio
equipment, JOTA patches and give out flyers explaining who to contact
locally about participating in JOTA. The Delaware Valley Radio
Association (W2ZQ) has done this for a number of years at the Central
New Jersey Council's kick-off. We will be doing it again on June 14th
this year. Contact your local Boy Scout council to participate.
2. Make sure you also hand out the local flyers at the
September "District Rountable". These monthly meetings of the adult
leaders from all the troops in your area are a great way to get
message out again.
This way you can get your message to dozens of troops at a time!
Gary Wilson, K2GW
Former District Roundtable Commissioner