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Jewish Committee - Jewish Cub Scout Emblem Workshop Posted Oct. 13, 2014
The Connecticut Yankee Council Jewish Committee on Scouting will host the Jewish Cub Scout Emblems Workshop on Sunday, January 25, 1:30-4:00 p.m. at Congregation Or Shalom, 205 Old Grassy Hill Road, Orange. Jewish Cub Scouts can come out for an afternoon of fun and learning, and earn either the Maccabee or Aleph emblem. Tigers, Wolves and Bears are eligible to work towards earning the Maccabee Emblem. Bears who have already earned the Maccabee emblem, and Webelos work on the Aleph Emblem. Both programs are designed help Jewish Cub Scouts learn more about Judaism, their faith, and Duty To God.
An $18 program fee covers all learning materials, a snack, and lots of fun! Each Scout must be accompanied by an adult partner who will be in attendance for the duration of the program.
Maccabee award candidates need their Hebrew names and those of their parents and grandparents. Aleph award candidates need to attend six Sabbath services and write a brief description of three Torah portions. If these requirements are not completed by January 25, the Scout may finish them at a later date. EMBLEMS WILL BE PRESENTED TO THOSE SCOUTS WHO COMPLETE ALL REQUIREMENTS ON OR BY JANUARY 25 AT THE SCOUT SHABBAT SERVICE ON FEBRUARY 13, 2015. THERE IS AN ADDITIONAL FEE FOR THE EMBLEMS.
Registrations must be received by January 9, 2015. Space is limited, so sign-up now. Click below for more information and to register. Click below on MORE INFORMATION for more details and to register to attend.
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Jewish Committee - Jewish Religious Emblems Posted Feb. 7, 2013
The National Jewish Committee offers several religious emblem programs to further a Scout’s religious involvement and education. Programs are tailored to be age and grade appropriate from the youngest Cub Scout to Boy Scouts, Venturers and Sea Scouts. The Maccabbe Emblem is available to Cub Scouts in 1st-3rd grade, the Aleph Emblem to Cub Scouts in 3rd -5th grade, the Ner Tamid Emblem to Boy Scouts in 6th-9th grade, and the Etz Chiam Emblem to Boy Scouts, Venturers and Sea Scouts in 9th grade and up. Upon completion of the requirements for any of these emblems a Scout will receive the appropriate medal and certificate, and will be recognized at the annual Scout Shabbat Service.
Click below for more information on the religious emblems program. Contact the Jewish Committee on Scouting for help in getting started.
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Jewish Committee - Earn the Hebrew Interpreter Award Posted Feb. 7, 2013
Youth and adult members (Cub Scouts, Boy Scouts, Varsity Scouts, Venturers and Sea Scouts, plus Scouters in all programs) may wear this strip if they show their knowledge of Hebrew by:
- Carrying on a 5-minute conversation in Hebrew.
- Translating a 2-minute speech or address.
- Writing a letter in Hebrew.
- Translating 200 words or more from the written word.
The strip is available through the Milford Scout Shop at the Connecticut Yankee Council Service Center.
The interpreter strip is worn centered above the "Boy Scouts of America" strip on the uniform.
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Jewish Committee - Facebook Posted Feb. 7, 2013
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