Scouts - Guides - Amateur Radio - JOTA - Challenge & Proficiency Badges

The information on this web page is provided by The St George Amateur Radio Society for the assistance of Scouts and Guides, their leaders and parents.

The information is related to the hobby of amateur radio, Jamboree On The Air and scout and guide communication and technology proficiency badges.

Jamboree On The Air, JOTA, is a combined, world wide activity between Guides, Scouts and Amateur Radio groups that takes place during October each year. The Amateur Radio network is used so that Guides and Scouts can talk to each other and exchange information and ideas — a Jamboree on the air.

Members of The St George Amateur Radio Society will be operating an amateur radio station, for Jamboree On The Air, at the Endeavour Boree Regatta.

For more information about JOTA click here

The Endeavour Boree Regatta is combined scout and guide event, held in October each year, with participation by groups from South Metropolitan Region Scouts and the Southern Sydney Rivers Region Girl Guides.

The present aim of the weekend is to share the Boree Fire of Friendship with young members of both movements.

Guides and Scouts have an opportunity to participate in Jamboree On The Air, hunt for a fox and earn either a guide challenge or scout proficiency badge.

For more information about participating in JOTA at the Endeavour Boree Regatta, click here.


Amateur Radio (ham radio) is a popular hobby and service that brings people, electronics and communication together. People use ham radio to talk across town, around the world, or even into space, all without the Internet or cell phones. It's fun, social, educational, and can be a lifeline during times of need.

Welcome to Amateur Radio - a video explains amateur radio.

The Foundation amateur radio licence is the entry level into the exciting hobby of amateur radio. Foundation level training and assessment weekends are held periodically by members of The St George Amateur Radio Society. For more information click here.