Welcome and L’Shana Tova! On behalf of the National Jewish Committee on Scouting I wish each of you and your family members a healthy, happy and peaceful new year. I thank each and every one of you for your interest in Scouting in general
and Jewish Scouting in particular.
The American Scouting movement has undergone significant changes in membership standards in the past year that have impacted all of its activities. That is now behind us.
We recently witnessed an innovative and successful Jamboree at the new Summit. The BSA continues to adjust its programs to bring values to young people. We on the National Jewish Committee are continuing the process of helping to bring Jewish Scouting into the 21st Century.
We are attempting to combine the benefits of Scouting with the traditions of thousands of years of Judaism in an attempt to mold more young people into the future leaders of our country and the world. This is a long term project. What we do in 5774 for Scouting may not show concrete results for years to come but our efforts are a guarantee that the process will continue. We will all be better for what we do. Thank you again for all that you have done and will do for Jewish Scouting and for the young people of America.
With you in Jewish Scouting,