Good news for scouts with their Yearly Scouts’ JOTA JOTI! (By Rupert, 11, and Seth, 11)

It’s good news for scouts as their annual Jota Joti has taken place online.

It was a chance for all scout groups to enjoy friendly activities. Here our Jill Dando News Scouts Correspondents took part in the experience themselves.

Radio station: 

We spoke about our hobbies, interests and things we enjoy and the man behind the radio told us about his experiences which are rather incredible.


When we were hooking ducks (when we hooked the ducks, ugh) there were country names on the bottom of each duck and you would have to find out where it was in the map on the side table.



Flag signals:

In this event we were sending messages to each other by utilising flags not our voice but this was quite difficult as we had to figure out what we were doing for our part of the short sentence we prepared.


When we were calling a friendly young man named muhammad from Pakistan this was similar to the radio station in that we asked him questions and actually found out he had a youtube channel that he shared the name with us. 


We were soldering little animal badges to add: wires, a light and a battery. I personally really enjoyed this because we were using soldering irons to complete this task.


In our troop we were on ipads messaging people across the world in a huge (80 people) just having normal conversations and messaging over a special code called a JID code.

Morse code: 

In groups of 3-4 we created words and sentences through morse code (dots and hyphens) and while I was doing it some funny ones were made Eg. Love Shrek Love Life.

Rupert and Seth of Jill Dando News are two of over 100 Jill Dando Journalists who find, write and publish positive good news out across the world in memory of Jill. 

Jill Dando is also a former student of WCSA where the project began.

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