Statement from NJCOS chair Bruce Chudacoff about Scout’s ‘Duty to God’

Among the new requirements for Scout rank, there is in one in which a Scout is expected to explain his “Duty to God.” According to NJCOS chair Bruce Chudacoff, many Jewish Scouts may feel uncomfortable discussing this in a Scoutmaster conference or at a board of review. “For those Scouts who are uncomfortable discussing their […]

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SCOUTING FOR JEWISH YOUTH IS NOW! The Boy Scouts of America is the foremost youth-serving organization in America. It has now become substantially more inclusive by removing all questions of sexual orientation from its membership and leadership standards. Today we have an historic opportunity to bring Scouting back to Judaism. With over 1,000 Reform and […]

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NJCOS 2015 Eagle Scout scholarships announced

The National Jewish Committee on Scouting is proud to announce the 2015 recipients of Eagle Scout scholarships, as decided by its Scholarships Committee. The four finalists were announced by committee chair Jay Schapp and just happen to be representative of all four regions of the BSA. They are: Joshua Ryan Hurst, Leawood, KS (Chester M. […]

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Art Lipman receives Nachshon Fellow Award

Art Lipman, a longtime member of the National Jewish Committee on Scouting (NJCOS), who was instrumental in the formation of the International Forum of Jewish Scouts (IFJS) and its recognition by the NJCOS, was announced as a recipient of the IFJS’s Nachshon Fellowship Award for his work in promoting the cause of international Jewish Scouting. […]

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New! Passover patches shipping March 31

New patches released by the National Jewish Committee on Scouting will build interest over the next ten-year span at Passover time. The Passover central patch is a beautiful decagram with space for ten rockers. This year’s initial rocker is “Blood,”  the first of the Ten Plagues that struck Egypt just prior to the Exodus. (Click […]

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New Orleans continues its 10 Commandments Hike

By ALAN SMASON For the eleventh time in as many years, I was privileged to lead a contingent of 160 Boy Scouts, Cub Scouts, Girl Scouts, adult leaders on what has become a tradition for many Southeast Louisiana Council families, the Ten Commandments Hike. The concept of the Ten Commandments Hike is simple. Host a […]

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Former NJCOS chair Shelly Weil passes in FL; funeral set for Sunday

SHELLY WEIL, a former chairman of the National Jewish Committee on Scouting and a man deeply involved with the Relationships and Religious Relationships Committees and Task Forces for the National Council, died on October 29, 2014 in Delray Beach, FL. He was 80. Scouting was at the forefront of his life. An Eagle Scout since […]

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2017 Jamboree chair appointed; visits Summit Reserve

It is not too soon to start thinking about the 2017 Jamboree, says National Jewish Committee on Scouting chairman Bruce Chudacoff. Newly appointed Jamboree chairman Bruce Streger inspected the Summit Bechtel Reserve on August 15. Streger is already heavily involved in recruiting committee members to plan Jewish activities for the next Jamboree. The two met […]

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