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It was a busy day for the boys and girls of Cub Scout Pack 847 in Richwood. Cub Scouts Jasper Bartlett, Kindalyn Moore, Frankie Mifflin, David Tarter, Lainey Bartlett, LeAnn Tarter, and Bayleigh Long were assisted by Amateur Radio Operators Tom Bailey WV8CQ, Doug Bailey KE8GLH, J. W. Friend KE8ICY and Jack Albert N9ITB during the 2019 Jamboree on the Air.

Jamboree-on-the-Air, or JOTA, is the largest Scouting event in the world. It is held annually the third full weekend in October. JOTA uses amateur radio to link Scouts and Hams around the world, around the nation, and in our own community. This jamboree requires no travel, other than to a nearby amateur radio operator’s ham shack. Quite often, you can find the Hams will come to you by setting up a station at your Scout camporee, at the park down the block, or perhaps at a ham shack already set up at your council’s camp. In this case it was at The Family Center in Richwood.

Through The Family Center Amateur Radio Club, Amateur Operators from Nicholas and Webster counties were invited to participate in assisting the Scouts make contact with other Ham radio operators and Cub Scouts around the world. Contacts were made as far away as Hungary and as close as Richwood.
Each Scout who participated will receive a 2019 JOTA Patch and a Certificate.

Bayleigh Long

Jasper Bartlett & Stepmom Michelle

Kindalyn Moore

LeAnn Tarter & Cubmaster Kim Tarter

Lainey Bartlett