2022 Jamboree on the Air/ Internet is Back!

Join the North Star Museum of Boy Scouting and Girl Scouting for an International Event In North Saint Paul

The North Star Museum of Boy Scouting and Girl Scouting will host an element of the largest Scouting event in the world this Fall on Saturday, October 15, 2022, JOTA (Jamboree-on-the-Air) and JOTI (Jamboree on the Internet) will run at the museum all day from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Whether you come alone, with a group, or with a unit, you are welcome to attend


  • JOTA is a radio event, where participants can use ham radios to connect to their fellow Scouts around the community, nation, and world. To make it happen Tim Arimond will bring ham radio station KØBSA (Kay-zero-BSA) to the Museum. The museum actually has a permanent antenna on the roof to make it even easier for Tim to turn the museum into a radio station.  JOTI is the internet based component of the program wehre Scouts can connect with fellow Scouts particpating around the globe via the World Organization of the Scouting Movement (WOSM).
  • Historically, more than one million youth from over 150 nations participate in JOTA. Using JOTA and station KØBSA, youth who come to the Museum on October 15 can travel internationally without a plane ticket or a passport.
  • For JOTA/JOTI, there is no charge. Scouts of all ages and any gender may participate. Visitors can just show up but if you have a group of five or more, the museum requests  you pre-register in order to plan accordingly. To register, follow the tab below to be redirected to the event website.  See you “on the air” this Fall!

Registration Open Now!

Radio Merit Badge

  • In addition to JOTA/JOTI, the Museum will offer a Radio Merit Badge on Saturday, October 15, 2022.

  • As with all of the Museum’s merit badge workshops, preregistration is required and the cost is $12 for members and $15 for nonmembers.  Once registration opens, you will be able to redirected to the event and registration site through the tab below. 

  • Merit Badge participants should bring a bag lunch and a signed Merit Badge card.  The program will run from 10:00 AM until about 2:00 PM.

Registration Open Soon

2022 Jamboree on the Air/ Internet is Back!