Dr. Cyrus Adler, national chairman of the Jewish Committee on Scouting, announced at a recent meeting of that Committee that a number of the prominent Jewish Service Clubs of New England, such as the Probus and the Avoda, have accepted the sponsorship of one or more new scout troops of Jewish boys in each of their respective districts.
The Jewish Committee on Scouting, which is an integral part of the Boy Scouts of America, has just rounded out its first year of activity, during which it has sought to lay the groundwork of a wider Jewish participation in Scouting. The committee has, as its objectives, the stimulation of Scouting in Jewish institutions throughout the country, the recruiting of the highest available type of Scout leadership and the securing of adequate and sustained sponsorship by the Jewish communal leaders of the country.
Henry E. Levy, said to be the first white child born in New Zealand, in 1843, died in Seattle, Washington, at the age of 86, after a long business career in that city. He is survived by two sons, Arthur and Victor, and a brother, Joseph Levy.