Jewish Committee on Scouting
Memorial Day Good Turn 2022
The Council Jewish Committee on Scouts is proud to assist Jewish War Veterans Post 644 by placing over 8,000 American flags on the graves of veterans at eight local Jewish cemeteries. The 2022 Memorial Day Good Turn will take place on Sunday morning, May 29, 2022. For more information, please download the flyer below, and sign up by downloading the sign-up PDF below.
Thank you to all who participated in the 2022 Jewish Committee on Scouting’s 2022 Good Turn!
Pictures from one of the 8 cemeteries covered, Chesed Shel Emeth Cemetery, may be found Here.
Scout Sabbath 2022
Scout Sabbath 2022 was held on Friday, February 4, 2022 at United Hebrew Congregation. Pictured: Rabbi Adam Bellows, Earl Binder, Rabbi Rosenberg, Nathan “Nate” D., Owen D.s, Michael Ukman, Liam D., Meredith Daniels and Kevin Daniels. Nate earned both his Maccabee Emblem and the Aleph Emblem. and Owen earned his Maccabee Emblem.
For information on the Jewish religious emblems, please visit the National Jewish Committee on Scoutings’ website here.
The Jewish Committee on Scouting
The Jewish Committee on Scouting serves to maintain an open relationship, to assist in fulfilling the Scouting needs of Jewish institutions, and to meet the religious needs of Scouts and leaders of the Jewish faith.
The Committee will work with unit and district leaders in providing the youth of the Jewish faith an opportunity to experience Scouting while maintaining their religious convictions. Adults will work with youth in earning their religious awards. The Shofar Award will be used to recognize outstanding efforts by adult leaders on behalf of the youth of the Jewish faith. Representatives of all branches of Judaism will be involved to ensure broad coverage of the Jewish community.
The committee will also:
- Provide Jewish services as requested by camporee and encampment committees (Jewish services are arranged through the Staff Advisor to the Committee).
- Encourage Cub Scouts, Scouts, and Explorers of the Jewish faith to work toward the earning of the Jewish religious awards.
- Review applications and select recipients for the Shofar Award. Shofar Awards will be presented during Scouting Anniversary Month (February).
- Encourage the extension of the Scouting program to potential Jewish institutions.
- Annually communicate with Rabbis of synagogues and temples in order to maintain cooperation with religious leaders.
Earl R. Binder, Chairman, Jewish Committee on Scouting
Greater St. Louis Area Council, BSA