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Welcome to Scouting

Welcome to Scouting!

FOR NEWCOMERS TO JEWISH SCOUTING:

Use this page to find out about Scouting for Jewish Youth. Click on our Chairman’s Welcome below. Then click the button to view our video, Jewish Faith in Scouting. See Michelle’s message by clicking on it to hear what a parent has to say about the benefits of Scouting. Then read the Chairman’s Message to get a flavor for our program. Then go to our other web pages and learn about how to bring the values of Scouting to more Jewish youth.

FOR ORGANIZATIONS INTERESTED IN STARTING AND GROWING UNITS:

Our Jewish children need the benefits of Family Scouting. Does your community need a new Den or Pack? Let us help you! The National Jewish Committee on Scouting helps Jewish organizations increase the number of Jewish Scouts. Read our booklets and recruiting helps to get started in forming new units. Start with our booklet Follow these easy steps to form a sustainable new unit at a Jewish institution. Read about how to make that unit successful in How to Make a Unit Successful. Download our Scouting for Jewish Youth pamphlet. Give your Scouting professional a copy of our “Guide to the Jewish Community for Youth Serving Executives. Download our complete Recruiting Guide to help you get started.

For council committee members: read our booklets, A Guide for your New or Reorganized Local Council Jewish Committee on Scouting and our Committee Improvement Initiative. Download our complete booklet on Scouting for Jewish Youth. Download our complete Recruiting Guide.

FOR PROFESSIONALS ASSISTING JEWISH SCOUTING UNITS:

Jewish organizations present a great opportunity for increasing Jewish sponsored units and Jewish Scout numbers in your council. The National Jewish Committee on Scouting has prepared the tools you need to help create local council committees, make them successful and add units to your program. Start with our Guide to the Jewish Community for Youth Serving Executives. Learn how to create a Jewish Committee on Scouting for your council with our booklet, How to Create or Reorganize a Successful Jewish Committee on Scouting. Find the knowledge on how to make the local committee an effective partner in forming new units in A Guide for Your New or Reorganized Local Council Jewish Committee on Scouting and become familiar with our recruiting tools: Follow these easy steps to form a sustainable new unit at a Jewish institution, How to Make a New Unit Successful. Read the Committee Improvement Initiative and the Scouting for Jewish Youth pamphlet. Download our complete booklet on Scouting for Jewish Youth.

Here’s a message from our chairman, Bruce Chudacoff:

Whether you’re looking for a pack (for Cub Scouts) or a den (for Boy Scouts), and whether you’re Reform, Orthodox, culturally Jewish, or anything in between there is always a place for you in Jewish Scouting.

View the Jewish Faith in Scouting video, which shows how the Jewish faith seamlessly binds with the BSA in order to deliver a program that enhances the Jewish experience and allows Jewish Scouts to take pride in their faith and traditions.

As a parent, Michelle is featured in a video in which she talks about what the Scouting program means to her and how the program is an integral part of her family life.

As of 2015, the Executive Board of the Boy Scouts of America eliminated all national membership standards for adults based on sexual orientation.

welcome to scoutingThe 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.