[by Lewis Rowe]
Rabbi Joe Rapport welcomed the 40 scouts of Troop 30 to the January 25, Founders Day and Scout Shabbat at The Temple. The scouts and their parents recited the blessings for candles and wine to welcome the Sabbath bride.
Rabbi thanked the Troop 30 for their long service to the Temple. Several former scoutmasters were in attendance, including Jacques Morris (1960’s), Stuart Grossman (1970’s) and Scoutmaster for Life Dr. Stan Frager, who led the troop in the 1980’s and1990’s.
Current Scoutmaster Dan Sturtzel gave the remarks on behalf of troop 30.
The scouts had their 25th consecutive summer week at Camp Crooked Creek last June. The trip enabled scouts to earn merit badges, fish, canoe and hike in the wilderness. In July, Troop 30 traveled for a two-week Canadian camping extravaganza.
This year the troop had six Eagle Scout ceremonies, the most recent of which was for Jake Keisler.
Scoutmaster Sturtzel reported that troop members completed 10,000 hours of service in 2012.
In closing, he reminded the congregation that the Troop meets every Thursday evening from 7-9 p.m. in The Temple’s Klein Center. New members are always welcome.
Troop 30 will soon celebrate 100 years of Jewish scouting in Louisville.