Scout Shabbat 2014-5774 on Feb. 7-8

Scout Shabbat begins tonight at sundown and commemorates the founding of the Boy Scouts of America on February 8, 1910. Scout Shabbat patches are still available for use throughout the year, even if your pack, troop or crew is not celebrating with an official presentation tonight (Friday night) or tomorrow (Shabbat) morning. To order them, […]

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Diller Teen Tikkun Olam Awards deadline approaching

The deadline for this year’s Diller Teen Tikkun Olam Awards is approaching The awards celebrate Jewish teens across the United States who have demonstrated remarkable leadership and are actively engaged in tikkun olam projects that “repair the world.” The foundation will acknowledge up to 15 teens this year for their visionary actions with monetary awards of […]

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OA Scouts learn about the Holocaust firsthand

By ALLEN OLENDER | Reprinted with permission of the Detroit Jewish News The bus, accompanied by two cars, pulled into the Department of Military and Veterans Affairs’ National Guard Armory in Lansing about 9:30 p.m. April 18, after a three-hour ride from Traverse City. In these sparse surroundings, a life-changing 24 hours began for 25 […]

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Religious Emblems price increase

The National Jewish Committee on Scouting (NJCOS) has announced the following changes to its religious emblems programs: PRICE INCREASE After holding prices on the Jewish awards since 2000, the price of the Maccabee, Aleph, Ner Tamid, and Etz Chaim religious emblems will be $16.00 (plus the standard registration and shipping/handling fees). These prices go into […]

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IFJS Chanukiah contest announced

If you have made your own Chanukiah (Menorah for Chanukah) or want to do so this year, take a picture of it and submit it to the International Forum of Jewish Scouts. Include yourself in the photo! The best Chanukiahs will be selected from entries from all over the world. Please submit your entry before […]

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South Florida Council news

Steven Yermish, the South Florida Council Jewish Committee on Scouting chair reports a very successful past year. “We had a successful workshop, a wonderful Scoutmasters Camporee, Scout Shabbat Service and our first Council Kinnus in many year,” he reports. Among the training for Jewish Scouters this past year was a special Sunday BALOO course. Yermish extends […]

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Central Region News 1

Central Region News 1

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North East News 3

North East News 3

Contrary to popular belief, Lorem Ipsum is not simply random text. It has roots in a piece of classical Latin literature from 45 BC, making it over 2000 years old. Richard McClintock, a Latin professor at Hampden-Sydney College in Virginia, looked up one of the more

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North East News 2

North East News 2

Contrary to popular belief, Lorem Ipsum is not simply random text. It has roots in a piece of classical Latin literature from 45 BC, making it over 2000 years old. Richard McClintock, a Latin professor at Hampden-Sydney College in Virginia, looked up one of the more

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