The mission of Friends of Shomer Shabbat Scouting is to promote and assist in the delivery of, in Jewish Sabbath-Observant groups and settings, the Scouting program of the Boy Scouts of America, and other scouting programs, of promoting the ability of boys and young men and women to do things for themselves and others, training them in Scoutcraft, and teaching them patriotism, courage, self-reliance, and kindred virtues.

Our focus is on supporting Scouts whose observance of the Boy Scouts of America’s 12th point of the Scout Law ...“A Scout is Reverent”... includes observing the five requirements of:

  • Kashrut - The Jewish dietary laws at all times,
  • Shabbat - The Sabbath from sundown Friday to nightfall on Saturday,
  • Tefila - Daily prayer services in the morning and afternoon/evening,
  • Limudei Kodesh - Opportunities for ongoing religious learning,
  • Tzeniut - Modesty in dress and behavior, especially with regard to the interaction between boys and girls, guided by religious law.


Friends of Shomer Shabbat Scouting is a registered 501(c)(3) organization.