NEW YORK (Jun. 25)
Fourteen Israeli boys and girls, all seventeen years old, representing the Israel Scout Federation, arrived at Idlewild Airport for a ten-week visit in the United States. The delegation is the fifth annual contingent of Israel Scouts to visit this country under the joint auspices of the American Zionist Youth Commission and the Israel Scout Federation.
The broad aim of this project is the development of relationships and understanding between the youth of Israel and American Jewish youth through a summer of joint activities, travel and various public events. Five girls and six boys from the scout delegation will then depart separately for North Carolina, New Hampshire, Texas, Michigan and New York State to spend the summer camping season at five camps affiliated with National Young Judea, the Zionist youth organization.
From August 26 until their return to Israel on September 9, the delegation will visit Washington, Philadelphia, Boston and Buffalo, where they will participate in receptions, press, radio and television interviews and other public events.