NJCOS-Logo-CircleRsmallWith the historic decision by the Executive Board of the Boy Scouts of America on July 27, 2015, all national membership standards for adults based on sexual orientation have been eliminated. These new membership standards should remove any stumbling blocks for the formation or reformation of Scouting units throughout Jewish America.

The National Jewish Committee on Scouting welcomes you to Scouting and invites you to take advantage of our time-honored and proven methods of instilling ethics and moral values to youth based upon the Scout Law and Oath. Read the Chairman’s Message to learn about our mission.

Learn about the Scouting program with our Welcome to Scouting. Then, decide which age-appropriate program – Cub Scouting or Boy Scouting – is right for your family or chartered institution.

The BSA has lots of support information for you, while the National Jewish Committee on Scouting promotes Judaism through its religious emblems program.

If you’re interested in learning about the membership and leadership standards in the Boy Scouts of America or how to create a sustainable unit, we have that information for you as well.

Lastly, once you’ve established your Jewish Scouting unit or become a member, we have information to help you maintain and grow it through a powerful initiative.