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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Phyllis Lockshin dies unexpectedly in Ohio

Phyllis (née Oster) Lockshin, the widow of former NJCOS chairman and Central Region chair Gerrold Lockshin, and a longtime advocate for Jewish Scouting in her own right, died unexpectedly on Thursday, July 24. She was 84. Married for 59 years, Phyllis continued to live in Canton, Ohio following the passing of her husband in 2009. […]

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Celebrate Israel parade in NYC this Sunday

Mike Schatzberg invites all Jewish Scouts and Scouters to join with other Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts this Sunday, June 1 in New York City for the Celebrate Israel Parade, serving as the U. S. color guard along Fifth Avenue. The Tzofim (Israeli Scouts) will carry Israeli flags. All participants are encouraged to arrive at […]

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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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