Welcome to the NCAC's Jewish Committee on Scouting
The National Capital Area Council's (NCAC) Jewish Committee on Scouting (JCOS) offers a variety of activities to benefit Scouts of the Jewish faith. Since its founding, our committee has conducted Friday evening services at Goshen summer camp and a Merit Badge and Religious Awards Fair in January, organized Sabbath services during Boy Scout Week, conducted a Pinewood Derby for Cub Scouts, and arranged a Memorial Day Weekend Jewish Camporee. We also assist Scouts to earn recognition in the Maccabee, Aleph, Ner Tamid, and Etz Chaim religious awards program. Adult Scout leaders also have the opportunity to be recognized for their efforts.
The NCAC JCOS is part of the Northeast Region of the National Committee on Jewish Scouting, and participates in many activities alongside other Jewish troops in our region, and across the nation. The National Committee on Jewish Scouting is overseeing the Jewish contingent at the upcoming 2013 Jamboree, which will be Shomer Shabbos and observe Kashrut at the Summit. (For more information on Shomer Shabbos Scouting, click here.)
We encourage Jewish Scouts and adult volunteers to participate in our activities. Provided for your convenience is a comprehensive list of resources available for Jewish Scouting programs. Stay tuned to this site for details on upcoming activities and programs. We welcome adult participation on our committee, which meets monthly.
Please send any updates or corrections to our Web content manager, Amy Johnson.
Julian Tishkoff - Committee Chair
Shomer Shabbos Ordeal Scheduled for June 1-2, 2013.
Registration for Memorial Day Camporee is open!
| Upcoming Events || |
- Northeast Region Jewish Committe on Scouting Meeting. - May 22, 2013.
Click here for items to be discussed.
- Shomer Shabbos Wood Badge Course, hosted by Baltimore Area Council - May 30, June 10-14, 2013.
For more information or to register, click here.
- JCoS Camporee - Memorial Day Weekend, May 26-27, 2013
- Shomer Shabbos/Kosher Ordeal - June 1-2, 2013
- 2013 Jamboree Jewish Contingent - July 15-24, 2013
- Potomac Nationals' Jewish Heritage Night - July 21, 2013
- Scouting in the Jewish Community (Philmont)
For a comprehensive list of resources available to assist in Jewish Scouting programs, click here.
The National Jewish Committee on Scouting will award scholarships to Eagle Scouts who best meet the qualifications outlined below and on the nomination application. for details on the programs, click here.
Jewish Troops and Packs
Within the NCAC, these are troops that are chartered by Jewish organizations:
While the troops often work collaboratively, each is unique in its approach to Scouting within a Jewish context.
Jewish Holidays and Festivals
The dates of 2013 Jewish religious observances are provided here so that Scout units and districts are aware of potential conflicts.
January 26 - Tu B'Shvat
February 24 - Purim
March 25 - April 2 - Passover
April 28 - Lag B'Omer
May 14-16 - Shavuot
July 16 - Tisha B'Av
September 4-6 - Rosh Hashanah
September 13-14 - Yom Kippur
September 18-25 - Sukkot
September 26 - Shmini Atzeret
September 27 - Simchat Torah
November 27 - December 5 - Chanukah