Caravan Yuval performs in the Hamptons; caravan returning to Israel

The young adult members of the Western Tzofim Friendship Caravan Yuval danced, sang, mingled with the audience, and brought people up on stage to participate. They sang songs in English and in Hebrew about Israel, freedom, peace and friendship. The audience was able to meet the scouts after the performance. It was an unforgettable experience […]

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Shomer Shabbat Observant Contingent to 2017 Jamboree announced

Dr. Howard Spielman has announced the formation of Jamboree troops for Scouts who are at least 12 to 17 years old and a Venturing Crew for those from 18 to 21. These units are open to all  observant Jewish Scouts from across the United States wishing to attend next year’s National Jamboree at the Summit […]

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NJCOS chair announces major Tu B’Shevat/Scout Shabbat push

Following the meeting of the National Jewish Committee on Scouting on Wednesday, May 25, chairman Bruce Chudacoff announced “a major emphasis” on next year’s celebration of Tu B’Shevat and Scout Shabbat, which coincide from sundown on Friday, February 10 to Saturday, February 11, 2017 and its Hebrew calendar date of 15 Av 5777. “We have […]

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Arthur Lipman is inducted as a Nachshon Fellow

Arthur “Art” Lipman, a longtime member of the National Jewish Committee on Scouting from the Great Salt Lake Council, was named a Nachshon Fellow by the International Forum of Jewish Scouts (IFJS) for his work promoting Jewish Scouting on a national and international basis. Lipman, who was nominated and approved in 2015, became the second […]

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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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