Scouting in England is now Green. This means All activities can resume for members who live in England. Residential activities and international travel may take place. Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland guidance may vary. Please check the guidance on the link below for current and accurate information.

Following the Update from the NYA and TSA. Rules for Face to Face meetings and over night activities have changed 06/09/2021. Latest Guidance

On Air Questions

Here are some examples of On Air Questions to Ask Scouts. These have been created to help people create a conversation on the radio allowing them to have more than a simple yes/no answer. These can be used whenever you have an event on no just JOTA.

  • Where do you live, and what is your favorite thing about your hometown?
  • What are your favorite things to do when not in school, and why?
  • How long have you been in Scouting
  • What was the most memorable thing you have done in scouting, so far?
  • What are your favorite sports teams, and do you participate in any sports? What position do you play?
  • How long have you been in Scouting, and what is your favorite activity?
  • Do you do any of that activity outside of Scouting and if so, why?
  • Do you have any pets? What kind? Do you take care of them, or do your parents?    What was the most interesting thing your pet did (does)?
  • What things at the Jamboree have you done so far? Do have a favorite yet, and if so what?
  • What is your favorite subject in school? Do you hope to go to university to further study that subject?
  • Do you have a subject in school you don’t like? Why?
  • Have you ever talked with someone from another country? If so, from where and what was the most interesting you talked about?
  • Is this your first experience with Ham Radio?
  • Did you know you are talking with someone over _____ kilometer/miles from where you are located? Do you have any idea how that can happen without the internet?  Can you guess how?
  • Have you ever heard of Samuel Morse, or Marconi? Do you know what contributions they made to Ham Radio? 
  • Have the operators at your location explained the antennas/radios to you? Can to tell me about them?
  • Has the operator explained to the Q codes ham radio operators use? Can you carry on a conversation using as many of those as possible?   Let’s try.
  • What is the weather like?
  • What other activities/events have you participated in beside the Radio? If so, which ones did you like the most/look forward to and why?
  • Have you spoken to a lot of people from other countries and who was the most interesting? Why?
  • Do you know other languages beside your native one? If you know that language, talk with them in it.
  • What is the most interesting thing about your native country, and why?
  • Are there places in the UK or other countries you have been fascinated with, and if you were given the choice, would you visit them again, and why?