JOTI is the largest online gathering of Scouts and Guides in the world, it is basically a Jamboree at your desk! It doesn't matter if there is one person participating at home, or a whole District - it is an active and interesting event for all. You can even blend it in with a camp or funday. To make sure that the day goes smoothly for everyone, please take a look around our website to find out more about getting connected, and how we look after our users. Just scroll down this page to get some more info.
ScoutLink is open 365 days a year - why not join us after JOTI too?
The easiest way is via our webchat which works great on modern Browsers, your Phone and Tablet. Its also an great option if your Network does not allow to connect you directly to an IRC Network. Go, go, go!
You want more features? Use a IRC Client of your Choice (see our FAQ) and enter the following details:
ScoutLink is split up into different language channels, and also some additional channels, such as test channels, special channels for our younger users (#youth) and hamradio channels. To see the full list of available channels, please refer to the channels page
If you have a microphone and are interested in chatting to people by voice, we run a teamspeak server where you can do this. The software can be downloaded for free. To find out everything you need to know, please visit teamspeak.scoutlink.net
We recommend you test your connections before JOTI where possible to work out any bugs and make sure there are no issues.
There is a limit of 25 Users per IP. This means the if you have more than 25 clients at your JOTI station and are only using one router, then we need to know about it, to allow you more connections.
If you need up to 80 connections every IRCOp could help you and enable an exempttion for you. Channel Ops can't, but they can help you find an IRCOp
If you have more than 80 cliens, please simply email email@example.com including the IP or Host you will have during JOTI, and the number of clients.
If you need a little help or advice, you’ve come to the right place.
If there is anything you do not understand or if you are having a problem connecting, please e-mail our help team who will get back to you as soon as they can.
When you send an email, you will receive an email with a ticket number, so that we can keep track of your message. JOTI is a very busy time for our volunteers at ScoutLink and we receive thousands of messages, so please be patient if we do not reply as quickly as you’d like.
If unsure: please always ask the HATT first
Violation of any of these rules, depending on severity, can result in anything from a verbal warning, time bans or even Blocking of an ISP from the Network. These rules and regulations are to protect Scoutlink, the Channels and the Users.
Throughout the weekend, there will be a large amount of operators on the various channels. These ops are there to ensure that everyone on the channel is safe, having a good time, and to deal with any users that break our rules. Ops have the right to kick and ban users from the channel, and the network. These measures can prevent problem users from rejoining ScoutLink. If you find you have been banned, and you think this might be in error, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org with your username and details.
Our ops can be recognised as they usually appear at the top of the nick list, and in some clients they will have a symbol, such as ‘@’ next to their name. If you experience any problems with a user, and need to contact an operator, just ask for one in the channel you are chatting in. If you cannot find an operator, please sent an email to email@example.com with the details of the problem you are having, the person’s nickname, and a copy of the things that have been said to you.
At a large JOTI centre, if one person causes a problem it can mean that all users are g-lined (banned from the network). It can help if a leader from each group sits in the #leaders channel, so that we can monitor which groups are online, and report any problems where possible, to prevent the whole group being disconnected because of one user. If you do find you have been banned – please contact us, and we will do our best to help you identify the problem user, so that the rest of the group can rejoin the network.All our users are expected to conduct themselves according to their Scout Promise/ Law/Oath at all times during JOTI. Please feel that you can get in touch with us if you have any problems at all. We want everyone to have a good time at JOTI, but with so many people online, there will always be some troublemakers around. We are just a small team of volunteers running JOTI for the whole world, so please help our volunteers to help you – contact us if you have any concerns!
JOTI is the largest, online gathering of Scouts and Guides in the world – with some 10,000 chatting over the weekend. It is hosted on ScoutLink, and always falls on the 3rd weekend in October.
It is simple! There is a box at the bottom, simply click on that, start typing, click enter and hey presto! You have started chatting on ScoutLink.
We have a TechTeam that does all of the work behind the scenes, making it possible for thousands of Scouts to connect each and every year.
Ops usually don’t have their “Hat” on during non JOTI times. If you would like to speak to an Op, simply ask in the channel.
At this current moment in time, we are fine for ops. When an OP place comes available, the Country Co-ordinator usually asks specific people. Please do not ask to be made an OP.
Don’t worry, you can contact the Helper and Trainer Team at: firstname.lastname@example.org