Jewish Scouting On-Line!
Alan Houser (troop24@EMF.NET)
Sun, 10 Sep 1995 22:59:26 -0700
I am pleased to announce two new InterNet services sponsored by the National
Jewish Committee on Scouting (BSA): an email list called J-Scouts and a
brand-new World Wide Web presence, the National Jewish Committee on Scouting
home page. The NJCS has been looking for a way to improve communications
between itself and the Scouters and Scouts in the program at the grass roots
levels, and we think we have found some tools to accomplish that.
I have appended a copy of the J-Scouts info file to the end of this message,
along with subscription information. This is an open list for anyone working
with Jewish Scouts anywhere in the world. As is mentioned below, even though
J-Scouts is sponsored by the BSA-associated NJCS, I would hope that other
groups and individuals world-wide would feel comfortable in sharing in the
discussions. J-Scouts is not designed to replace or supplant Scouts-L, but
to add another resource.
The NJCS home page features a number of resources for the Jewish Scout and
Scouter, including requirements for religious emblems and program materials.
Eventually, all 4 of the regional subcommittees will be adding material to
these pages as well. The home page is located at
If you are aware of other resources for Jewish Scouting, please let me know.
Alan R. Houser ** Scoutmaster, Berkeley Troop 24 ** firstname.lastname@example.org
** WWW page ** http://www.emf.net/~troop24/t24.html **
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The J-Scouts mailing list is a service of the National Jewish Committee
on Scouting to provide for improving communication between and among the
NJCS and Jewish Scouts and Scouters and other Scouters who are providing
service to Jewish youth. It is particularly directed at providing
additional resources to the Scout or Scouter who does not have the support
of a local Jewish Committee on Scouting or even a local Jewish community.
Although the focus of this list is Jewish Scouting and its sponsor is the
BSA-associated NJCS, this list is open to anyone, including Girl Scouts and
Girl Scout leaders and non-USA and non-Jewish Scouts and Scouters. The only
requests are that contributors remember the mission of the J-Scouts list
and the Scout Oath and Law, in particular, the twelfth point of the Scout
A Scout is REVERENT: A Scout is reverent toward G-d. He is
faithful in his religious duties. He respects the beliefs
The NJCS will use this list to announce various programs it is producing,
such as the new religious emblem for older Boy Scouts and Explorers, regional
kinusim, kosher Wood Badge and other training courses, and scholarships and
other awards. Other Jewish Scouting organizations are invited to use the
list in the same manner.
The idea is to provide another channel for getting information from the NJCS
to those who are trying to deliver a quality Scouting program to the Jewish
community. Thus, it is to the advantage of everyone in Jewish Scouting to
subscribe to J-Scouts.
To subscribe to the J-Scouts mailing list, send an email message to
with the one-line message:
subscribe j-scouts your name
where "your name" is your real name.
J-Scouts is a part of Shamash, the International Jewish Internet Service.
For more information about Shamash lists send a message to
email@example.com with one word in it, LISTS. Shamash is also
reachable via World Wide Web at http://shamash.nysernet.org and by gopher
and ftp to shamash.nysernet.org.
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City