Local Scouts Participate in Jamboree On The Air
Jerome, Idaho (KMVT-TV) Kurtis Moser spent the day teaching scouts from across the Magic Valley about amateur radio.
"We have Jamboree On The Air, it's also called JOTA. It's where scouts from all over the world are getting on the radio, they also can use the internet to make contact with each other, just get to know a little bit about radio communications and get to know scouts from around the world," said Kurtis Moser.
Worldwide over 750,000 scouts participated in the event. 6,000 amateur radio stations in 150 countries helped scouts learn all about amateur radio and emergency communications.
"Part of being in cub scouts and boy scouts is learning to be good citizens in your community. So Ham Radio is a good emergency service and a very good hobby and we're just interested in being able to help the community in anyway we can,” said Nolan Tomlan.
Jamboree on the air also helps scouts fulfill the requirements for the radio merit badge.
"They also get to do something a little more hands on that a lot of people don't realize is still around and going strong," said Kurtis Moser.
Learning about amateur radio while talking with other scouts from around the world.