Boy Scouts set world record in dreidel spinning


(JTA) — A Guinness World Record for the most dreidels spinning at one time was set at the Boy Scouts of America’s 2017 National Jamboree.

Some 820 dreidels spun simultaneously for 10 seconds Sunday at the Summit Bechtel Family Scout Reserve in Glen Jean, West Virginia, breaking the mark of 754 set in Tel Aviv in 2014.

The event was sponsored by the National Jewish Committee on Scouting, which provided the dreidels and cardboard spinning boards to participating scouts.

“Congratulations to all the Scouts who came together to break the world dreidel spinning record,” National Jewish Committee on Scouting Chairman Bruce Chudacoff said in a statement. “We look forward to continuing to challenge our brothers and sisters in Israel to more and more competitions like this, which will bring us closer together.”

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