Hello and welcome to Scouts from all around the world.
Tyakunda is a district in Brisbane North Region, Queensland, Australia.
Joti 2006 (21-22 October)
In 2006, the Taringa-Milton-Toowong Joeys and Cubs participated in Joti, on the Saturday.
We chatted on IRC with nicknames like "taringa1". Countries contacted included Belgium, Brazil, Egypt, England, Germany, Greece, Guyana, Malta, Mexico, the Netherlands, New Zealand, Oman, Panama, Peru, Switzerland, and the USA.
We also had an online bingo game, with participants finding out about different countries through their websites.
We have mapped some of our contacts on this map.
Thank you to Toowong Library for letting us use their meeting room and laptops. Thank you also to our leaders, Baloo, Emu and Hathi.
Have a look at theInteractive Map of Australian Scout Groups
, and select Taringa
from the groups list to see where we meet.
Links: Official Joti Website,Scoutlink, JOTA.
Joti 2005 (15-16 October)
In 2005, the Taringa-Milton-Toowong and Emmanuel Cub and Joey Scouts had a combined Jota/Joti pack holiday. We had 27 children, 5 leaders and 2 parents. Moggill group also ran a Joti base.
For Joti, we had 10 computers, with a dial-up internet connection. We contacted Scouts from around Australia,
New Zealand, UK, Norway, Portugal, Sweden, Peru, Netherlands, Spain,
Finland, Ireland, USA, Malaysia, Mexico, Brasil, South Africa, Denmark,
Canada, Malta and Russia. We also had a radio transceiver, which we used to make contacts from around Australia, as well as Russia and the USA.
The cubs were given the opportunity to complete their Level 1 Information Technology acheivement badge.
The children were able to pull apart some old computers, and see what was inside.
Thank you to our JOTA operator, Kazu, our JOTI operator, Peter, leaders Emu, Hathi, Baloo, Gerard and Martin, and helpers.
Joti 2004 (16-17 October 2004)
We had a spy camp, with lots of secret codes. We had a radio base set up for Jota on Saturday, and had computers for the whole weekend.
Joti 2002 (19-20 October)
The Taringa-Milton-Toowong Joeys, Cubs and Venturers were online Saturday afternoon. We had 4 computers set up at our Taringa den, connected to the Internet. We chatted with many scouts from around the world.
We also had an amateur radio station set up, and made contact with both Scout & Guide Jota stations - thanks to our operator, Kazu (VK4GX).