ARRL Jamboree on the Air (JOTA) 2006

Jamboree on the Air is an opportunity for Girl and Boy Scouts and Guide to speak to each other through Amateur radio. The ARRL has information about it at

Occasionally a request may come from a council down or a troop asking for a HAM or Club to help. This is rare. A HAM however can avail themselves to a Council or down to a troop to "create" a place for Scouts to take part in JOTA. This can be a club station, a ham's home, backyard, a church or meeting place, or going to a camporee that weekend--anywhere scouts can come and operate.

This is a good time to recruit young people by speaking with their parents about what a positive activity amateur radio is. It gives the young person an opportunity to be involved in an activity while learning about electronics, math, science, geography, public service and making lifelong friends. Many engineers, scientists, journalists, communicators, and public servants (quite possibly you yourself) got their start in this area because they became interested through what they learned in amateur radio.

To contact your local troop, you may contact the council near you, or contact a school, community center, or place of worship where you are personally involved.

Contact a troop near you

There are seven Girl Scout councils in North Carolina. Their contact information is available at Girl Scout Council Finder.

There are eleven Boy Scouts of America local councils in North Carolina.

Cape Fear Council

110 Longstreet Dr.
Willmington, NC
Cape Fear Council
Boy Scouts of America
P.O. Box 7156
Wilmington, NC 28406
(910) 395-1100


Central North Carolina Council

PO Box 250
Albemarle, NC 28002


East Carolina Council

313 Boy Scout Blvd
PO Box 1698
Kinston, NC 28503
Serving Bertie, Martin, Tyrrell, Hyde, Washington, & Beaufort Lenoir & Greene Carteret, Craven & eastern Hyde, Pamlico, Craven, & Jones , Pitt, Nash, Edgecombe, Hertford, Northampton & Halifax, Onslow, Wilson


Daniel Boone Council

333 West Haywood Street
Asheville, NC 28801
Phone: 828-254-6189
Web site:


Mecklenburg County Council

1410 East 7th Street
Charlotte, NC 28204
Web Site


Occoneechee Council

3231 Atlantic Avenue
Raleigh, NC 27604
(919) 872-4884
Serves the following North Carolina counties: Chatham, Cumberland, Durham, Franklin, Granville, Harnett, Lee, Moore, Orange, Vance, Wake, and Warren.
Web Site

Old Hickory Council

6600 Silas Creek Parkway
Winston-Salem, NC 27106
Telephone: (336) 760-2900
Fax: (336) 760-4222
Web Site


Old North State Council

PO Box 29046
Greensboro, NC 27429
Web site
John Meeks, Scout Executive
Ted Williams, Assistant Scout Exec.


Piedmont Council

BSA, PO Box 1059
Gastonia, NC 28053
Web site
Counties: Alexander, Burke, Caldwell, Catawba, Cleveland, Gaston, Iredell, Linclon, McDowell, Polk, Rutherford


Tuscarora Council

P.O. Box 1436
Goldsboro, NC 27533-1436
Web Site
Tuscarora Council is comprised of 3 districts:

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June 24, 2006