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About The Scouts Federation - Eng פורסם בתאריך 27/12/2012
About The Scouts Federation 

The Israel Boy and Girl Scouts Federation is the umbrella organization uniting the five scouting bodies active in Israel:

·         The Hebrew Scouts Movement - 80,000 members

·         The Israel Druze Scouts Association - 5,000 members

·         The Catholic Scout Association - 3,000 members

·         The Israel Muslim Scouts Association - 2,000 members

·         The Christian Orthodox Scout Association - 2,500 members

The federation was established in 1954 as a nonpartisan, apolitical framework, and so is unaffiliated with any political party. Nor is it considered a youth movement framework.

The federation constitution, drafted in 1954, sets forth the federation’s roles and principles, scouting values and the wording of the scouts’ oath, the member organizations, the internal organizational structure, the federation council, and more. In its entirety, the constitution comprises a binding document for all the member bodies. It also proclaims that each organization is autonomous and entitled to conduct its affairs as it deems fit, as long as the conduct does not explicitly or implicitly oppose the principles laid out in the federation constitution.

The federation functions under the auspices of the Ministry of Education. Thus, the honorary president of the federation is in effect the ministry’s director-general. The federation considers itself entrusted with creating and reinforcing ties among its member organizations and promoting true comradeship and relations of mutual respect. It also places a special emphasis on various coexistence projects in which all the scouting bodies in the federation participate. 

Federation Goals: 

·         Serving as the umbrella organization for all the scouting bodies in Israel.

·         Strengthening the government standing of the Scouts movement in Israel.

·         Generating channels of cooperation among all the scouting organizations, especially among the Hebrew, Arab and Druze scouts.

·         Reinforcing education on social values, coexistence and tolerance among Arabs, Jews and Druze, loyalty to the nation and fostering feelings of justice, mutual aid, and interpersonal relations based on truth and respect, with an eye to self-fulfillment.

·         Developing and coordinating the relationship between the scouts in Israel and the World Organization of the Scout Movement and scouts movements in various countries.

·         Helping advance and nurture the level of scouting among the youth populations in the various scouts organizations, to take responsibility for organizing and running scouts troops.

The Hebrew Scouts Movement (Tzofim)

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The Hebrew Scouts Movement – Tzofim – is the first and the largest youth movement in Israel. The movement, which leads the main activities in apolitical education, encompasses over 80,000 youths in some 200 troops, while spearheading active Zionist culture. 

As a main axis for youth activities, the movement espouses meeting the national challenges facing the entire country.  In every place that we identify a social or Zionist challenge, we initiate activities to provide a professional social response. If in the past Tzofim members rallied to settle the land and absorb immigrants, today we are focused on building community-oriented troops, strengthening outlying communities, maintaining ties with Jewish Israelis in the Diaspora (through the international program Tzofim Garin Tzabar) and integrating special population groups (such as at-risk youth, special-needs scouts and Israeli-Ethiopian Shva scouts) in the Israeli experience. 

The movement’s initiatives and activities are formulated in a multi-year strategy that expresses the national challenges and the needs of the communities in which the movement is active. Over the years Tzofim graduates have integrated into keypositions in all realms of life, and lead the nation based on their scouting morals and roots. 

 
 

For its contribution to advancing Israeli society, the Tzofim movement received the 2007 Israel Prize, as a member of the Council of Youth Movements in Israel

The Hebrew Scouts Movement was founded in 1919 as the first Hebrew youth movement in the Land of Israel. Some 80,000 members are now active in over 200 troops, from Kiryat Shmona to Eilat. Forty percent of the movement troops are located in development areas and disadvantaged neighborhoods, where they work on behalf of the community while providing a full response to its particular needs and serving as a means of developing young local leadership.

The Tzofim movement is a state-sanctioned, nonpartisan movement that educates for the social and national values expressed in the state educational laws in both the general and the religious streams.

Tzofim is the only movement whose activity is protected by state law – the “Tzofim Decree” (new version) of 5738-1978.

The movement has 12 districts, called “leaderships,” throughout Israel. Each leadership assumes educational, administrative and security responsibility for the troops in its jurisdiction.

The troops function on a twice-weekly basis on set days and hours (usually Tuesdays and Fridays or Saturdays). The movement implements training programs in various realms recognized by the Ministry of Education. The regular scout meetings deal with scouting heritage and community service, in activities that apply the spirit of volunteerism as a central scouting value. A later expression of this education will come in the form of meaningful army service and being a contributing member of civilian society.

Besides the routine troop meetings, other activities that take place include Scouts Day, nature hikes, cultural events, etc.

The movement-wide activity includes national enterprises: Hanukkah trips, summer camps and movement courses.

 

For its contribution to advancing Israeli society, the Tzofim movement received the 2007 Israel Prize, as a member of the Council of Youth Movements in Israel

The Hebrew Scouts Movement was founded in 1919 as the first Hebrew youth movement in the Land of Israel. Some 80,000 members are now active in over 200 troops, from Kiryat Shmona to Eilat. Forty percent of the movement troops are located in development areas and disadvantaged neighborhoods, where they work on behalf of the community while providing a full response to its particular needs and serving as a means of developing young local leadership.

The Tzofim movement is a state-sanctioned, nonpartisan movement that educates for the social and national values expressed in the state educational laws in both the general and the religious streams.

Tzofim is the only movement whose activity is protected by state law – the “Tzofim Decree” (new version) of 5738-1978.

The movement has 12 districts, called “leaderships,” throughout Israel. Each leadership assumes educational, administrative and security responsibility for the troops in its jurisdiction.

The troops function on a twice-weekly basis on set days and hours (usually Tuesdays and Fridays or Saturdays). The movement implements training programs in various realms recognized by the Ministry of Education. The regular scout meetings deal with scouting heritage and community service, in activities that apply the spirit of volunteerism as a central scouting value. A later expression of this education will come in the form of meaningful army service and being a contributing member of civilian society.

Besides the routine troop meetings, other activities that take place include Scouts Day, nature hikes, cultural events, etc.

The movement-wide activity includes national enterprises: Hanukkah trips, summer camps and movement courses.