We have the privilege to announce Michael Shapiro has been selected to receive the Chai Award of the National Jewish Committee on Scouting.
While the Shofar Award is for those that have done tremendous work on behalf of their local council without expectation of reward, the Chai award is bestowed to those scouters that well after being recognized for making a difference continue to go above and beyond in service to our Jewish Scouts.
Their involvement demonstrates a continual and extraordinary commitment to serve scouting in the Jewish Community and has been noticed and recognized as making a difference not only locally but regionally as well.
This award of the National Jewish Committee on Scouting is being conferred upon each of the recipients via the Western Region Jewish Committee on Scouting, that selected these awardees after careful consideration by its Chai Award Subcommittee chaired by the Western Region Chairman and were submitted by written nomination.
The Chai Award is divided into three levels each one demonstrating continued involvement and service. Length of service to the jewish community, time of involvement in scouting, and work accomplished both locally and nationally are three areas of a number of areas that are considered for this honor.
Congratulations to Michael Shapiro for receiving the Chai Silver Award for 2017 – the highest level for this award!