scouts-l Mail Archive for August of 2000: Deadline for Jewish Jamboree Troops (1 of 3)
Alan Houser (troop24@EMF.NET
Thu Aug 03 2000 - 18:00:37 CDT
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Alan R. Houser
Date: Wed, 2 Aug 2000 03:17:22 EDT
Subject: August 30, 2000 Deadline for Jewish Scouts and the 2001 National Jamboree
The opportunity for some Jewish Scouts to attend the 2001 National Scout
Jamboree will close in just FOUR WEEKS.
Three Jamboree Troops have been allocated, primarily to address some special
needs. Just as it has done at past Jamborees, though, this program is
attracting Jewish Scouts from across the entire spectrum of the American
Jewish community, and across the breadth of the United States.
These Troops are designed to eliminate all barriers to entry, and to allow
full access to the spectacular Jamboree experience, for Scouts whose
observance of the Boy Scouts of America's 12th point of the Scout Law ..."A
Scout is Reverent"... includes observing the four requirements of:
1. The Jewish dietary laws at all times (Kashrut),
2. The Sabbath from sundown Friday to nightfall on Saturday (Shabbat),
3. Daily prayer services in the morning and afternoon/evening (Tefila),
4. Opportunities for ongoing religious learning (Limudei Kodesh).
This unique opportunity, though, may close for registration as soon as August
30, 2000, or before, if all positions are filled.
Three Shomer Shabbat troops have been allocated to the National Jewish
Committee on Scouting and are being hosted by Old Colony Council. Sufficient
registrations have been received to fill two of these troops and part of the
third. More than enough Scouts to fill the third troop have expressed
interest in this program, but a registration deadline of August 30, 2000 has
just been set.
This means that any Jewish Scout interested in assuring a spot in "The Shomer
Shabbat Contingent" to the 2001 Jamboree must have his application and $100
deposit received by Old Colony Council by August 30, 2000, or before all 105
youth positions are filled - whichever comes first.
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