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Jewish Committee on Scouting Good Turn 2021

Memorial Day Good Turn

The Council Jewish Committee on Scout’s is proud to place American flags on the graves of veterans at eight local Jewish cemeteries.

Thank you to everyone who came out and made the 2021 event a great success.  Check back after the first of the year for dates and details on the 2022 Good Turn.

Scout Sabbath
Scout Sabbath was held on Friday, February 7, 2020, at Congregation Shaare Emeth, 11645 Ladue Rd, St. Louis, MO 63141. Scouts and Scouters were presented the religious emblems they have earned since the last Scout Sabbath. For information on the Jewish religious emblems, please visit the National Jewish Committee on Scoutings’ website here.

2020’s Scout Sabbath:


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