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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Parsha V’Eschanan: Shabbat Nachamu

Dear Scouts, Last week, Parsha Devarim began a review of the events of the prior 40 years – the redemption from Egypt, wandering in the Wilderness, and many of the events that occurred there. This week, Parsha V’Eschanan continues with retelling many of the things that happened during our Exodus. It also includes some of […]

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SCOUTING FOR JEWISH YOUTH IS NOW! The Boy Scouts of America is the foremost youth-serving organization in America. It has now become substantially more inclusive by removing all questions of sexual orientation from its membership and leadership standards. Today we have an historic opportunity to bring Scouting back to Judaism. With over 1,000 Reform and […]

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