Jewish Scouting Events
The NCAC's Jewish Committee on Scouting (JCOS) offers a variety of activities to benefit Scouts of the Jewish faith. For further information or assistance, or to answer any questions, contact Julian Tishkoff, JCOS Chair, at 301-424-8469, or e-mail.
Scheduled events for Jewish Scouts in 2013 include:
Merit Badge and Religious Awards Fair - January 6, 2013
Each year, the NCAC Jewish Committee on Scouting invites ALL Scouts to participate in our merit badge fair, held annually on a Sunday in January each year. Look for a flyer providing further information in the early autumn. In addition, Jewish Scouts are invited to work on their religious awards.
2013 Scout Shabbat
Has your Pack, Troop, or Crew considered conducting a Scout Shabbat? The Committee urges all Jewish congregations in the National Capital Area to recognize the value and contributions of Scouting by hosting a Scout Shabbat. Scout Shabbat is a national observance that offers an excellent opportunity for worshippers to honor Scouts and Scout leaders in their congregation for their achievements and their service to the community, as well as learn more about the value of Scouting as a youth program.
The Committee is eager to provide any assistance a congregation may need to prepare a Scout Shabbat. If your congregation would like the Committee to participate, we would be happy to do so. Please let us know if you will be having a Scout Shabbat, and if you are opening it to other area Scouts. We would be delighted to share the information with the Jewish Scouts and Scout leaders of the National Capital area.
Troops and religious organizations who conduct a Scout Shabbat and would like to commemorate that special day with the patch pictured can purchase them here.
Memorial Day Weekend Camporee - May 26-27, 2013
Don't miss the annual Camporee sponsored by the Committee this Memorial Day Weekend, May 26-27 (Sunday-Monday), which offers overnight camping for National Capital Area Jewish Scouts, Webelos, and Cub Scouts. This year we will be joined by Scouts and Ventures from ADAMS. Highlights will include a campfire, kite-fly, and COPE course. Clich here for more information.
Shomer Shabbos/Kosher Ordeal - June 1-2, 2013
A Shabbat- and kosher-observant OA ordeal will be conducted by the Patriot Chapter of the Amangamek-Wipit Lodge (National Capital Area Council) on June 1-2 in Burke, VA.
The Ordeal will begin after Shabbat on Saturday night, June 1, and conclude Sunday afternoon,
June 2. Shabbat hospitality for the Shabbat preceding the Ordeal can be arranged, with a departure to the Ordeal site immediately after Shabbat (i.e., after Maariv and Havdalah).
Anyone with interested ordeal candidates should contact Robert Book as soon as possible -- time is short..