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Jewish Scouting

2019 Traditional Jewish Philmont Trek
July 8, 2019
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Jewish Committee on Scouting Good Turn 2019The Council Jewish Committee on Scouting’s Annual Good Turn will be May 26 to assist the Jewish War Veterans in placing 7,000 flags on the graves of Jewish war veterans at 8 cemeteries.

Gathering for a light breakfast provided by the Jewish War Veterans will be held at United Hebrew Congregation (13788 Conway Road, St. Louis 63141) at 7 am – all are welcome! While pre-registration is not required, help us by pre-registering HERE.

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Scout Sabbath
Scout Sabbath was held on Friday, February 8, 2019 at United Hebrew Congregation. Pictured, back row, left to right: Ben Luedloff, Advisor to the Council Jewish Committee on Scouting, Earl Binder, Chair of the Council Jewish Committee on Scouting, Eric Berger, Shofar Award recipient; front row, left to right Elijah G., Abigale B. (first girl in GSLAC to earn a Jewish Emblem), and Noah B., all recipients of the Maccabee Emblem. Not pictured: Noah C., and Zachary P., both recipients of the Maccabee Emblem.


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 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 youth of the Jewish faith. Representatives of all branches of Judaism will be involved to insure broad coverage of the Jewish community.

The committee will also:


Earl R. Binder, Chairman, Jewish Committee on Scouting
Greater St. Louis Area Council, BSA

Visit The National Jewish Committee on Scouting for more information.

Cub Scout Religious Emblems
Maccabee Tigers, Wolves and Bears
Aleph Bears, Webelos and Arrow of Light dens
Boy Scout and Venturer Religious Emblems
Ner Tamid Boy Scouts in grades 6-8
Etz Chaim Boy Scouts and Venturers in grades 9-12