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Tu B'Shevat Celebration: February 5

posted Jan 4, 2017, 12:24 AM by Lynn Hamilton

National Capital Area Jewish Committee on Scouting is sponsoring a Tu B’Shevat Celebration. This Jewish holiday, also known as the “New Year for Trees”, is celebrated as an ecological awareness day, and trees are planted in celebration, much like Arbor Day.

The event is open to all youth. Scouts will get a Juniper Seedling in a 2” pot to decorate and take home, learn about the Conservation and Hornaday Award, and participate in a Tu B’Shavat Seder. Boy Scouts can finish some Forestry Merit Badge requirements. Of note the actually Tu B’Shevat Holiday starts on the evening of Friday February 10 and ends on the evening of February 11. Our event is on Sunday February 5th.

Howard Lichtman
Unit Commissioner
Boy Scouts of America, National Capital Area Council, Seneca District
Cell: 301.580.7190
Lynn Hamilton,
Jan 4, 2017, 12:27 AM