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Northern SLO County Boy Scouts connect with Scouts overseas via radio for JOTA-JOTI Jamboree

Posted at 6:49 PM, Oct 20, 2019
and last updated 2019-10-20 21:49:53-04

"What's your favorite color? What do you like to do for fun? Do you believe in unicorns?" These are just some of the questions Boy Scouts from northern San Luis Obispo County were asked by other Scouts from around the world over radio.

It is part of JOTA-JOTI Jamboree, the world's largest digital Scout event where members can talk with nearly 2 million Scouts from more than 170 countries.

The event aims to inspire Scouts to learn about communications technology and global citizenship values.

Scouts from the local Boy Scouts of America and Paso Robles Amateur Radio Club partnered this weekend in Atascadero to participate in the international event.

They are from Santa Margarita, Paso Robles, Atascadero and Templeton.

About 15 local Scouts, ranging from age 3 to 12 years-old, made more than 20 contacts from Washington State to Virginia to Canada.

It gave the Scouts an opportunity to learn about radios, Morse code, circuitry and communications.

The worldwide conference is held every year in October.