The Temple Emanu-El board of directors has unanimously voted to be a chartering organization for a Cub Scout pack of the Boy Scouts of America.
Recruitment is beginning in both the Jewish and general communities for charter members of Pack 613, says Herbert A. Cohn, assistant district commissioner, Spanish Trails District, Catalina Council, Boy Scouts of America. The pack may include boys from kindergarten (age 5) in the Lion Cubs pilot program, through age 10 ½ in Arrow of Light (formerly Webelos 2).
“We hope that by being part of the system as an inclusive unit, welcoming all youth, we can promote the larger issue of inclusiveness in the Boy Scouts of America,” says Cohn, who adds that scouting can “help prepare our youth for the future to continue to repair the world we live in.”
The first Pack 613 meeting will be held at Temple Emanu-El on Sunday, Sept. 11 at noon. For more information, email Cohn at [email protected]