Become an Eagle Scout
You’ve reached the pinnacle of your Scouting life, and we want to recognize your hard work not just as a Scout, but as a Jewish Scout. Compared to other major faith groups, very few Jewish Scouts achieve the Eagle rank. Therefore, the National Jewish Committee on Scouting offers letters of congratulations and a certificate to Jewish Eagle Scouts to acknowledge all of your hard work.
Eagle Scout Kit Application
The National Jewish Committee on Scouting asks that requests be made first and foremost by utilizing the Eagle Scout kit application link listed below as a Word document (with fields that can easily be filled in and saved).
Once the Eagle Scout kit application has been filled in or scanned, it may be sent as an attachment via email to Jeanne Tillman at the National Jewish Committee on Scouting office of the Community Alliance Division. Please note the synagogue/temple affiliation of each Scout and, when applicable, any Jewish religious emblems previously earned.
Eagle Scout kit applications may also be sent by fax to 972-580-2535 (Attention: Jeanne Tillman).
Eagle Scout kit applications may also be sent via regular United States mail to: NJCOS, Community Alliances S342, P.O. Box 152079, Irving, TX 75015-2091. All requests will be honored, but we ask that all pertinent information contained in the Eagle Scout kit application be included in any private correspondence. These include the name, address and phone number of the Scout, his unit number, chartering organization, council name, date of Eagle Scout Court of Honor (or date of Eagle Scout Board of Review), description of Eagle Scout project, synagogue or temple affiliation and any Jewish religious emblems previously earned. The name, address and phone number of the requesting party are also requested as is the address to where the Eagle Scout kit should be mailed.
Eagle Scout Court of Honor
NJCOS is pleased to offer Eagle Scout Courts of Honor for a Jewish Scout achieving the coveted rank of Eagle Scout. These invocations and benediction are appropriate for all such Eagle Scout Courts of Honor and bear the approval of the NJCOS.
Eagle Scout Scholarships
The National Jewish Committee on Scouting will award scholarships to Eagle Scouts who best meet these qualifications. To be eligible you 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 active member of a synagogue and possess the Ner Tamid or Etz Chaim religious emblem.
• Have demonstrated practical citizenship in your synagogue, school, Scouting unit, and community.
• Be enrolled in an accredited high school and in your final year at the time of selection. Exception: Scouts whose Eagle Scout boards of review are held the same year of their high school graduation may apply in that calendar year.
Scholarships awarded each year are:
Chester M. Vernon Memorial Eagle Scout Scholarship Program: Recipients receive a $1,000 scholarship per year for four years. Applicants must demonstrate financial need.
Rick Arkans Eagle Scout Scholarship Program: The recipient will receive a one-time $1,000 scholarship. Applicants must demonstrate financial need.
Frank L. Weil Memorial Eagle Scout Scholarship Program: [Link to page] The recipient will receive a $1,000 scholarship. Two second-place scholarship awards will be given in the amount of $500 each.
Applicants for the Vernon and Arkans scholarships must submit a copy of the Free Application for Federal Student Assistance (FAFSA).
Applications must be submitted between October 1, 2017 and January 31, 2018. The names of the recipients will be announced in May 2018.
Recipients can receive their scholarships after submitting a tuition bill from their selected college or university. Scouts must use the entire award within four years of their high school graduation date, not including any time spent on active military duty.
Scholarships may be used to attend any accredited college or university that offer a Bachelor’s degree or equivalent. Disbursement will be made to the student and may be used only to defray necessary costs of his education.