National Scouting Online Week
Simon Pearce (scouts-l@SCOUTNET.DEMON.CO.UK)
Sun, 3 Sep 1995 12:38:00 +0000
National Scouting Online Week 16th-22nd October, 1995
Welcome to the UK's first National Scouting Online Week! A global event
aimed at promoting Scouting online. The idea of this document is to
provide all the information about the event and answer any questions you
WHAT IS NATIONAL SCOUTING ONLINE WEEK (NSOW)?
NSOW is an event aimed on promoting the use of PCs to communicate with
others around the world. This can be done very simply with any standard
home computer along with a modem. A modem is a device which converts
binary information into an analogue signal that can then be transmitted
over the normal voice-carrying telephone lines. Many new PCs bought
today come bundled with a modem included, so Scouting online is bound to
increase over the coming years.
There are a number of Scouters already online, many of whom are well
known to other Scouters online. These same few people have got together
to organise this event.
HOW WILL THE EVENT WORK?
The event is centred around an already popular event, Jamboree on the
Air (JOTA). Several years ago, Scouters also got together to start
Jamboree on the Internet (JOTI) but this seems to have died down
During the week leading up to JOTA (Monday-Friday), Scouts (from all
Sections) will have the opportunity to compose E-mail message; either on
paper to be transferred to PC later or directly into the software if you
can get your machine to the Scout Hut or get the kids to your office!
This helps the children make new friends around the world and also works
towards their badge work.
We are already spreading the word about this event in order to get links
Over the JOTA/JOTI weekend (the final two days of NSOW) will be a number
of IRC sessions. IRC (Internet Relay Chat) enable many users to chat in
real time across the Internet using simple software which is freely
available. This will take place in the #scouting channel at the
Saturday 21st October Sunday 22nd October
1200GMT (1pm BST) 1000GMT (11am BST)
1600GMT (5pm BST) 1600GMT (5pm BST)
All are welcome to join in and there will be some more experienced users
online who will be able to help out if you have any problems.
BUT WE DON'T HAVE ACCESS TO THE INTERNET...
OK! But I am sure there must be someone local with Internet access - ask
them! I am sure they would only be too pleased to help. If you are still
stuck, then forward your message to ScoutNet UK where they can be
distributed on your behalf. Messages can be sent by mail, fax, or
uploaded to the system. Please contact ScoutNet UK beforehand.
IF I HAVE ANY QUESTIONS?
For further information on National Scouting Online Week or any aspects
of Scouting online, you can contact the organisers at ScoutNet UK.
Telephone (01704) 834956
Fax (01704) 834832
ScoutNet UK (01704) 834832
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