Jewish Committee on Scouting

The mission of the Jewish Committee on Scouting is to provide a Jewish experience to scouts of the Jewish faith and to maintain a Jewish presence in scouting by organizing units sponsored by Jewish organizations.

In order to carry out our mission we supervise or participate in the following programs:
- Jewish education classes and activities leading to the earning of Jewish religious emblems.
- Maintain the Jewish Chapel at Scout Camp.
- Sponsor Annual Jewish Scout Sabbath services at a local synagogue.
- Sponsor Annual Jewish Awards Breakfast to honor all scouts who have earned Jewish
emblems.
- Sponsor annual Lag B’omer Bonfire.
- Provide leadership for religious services at council sponsored week end and summer camp
programs.
- Provide leadership and participate in annual All Faith Week End.
- Provide leadership and participate in annual Ten Commandment Hike.
- Participate in the council membership committee.
- Safeguard the religious needs of Jewish scouts in the council.

Information regarding the planning of your unit programs - for Calendar Year 2017/18

Please be sensitive to the needs of Jewish Cubs or Scouts in your unit and keep open time on your unit calendar for them to participate in the program of The Jewish Committee on Scouting on the following dates:

All Faith Weekend: TBA

Jewish Scouts in Troops that do not plan to attend the All Faith Week End are encouraged to become part of a "Provisional Unit" which will host them so that they can attend the Weekend, participate in the Jewish Program, and fulfill the twelfth point of the Scout Law: A Scout is Reverent.

Ten Commandment Hike: Friday Morning, November 25, 2017

Ten Commandment Hike for Cubs, Scouts and Venturers - An All Faith Committee educational program to convey an understanding of the moral underpinning of society contained in the Ten Commandments and to teach tolerance and respect for others.

 Jewish Cub Emblem Activity Program: Click Here

A program of activities to get Cubs started on working toward earning their religious Maccabee and Aleph Emblems.

Ner Tamid Emblem Classes – Starting Sunday evening in January, 2018 Click Here

Classes given by the Jewish Committee on Scouting once a  month on Sunday evenings from 6:30 PM to 8:00 PM starting in January at Temple B'nai Sholom, 100 Hempstead Ave., Rockville Centre.  Call Mr. David Schuster @516-731-3930 to register for the classes or for additional information.

Jewish Scout Sabbath: Friday Evening, February 2, 2018

Evening religious services with Cub and Scout participation and recognition Special program commemorating Boy Scouts of America 100th Anniversary - for more info Click Here

 For more information on: Jewish religious awards, programming, provisional units for individual attendance at the All Faith Week End  or Jewishly sponsored units in Theodore Roosevelt Council contact Jack B. Friedman - 516-338-4237 or David Schuster – 516-731-3930

Please consider nominating a Jewish Scouter in your unit who has done outstanding service on behalf of Jewish youth in Scouting for the prestigious Shofar Award before May 15, 2014. Forms are available at the Scout office or online.

 

The Jewish Committee will publicize any synagogue honoring Boy Scouts during Boy Scout Week. If a list of Cubs or Scouts that attended such a service is submitted to the committee each attendee will be issued a Scout Sabbath patch.

ALL DATES SUBJECT TO CHANGE



To Scouts who are preparing for their Eagle Courts of Honor

The Jewish Committee on Scouting would like to present all Eagle Scouts with a certificate on the occasion of their Court of Honor. Please download and complete the file below.

JCOS Eagle Recog.pdf

For the National Jewish Committee on Scouting Invocation or Benediction, please Click Here

For Eagle Scholarships and additional recognition information and opportunities from the Jewish Committee on Scouting, please Click Here