Scouts fascinated by worldwide shout out

Bailey Misselbrook, 15, from 1st Aldwick and Pagham, and Jamie Luckham, 14, from 2nd Bognor, with organiser Evelyn Cooke, from 1st Felpham, and volunteer radio operator Steve Freeguard. Picture: Kate Shemilt ks16000234-1
Bailey Misselbrook, 15, from 1st Aldwick and Pagham, and Jamie Luckham, 14, from 2nd Bognor, with organiser Evelyn Cooke, from 1st Felpham, and volunteer radio operator Steve Freeguard. Picture: Kate Shemilt ks16000234-1

Bognor Regis Scouts took part in a world jamboree event by broadcasting from the district headquarters.

The JOTA-JOTI event, which is Jamboree on the Air and Jamboree on the Internet, took place last weekend.

Broadcasts were made from the District Scout Headquarters in Central Drive and the 39 Club as part of the worldwide event.

Organiser Evelyn Cooke said: “Across the three amateur radio sites available, a total of 130 Beavers, Cubs, Scouts, Explorers and Young Leaders took part in the initiative to shout out around the world.

“The experience was supported by a selection of leaders from the district’s seven groups, helping explore various communication-related activities.

“This was our third opportunity to be involved in this fascinating, challenging and rewarding event, with some enrolling to take their licence.”

Those who took part were awarded a UK JOTA-JOTI participation badge for their camp blankets.

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