The Minderup District are once again hosting a base at the Leighton Battery WW2 Tunnels as part of the
international Jamboree Of The Air / Jamboree Of The Internet (JOTA/JOTI) Scouting event. There’s lots
of hands-on radio and internet activities to check out, plus we have a licenced radio operator running
radio sessions so we can talk to scouts worldwide, too.
Activities kick-off at 6.30pm on Friday 18th October and continue until 9am on Sunday 20th October.
Registrations are welcomed from Sections, Patrols and individuals. Thanks to the support of the Region,
there is no cost to attend this JOTA/JOTI Base.
Participants can expect to test their skills at ham radio, morse code, signal flags, two way radios, radio
phonetics, and semaphore, meet other Scouts on Skype and internet chat, and explore the underground
tunnels and look-outs unique to this historically significant site.
For those wishing to stay overnight, there is the choice of sleeping inside the tunnels, or camping
(minimum age for overnight is 9 years old eg. Gold Boomerang Cubs). Scouts may stay over in Patrols.
Siblings and family are also welcome to attend during the day.
The base is open from Saturday at 9am, and overnight visitors from Friday 6.30pm. All visitors receive an official JOTA/JOTI badge.
Daytime visit details and registrations can be found here: https://signup.com/go/QQHhvjL
Overnight details and registrations can be found here: https://signup.com/go/gJSYcLR
Venturers and older can sign-up as Base Support Crew (Tech Support and Roving Activity Support) here:
The Leighton Battery is accessible via Boundary Rd in Mosman Park. Vehicle parking is available in the
carpark (near Stirling Highway) and follow the footpath. Participants staying overnight or those with
accessibility needs can contact us to make more suitable arrangements.
– We have started the Y3 and A5 forms for you, attached and ready to finalise with your session/group
– Gold Boomerang Cubs staying over must be accompanied by appropriate numbers of Leaders.
– If more than one Patrol from a Group is staying over, an adult from the Group with WWCC will need to
be available on-site.
– We suggest bringing a picnic to enjoy either before or after your timeslot.
Queries can be made to Haylie Clark, AJSL Pelican Point on firstname.lastname@example.org