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Title: 2008 NATIONAL ANNUAL MEETING HOW SCOUTING SERVES TODAYS JEWISH YOUTH


1
2008 NATIONAL ANNUAL MEETINGHOW SCOUTING
SERVESTODAYS JEWISH YOUTH
2
INTRODUCTIONS
  • David Richardson
  • Associate Director, Relationships Division
  • Advisor to National Jewish Committee
  • A. J. Kreimer
  • Chairman, National Jewish Committee
  • Past President, Burlington County Council (NJ)

3
JEWISH SCOUTING A PRIMER FOR UNDERSTANDING A
DIVERSE MARKET
4
HISTORY OF JEWISH SCOUTING
  • 1910 Mortimer Schiff William Mitchell meet with
    William Boyce
  • National Council of the BSA Established
  • Schiff provides funding for the Movement
  • 1913 1ST Jewish Troop formed at 92nd St YM-YWHA
    in New York City
  • 1915 National Council of YMHAs creates a
    Scouting Committee
  • 1926 National Jewish Committee on Scouting
    founded
  • 1957 1,367 Troops Chartered to Jewish
    Institutions
  • 100,000 Estimated Jewish Scouts
  • Source A Critical History of Organized Jewish
    Involvement in the
  • Boy Scouts of America 1926-1987
  • By Rabbi Arnold M. Sleutelberg

5
HISTORY (continued)
  • Mortimer L. Schiff
  • Awarded the Silver Buffalo in 1926 with Baden
    Powell
  • the first year that the award was presented
  • Elected as the 5th President of the BSA 1931
  • John M. Schiff
  • Elected as the 8th President of the BSA
    1951-1956

6
FUNCTIONS of the NJCOS
  • Advisory Committee to the BSA
  • Support Local Council Efforts
  • Promote Cooperative Contacts
  • Develop and Distribute Publications
  • Recruit Chaplains
  • Provide National Programming
  • Provide Leadership Development

7
ADVISORY COMMITTEE TO BSA
  • National Religious Relationships Committee
  • Scheduling Issues (Calendar)
  • Advancement Criteria
  • Training Materials (Example Wood Badge)
  • National Relationships Committee
  • National Relationships Division

8
SUPPORT LOCAL COUNCILS
  • Membership Growth
  • Unit Formation
  • Cubs, Scouts and Venturers
  • Promotion of Religious Emblems
  • Create Opportunities for Jewish Youth
  • Financial Support

9
PROMOTE COOPERATIVE CONTACTS
  • National Jewish Organizations
  • Rabbinical Associations
  • Jewish Educational Associations
  • Jewish Community at Large

10
DEVELOP AND DISTRIBUTEPUBLICATIONS MATERIALS
  • LITERATURE
  • High Adventure Prayer Books
  • Program Activity Guides
  • Keeping the Sabbath While Camping
  • WEB PRESENCE
  • www.jewishscouting.org
  • J-SCOUTS LISTSERVE
  • J-Scouts_at_jewishscouting.org
  • SUPPORT and MARKETING MATERIALS
  • Fact Sheets
  • Committee Flags
  • Scout Shabbat Patches

11
RECRUIT CHAPLAINS
  • High Adventure Bases
  • Jamborees
  • National
  • World
  • National OA Events
  • Other National and Regional Events

12
PROMOTE NATIONAL PROGRAMMING and LEADERSHIP
DEVELOPMENT
  • Philmont Training Center
  • Regional Conferences
  • National Jamborees
  • World Jamborees

13
RELIGIOUS EMBLEMS AND AWARDS
Administered by P.R.A.Y. Programs of Religious
Activities with Youth
14
  • 4 Youth Emblems (Earned)
  • Maccabee Grades 1-3
  • Aleph Grades 3-5
  • Ner Tamid Grades 6-9 (Boy Scouts only)
  • Etz Chaim Ages 14 17 (20 for Venturers)

15
NATIONAL COMMITTEEORGANIZATIONAL STRUCTURE
  • Chair Appointed by National President
  • with Concurrence of Chief Scout Executive
  • Executive Vice-Chair
  • Standing Committee Chairs
  • National Chaplain
  • Secretary
  • Four Regional Chairs
  • National Advisor

16
STANDING COMMITTEES
  • Program Resources
  • Awards Recognitions
  • National Relationships
  • Membership Marketing
  • Leadership Development
  • Strategic Planning
  • Finance
  • Scholarships

17
REGIONAL COUNCIL STRUCTURE
  • 4 Regional Chairs
  • Area Representatives
  • Council Jewish Committee Chairs
  • Council Jewish Committees

18
A BASIC PRIMER ON JUDAISM
  • Holiday Start and End Times
  • Scheduling Council/District Events
  • Religious Services
  • Invocations and Prayers at Scouting Events

19
The Many Faces of Judaism
  • Affiliated vs Non-Affiliated Jews
  • Secular vs Religious
  • The Jewish Federation System
  • Rabbinical Associations

20
The Branches of Judaism
  • Reform
  • Reconstructionist
  • Conservative
  • Orthodox
  • Charedi (Ultra-Orthodox)

21
Terminology
  • Kosher
  • Shomer Shabbos

22
THE JEWISH COMMUNITY
  • Potential Unit Sponsors
  • Synagogues (Mens Clubs)
  • Federations
  • Jewish Community Centers
  • Jewish War Veteran Posts
  • Day Schools
  • Existing Youth Groups
  • Serving Jewish Youth in Non-Jewish Units

23
HOW TO CREATE AND MAINTAIN AN EFFECTIVE
LOCALJEWISH COMMITTEE ON SCOUTING
24
The Council JCOS
  • Identify the Chairperson
  • Recruit Committee Members
  • Fill Leadership Positions
  • Develop a Successful Program
  • Council Jewish Committee on Scouting Publication
    15-248

25
LEADERSHIP
  • Identifying the RIGHT People
  • Sources of Volunteers
  • Board Members
  • Jewish Eagle Scouts
  • Leaders of Existing Units
  • Parents
  • Jewish Community

26
EXAMPLES OF SUCCESSFUL PROGRAMMING
  • Emblems Workshop
  • Scout Shabbat
  • Service Projects
  • Holiday Celebrations
  • Kinnusim
  • Awards Ceremonies

27
ADULT RECOGNITION
  • Shofar Award
  • Chairmans Award

28
QUESTIONS ??
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