Israeli Scouts memorialize slain Eagle Scout

According to a report from JTA, the Jewish news agency reports that the Tzofim,  the Hebrew Israeli Scouts,  conducted a memorial service for Taylor Force, a Vanderbilt University graduate student who was killed in an apparent terror attack in Tel Aviv on March 8. Held Thursday, the event officially marked the end of the shloshim […]

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NJCOS and SAM fraternity ink partnership agreement

(Indianapolis, IN) — March 15, 2016 — Bruce Chudacoff, chairman of the National Jewish Committee on Scouting of the Boy Scouts of America (NJCOS) and David Sergi, supreme prior of Sigma Alpha Mu Fraternity (SAM), announced today they have entered into a partnership to promote the development of young Jews throughout the country. SAM alumni will be […]

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The State of Jewish Scouting 5776

THE STATE OF SCOUTING FOR JEWISH YOUTH IN 5776  4 Adar II, 5776 – March 14, 2016 THE CLIMATE FOR SCOUTING: We’ve come a long way. Almost two years ago, Jewish Scouters championed the cause of inclusiveness at the BSA annual meeting. We were successful in getting the BSA to agree that Scouts could be […]

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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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