South Florida Council news

Steven Yermish, the South Florida Council Jewish Committee on Scouting chair reports a very successful past year. “We had a successful workshop, a wonderful Scoutmasters Camporee, Scout Shabbat Service and our first Council Kinnus in many year,” he reports. Among the training for Jewish Scouters this past year was a special Sunday BALOO course. Yermish extends […]

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Parsha Re’eh: A blessing and a curse

Dear Scouts: This week, our parasha, Re’eh, gives us the Tochacha (admonition):  “See, I present before you today a blessing and a curse.  The blessing: That you listen to the commandments of Hashem, your God, that I command you today.  And the curse:  If you do not listen to the commandments of Hashem, your God, and you stray […]

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Parsha Eikev: Answers to questions

Dear Scouts: We’re reading parshas Eikev this week, and I was reminded a little of my youth in Troop 806.  I generally tried to pay attention to whatever talking was going on in my direction:  announcements (ugh), instructions, classes, stories, et cetera.  There’d often be questions for clarifying details, missing details, confirming details, details, details, […]

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2013 Jewish Jamboree Schedule

2013 JEWISH JAMBOREE SCHEDULE ALL JAMBOREE LONG “THE SUMMIT VIDEO CHALLENGE“ Play three video games (“The Path to Eagle” – “Pong” classic video – “Kim’s Game”) Scores posted in real time:  http://www.jewishscouting.org/2013-national-scout-jamboree-summit-video-challenge/ You can play all day long, but only the first score of each day counts. NATIONAL JEWISH COMMITTEE ON SCOUTING BOOTH – Faith […]

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Jewish Eagle Scout Scholarships

The National Jewish Committee on Scouting will award scholarships to Eagle Scouts who best meet the qualifications outlined below and on the nomination application. Eligibility Requirements Eligible applicants must: • Be a registered, active member of a Boy Scout troop, Varsity Scout team, or Venturing crew. • Have received the Eagle Scout Award. • Be an […]

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Youth Religious Emblems and Adult Awards

It was a natural outgrowth of the relationship between Scouting and Jewish organizations that the religious emblems program was originated to give recognition to youth who had demonstrated religious growth. In 1945 the National Jewish Committee on Scouting issued the Ner Tamid emblem for Boy Scouts and Venturers who are Jewish. Today there is also […]

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