NJCoS-BSA | Out-state Scouts learn about the Holocaust firsthand from survivors

NJCOS-logoTouching History. The bus, accompanied by two cars, pulled into the Department of Military and Veterans Affairs’ National Guard Armory in Lansing about 9:30 p.m. April 18, after a three-hour ride from Traverse City. In these sparse surroundings, a life-changing 24 hours began for 25 Scouts and 18 adult leaders, all members of the Indian Drum Lodge of the Order of the Arrow.

These young men were chosen for a special task — providing the honor guard and escorting Metro Detroit Holocaust survivors into the rotunda of the state capitol for the annual Holocaust Commemoration Ceremony. None of the Scouts are Jewish. Few had even met Jewish people. Not one had ever met a Holocaust survivor (…)

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