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Northampton Scout Amateur
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Over 35 years of Radio Scouting experience providing amateur radio and associated activities for the Scouts of Northampton and the surrounding area...
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The next Radio Group meeting will be held on
Saturday 20th August 2016

at 2nd Deanshanger Scout HQ.


59th Jamboree on the Air -
a weekend of Radio Scouting fun!


14th - 16th October 2016
- We have an exciting programme of Radio Scouting activities planned for Scouts at Jamboree on the Air and Jamboree on the Internet this year. This includes the chance to speak to other Scouts around the world via amateur radio or chat via the internet. Beavers, Cubs and Scouts will be able to work on their Communicator activity badge and find out how to get more involved in the exciting world of Radio Scouting. Why not come along and take part.





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JOTA & Radio Scouting

Jamboree on the Air is the highlight of the Radio Scouting calendar, when Scouts have the opportunity to share experiences and exchange ideas with some of the 500,000 Scouts taking part. This is truly the biggest Scout Jamboree in the world!

The Northampton Scout Amateur Radio Group has taken part in JOTA every year since 1981. We will be running this years Jota station from Spotley Wood, Grafton District's Scout campsite located near Yardley Hastings.

Scouts having fun at Jamboree on the Air

The picture says it all - Radio Scouting is great fun! Members of the Northampton Scout Amatuer Radio Group enjoy a break in between visitors at the 56th Jamboree on the Air. Why not come along to our 2016 JOTA station and join in the fun yourself?


8N23WSJ at the 23rd World Scout Jamboree

Between 29th July and 7th August 2015, the 23rd World Scout Jamboree at Yamaguchi in Japan was on the air with their own, fully equipped amateur radio station using the callsign 8N23WSJ. The station offered an exciting Radio Scouting programme to the Jamboree participants.

Scouts having fun at Jamboree on the Air in 2013. Why not come along and join in the fun on 15th or 16th October 2016.

Radio Scouting and the Scout Training Programme
 
The Scout training programme provides opportunities for Radio Scouting and associated technology based activities in all sections. Requirements for some of the Challenge Awards and the International Friendship Award can be completed and Activity Badges are also available. In 2014 the new Beaver Scout Communicator Badge was introduced as well as the Digital Maker and Digital Citizen staged badges.

 

Digital Citizen & Digital Maker  Staged Activity Badges

The Digital Citizen and Digital Maker staged activity badges offer a young person the opportunity of gaining an award appropriate to their individual level of knowledge. Staged badges are available to all sections from Beavers through to Scout Network. 

Digital Maker Staged Activity Badges - Click to view requirements
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Activity Badge Requirements

Beaver Scout Communicator Badge - Click for Requirements

Communicator

Experiment

Cub Scout Communicator Badge - Click for Requirements

Communicator

Scout Communicator Badge - Click for Requirments

Communicator

Scout Electronics Badge - Click for Requirements

Electronics


Explorer Scout Science & Technology Badge - Click for Requirements

Science & Technology
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New Look Website for
Radio Scouting in the UK
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Radio Scouting is the unique combination of amateur radio with the Scouting programme. This website is a resource centre for Radio Scouting groups based in the UK.


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.....and updates for our own website coming soon.

We have started to update our website too. The Scout Training Programme is changing and we need to include new Radio Scouting opportunities, new badges and a new design. Please revisit our pages to see how we are getting on.

Beaver Scouts from 23rd Northampton (Headlands) Group were some of the first to take part in the new Communicator Activity badge at JOTA 2014


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Our site was last updated on 30-Jul-2016.