Report: Palestinian Scout group misleads World Scout Movement about terror ties

(JNS.org) - A watchdog group said the Palestinian Scout Association (PSA) has been misleading the World Organization of the Scout Movement (WOSM) by claiming they are not the group promoting a course honoring a terrorist. Palestinian Media Watch (PMW) found substantial evidence that the Palestinian Scouts falsely told the umbrella international organization there are two Palestinian […]

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Response from WOSM with regards to Palestinian Scout Association

The following news release dated September 2, 2016 was sent from WOSM vice chairman of the World Scout Committee Dan Ownby to National Jewish Committe on Scouting chairman Bruce Chudacoff: Recent allegations against one of our member organisation 02 September 2016, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia: The World Organisation of the Scout Movement (WOSM) strongly condemns any […]

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Letter to Secretary-General of World Organization of Scouting Movement detailed

The following letter from Mikah Lavi-Avni was sent to Mr. Scott Teare, Secretary General of the World Organization of the Scout Movement. The WOSM is the umbrella organization for 164 National Scout Organizations, including the Tzofim in Israel and the Boy Scouts of America. Dear Mr. Teare, On October 13, 2015,Baha Alyan and an accomplice, boarded public bus number 78 […]

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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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