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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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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