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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Parshot MATTOS-MASEI: Using what has been given to you

Dear Scouts: This week, we read a double portion – the parshot Mattos and Masei. Masei describes the journey of the Children of Israel as they wandered from place to place – sort of a logbook of 40 years of travel. During that time, the Israelites camped in 42 different places. One of the many ways in […]

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Parsha Balak: Learning valuable lessons

Dear Scouts, This week, we learn the lesson that some people just cannot learn a lesson. In Parsha Balak, King Balak of the Moabites hears that God has given the Israelites victory against the nearby Amorites. Balak fears the Israelites. He seeks out Balaam, the prophet that God has given the non-Jewish nations. Balak sends […]

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Parsha Shelach: The story of the ‘scouts’

Dear Scouts, This week, in Parsha Shelach, we learn why the Children of Israel wandered 40 years in the desert. It’s because of the scouts. Not the Boy Scouts, but the meraglim, the “scouts” or “spies” who went to see Canaan and gather information about it to prepare the people for entering, conquering and settling […]

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Parsha Behaalotcha: Sharing leadership

Dear Scouts, This week, Parsha Behaalotcha teaches us some interesting lessons in leadership. God commands Moses on the way in which the Menorah is to be lit. The Menorah provides leadership in the Mishkan by providing light so everyone can see. God commands Moses and Aaron to consecrate the Levites, who will help lead the […]

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Parsha Bechukosai: Remembering your duty

Dear Scouts, Lately we get a lot of messages about the end of civilization. Think of all the movies, television shows and video games bringing you stories about fictional events like the zombie apocalypse, space alien attacks, out-of-control viruses and giant meteors striking Earth. These things probably will not happen, just like the prediction that […]

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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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