BOY SCOUTS OF AMERICA AND SIGMA ALPHA MU FRATERNITY FORM NATIONAL PARTNERSHIP
Indianapolis, IN — March 15, 2016 — Bruce Chudacoff, Chairman of the National Jewish Committee on Scouting of the Boy Scouts of America (NJCOS) and David Sergi, Supreme Prior of Sigma Alpha Mu Fraternity (SAM), announced today that they have entered into a partnership to promote the development of young Jews throughout the country.
SAM alumni will be cooperating with local Boy Scout packs, troops and crews to fill leadership positions and encourage the formation of new Scouting units. The partnership will also provide SAM alumni with new opportunities to serve their local communities, share quality time with their sons as they grow up and be a positive influence for other young men. Offering collegiate men and alumni social and service opportunities to teach leadership skills is a key part of SAM’s mission.
Chudacoff welcomed the new partnership, "With their strong leadership skills, fraternity alumni are ideal candidates to help us train the future leaders of our country and instill in them the values that will help them make ethical and moral choices over their lifetimes. Our new partnership will strengthen both our Scouting for Jewish Youth programs and Sigma Alpha Mu."
"The National Jewish Committee on Scouting of the Boy Scouts of America and Sigma Alpha Mu share a mission to develop values-based leaders through true Jewish fraternalism,” said David Sergi, Supreme Prior of Sigma Alpha Mu Fraternity. “This partnership will help young people across the country develop their value systems and become the leaders of tomorrow while providing opportunities for our alumni to support the growth and development of the Scouting program."
Sigma Alpha Mu Fraternity will provide leadership and financial support as a part of the partnership on a national level with the Boy Scouts of America. The Sigma Alpha Mu Foundation has a dedicated scholarship for a member that is an Eagle Scout.
More information about the National Jewish Committee on Scouting is available at: www.jewishscouting.org
Frequently Asked Questions:
Why is this partnership important?
Sigma Alpha Mu believes in the positive development of values-based leaders. Scouting is a great program that benefits youth. This opportunity provides our alumni a chance to help identify locations for Scout units and promote Scouting to youth. Sigma Alpha Mu will be able to communicate with graduating Scouts in hopes of helping them find a home in our chapters to continue their personal development.
How can I get involved?
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What does this mean for chapters?
Undergraduate chapters are not intended to be directly involved with Scout troops and packs through this partnership, but we anticipate gaining referrals for fraternity membership from this partnership.
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