The Dallas Jewish Committee on Scouting is a division of the National Jewish Committee on Scouting. These committees are associated with the Boy Scouts of America in their Relationships area. The purpose of the DJCoS is to promote Scouting amongst Jewish youth and to bring the values of Judaism to Scouting.
Shomer Shabbat Contingent to 2017 Jamboree
Jamboree Troops and a Crew are currently being formed for observant Jewish Scouts from throughout the United States and other countries wishing to attend the 2017 National Jamboree at the Summit Bechtel Reserve in WV.
The National Jewish Committee on Scouting each year offers five scholarships woth $7,000 to Jewish Eagle Scouts who are high school seniors and have also earned the Ner Tamid or Etz Chaim religious emblems. There are three different scholarship categories and at least five different Eagles will be awarded financial aid. Application deadline for the most recently awarded scholarships will be January 31, 2017. Submission of applications for this year's scholarships are now open. Don't waste any time. The names of the recipients will be announced in May 2017!
The Tzofim Friendship Caravan will crisscross North America bringing Israeli culture and goodwill through their unique blend of smiles, songs, and dances in Hebrew, Yiddish, and English. The Caravan is coming to our community, so come see the show!
Appropriate for all ages
Saturday, July 11, 2015, the Caravan performed at the Circle Ten Council Scout Center on Harry Hines Blvd.
Click on slides to watch a slide show about the Caravan visit
Religious Emblems Workshop
On Sunday, December 7, 2014 at 2:30 p.m. at Temple Emanu-El we conducted a Religious Emblems Workshop where Cub and Boy Scouts worked toward earning one of the four Jewish awards available to Scouts of various ages. The date for an upcoming workshop near the end of this year will be announed soon.
Support the Israel Scout Friendship Caravan with a donation.
In the preface to the 1908 edition of Scouting for Boys, Lord Baden-Powell shared his vision for Scouting when he wrote:
"Let us, therefore, in training our Scouts, keep the higher aims in the forefront, not let ourselves get too absorbed in the steps. Don't let the technical outweigh the moral...Field efficiency, backwoodsmanship, camping, hiking, good turns, jamboree comradeship are all means, not the end. The end is character with a purpose. And that purpose, that the next generation may be sane in an insane world, and develop the higher realization of service, active "service of love, and duty to God and neighbor.