It sounds like a great program! I am a junior leader for a group of 10-14 year olds, and I would really like to get them involved as well, if that's okay? I can get them to write some Christmas messages as well, and I can translate them to Japanese if that is easier. I think it would be a really good opportunity for them too!
From: Highfields Cub Scouts
Date: Fri, Nov 12, 2010 at 11:45 AM
Subject: RE: JOTA-JOTI report from Bracebridge, Ontario, Canada - validation name, JID, and Blog address
My name is David Gray. I am an Adult Support Member with Highfields Cub Scouts in Australia. Our Cub Scouts would like to establish a pen pal program with an overseas pack. We would be interested in sending and receiving Christmas messages. Our cubs will we on holiday through December and January, so we need to act in the next few weeks.
I look forward to your reply.
David Gray (Haithi)
Highfields Cub Scouts
From: George Mangion
Date: Thu, Nov 11, 2010 at 7:48 PM
Subject: Re: Greeting to Mtarfascout
It is always a pleasure to make new friends in Scouting. Mtarfa Scout Group is a relatively new scout group formed at the beginning of July of this year. However we are very active, and we are finding a lot of cooperation at the locality. You may like to visit our website, which I am sure you will find interesting, and there you may find also a lot of photos showing the activities held so far, including the Joti participation for the first time.
I invite you also to visit our guest book.
I believe that our scouts would like to receive this Christmas Messages from Japan and are interested with your program. I look forward to your further details on the project.
Greetings of friendship and good health,
Yours in Scouting,
Scouter in Charge - Mtarfa Scout Group
National Scout Council Member
Scout Association of Malta
From: Steve Sinor
Date: Thu, Nov 11, 2010 at 12:12 AM
Subject: RE: Greeting to Cub Scout Pack 252 of Texas
To: Yokohama_Nanoh International
We are excited to participate in your proposed program. We have repeatedly discussed establishing a “pen pal” program for our group, but have not worked out the details internally yet.
As you may notice, I have switched to my personal email account as it is easier for me to access at this time. The email address that is listed on the JOTI site is not yet production ready although I am able to receive messages there. If you would like to use email as the initial contact method for the Scouts I can work on making a standard email address initially available and then we can collectively decide how the youths can establish individual contact later. If you think postal mail is preferred we can certainly work that out as well.
We appreciate your willingness to translate to English for us and we, in turn, have begun searching for resources to assist in the translation to Japanese for at least a portion of our messages in the spirit of cultural learning and exchange. We think our Scouts will learn a great deal by being exposed to another language and culture and look forward to the questions generated by this exchange.
We are working on our web site, but do not have anything ready to share with the world yet. We are planning a Pack meeting next week and will have all of our Scouts in one room and will arrange some photos that we can share. I will send them as soon as they are available.
Our Pack is made up of Cub Scouts ranging in ages from 7-11, we have a relationship with a Boy Scout Troop of older Scouts that we can contact if you would like to expand your contacts to a group of older Scouts. While we cannot guarantee their participation we would be happy to pass on your information to allow them to make direct contact with you to discuss the program. Please let me know if you would like me to provide your email address and contact information to this older Scout group.
Pack Leadership Committee Member
Cub Scout Pack 252
San Antonio, Texas, USA
From: U. Savas Baran [mailto:email@example.com]
Sent: Monday, October 25, 2010 3:23 PM
To: JPY_Nanoh JOTI_2010
Subject: Re: [jotajoti.org] Greetings feom Turkey
İt is nice to know your e-mail. I am sorry that some off my coming messags went to my spam box and I didn't notice it
Our troop made a half day Jotı and we have anly listened scout frequencies on internet without any success.
We wish you happy scouting days in your country.
Here is the power point presentation for children rights you may also play bingo with this ppt. You must make notes with 6 photos on it
U. Savas Baran
I am sorry again for may mistake our JID code is TR036513 may be it still helps
> -----Original Message-----
> From: POYRAZ G&S TROOP [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org]
> Sent: Saturday, October 16, 2010 3:09 AM
> To: email@example.com
> Subject: [jotajoti.org] Greetings feom Turkey
> Form Feedback Report from site:https://www.jotajoti.org/community/search.html?u=jpy_nanoh&c=jp
> We are a brownie and cub mixed scout group. We live at Ankara Turkey.
> tomorrow at 0900 GMT we will have a meeting for JOTA and JOTI. Tomorrow
> it will be our first meeting frc2010-2011 season.
> A week ago we had a wonderjul week end camp at Bolu . We will send you
> a message and we would likw to exchange JIG numbers
> Our JIG no is TR036513
> We have a bingo game entitled "Right to be heard" The main theme of
> JOTS.. and some games about children rights. We will also try WOSM
> UNICAF Proposed projects
> We will play this pictorial bingo if you are interested we can send
> you english copy and its pictorial bingo cards.
> We are looking forward to hearing you and your validation card
> Your in Scouting
From: Maja <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Subject: [jotajoti.org] Dear friends!
Form Feedback Report from site:https://www.jotajoti.org/community/search.html?u=jpy_nanoh_ixp&c=jp
We are scout unit from Jagodina, Serbia. We would like to make a contact
with you, and establish a cooperation. Since we were at last four
jamborees we would like to make more international friends and broad our
We would like to hear from you.
Scout unit „Bosko Djuricic“, Jagodina, Serbia
From: stanley none [mailto:email@example.com]
Sent: Sunday, October 24, 2010 1:52 AM
To: Yokohama_Nanoh International
Subject: Re: JOTA-JOTI report from Bracebridge, Ontario, Canada - validation name, JID, and Blog address
Great to hear from you. i welcome you to uganda the pearl of africa.
the uganda scouts like very much to share scouting experiences with the japanese scouts.
hence derby scout group is happy to pattern with scouts of yokohama.
i attach for you my photo taken with a scout in belgium while at the scouts jamboree in belgium last year. am the one dressed in a green tshirt.
yrs in scouting,
Hi again! To bad with the server problem, but contacts will continue also after jota/joti has ended. It soudns great with so many japanese scouts at the jamboree! Mayby I´ll see you in Sweden next summer? I´m going to work at the jamboree, but I dont know how yet. I´m looking forward to recieve your validation card and wil lsend you a card in return.
Yours in scouting
Scoutleader of Moheda Scoutkår (Moheda Scout Group)
Kronoberg-Blekinge Scout District
Temperance Guide and Scout Associaton in Sweden
> ＪＯＴＡ／ＪＯＴＩの交信記録カード（Validation Card）交換を約束しました。登録ＤＢのＷｅｂから送付します。
> Dear Scout Friend in Sweden
> Thank you for your reply.
> There seems to have had a server problem at jotajoti.org. I could not sent nor received any email through that server since Sunday afternoon and start to receive those withheld email from this evening.
> I have just learned that there will be close to 800 scouts and ventures are schedule to be sent from Japan to the World Scout Jamboree at Sweden.
> I will send a validation card as I organized those incoming email from jotajoti.org today.
> I hope to keep in touch.
> Kaoru Yasui (Yokohama Group 87), and
> International Relations of Yokohama Nanoh District,
> Kanagawa Council, Scout Association of Japan
> From: Göran Arvidsson [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org]
> Sent: Tuesday, October 19, 2010 9:36 PM
> To: email@example.com
> Subject: RE: [jotajoti.org] Greeting from Japan
> Dear Scoutfriend!
> I´m sending you a greeting from Sweden, host of the next World Scout Jamboree 2011.
> Unfortunaly I will not be able to send you a JID-code, during the fact since I´m not a group (I was doing joti on my own) I don´t have a code. But I hope you and your scouts had a wonderful JOTA/JOTI with lost of contacts and new friends!
> Unfortunaly I saw your e-mail to late so I could not contact you during the joti-weekend, but I will be happy to have contact with you anyway. I don´t have a jid-code but if you want to we I can exchange validationcards at jotajoti.org just search for Goran_swe that is also my nickname on Scoutlink.
> Sincerly yours
> Göran Arvidsson, Sweden