ABOUT SCOTT BEIGEL

Scott Beigel was a teacher. A cross-country coach. A counselor. A son. A brother. An uncle.  A grandchild. A nephew. A cousin. A friend.

He died a hero for his actions at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, where he taught geography and coached cross-country.

For 28 summers camp was Scott’s home away from home.  He first went to camp at the age of seven.  His mother Linda gave him pre-addressed and stamped “fill-in-the-bubble” stationary to send home so he would not have to write letters at rest time.  Scott returned year after year, becoming a beloved counselor and staff member. The summer of 2018 would have been Scott’s 29th consecutive summer at camp.  In 2017, Scott joined the staff of Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland FL. where he accepted the positions of ninth-grade geography teacher and cross-country coach.  Teaching, mentoring, guiding and helping children of all ages flourish became Scott’s mission in life.

“He was a hero before he saved these lives. Just as many people who will be talking about Scott would be calling him a hero even if this didn’t occur. Obviously, a tragedy,” Beigel’s sister Melissa Zech said Saturday.

“Scott Beigel wasn’t a hero because he opened the door to his classroom at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School that day. He was a hero because he opened doors every day.”

- ESPN MAGAZINE
Truly kind and thoughtful words by President Barack Obama. Thank you for your support!
Letter from Barack Obama

Dear Michael and Linda-

Your son seemed like an extraordinary young man, and Michelle and I grieve alongside you.

We can only imagine the hardship you are going through; hopefully all the wonderful memories can help ease the pain.

We’ll get the details about your fund in his honor. In the meantime, you are in our thoughts and prayers.

-Barack Obama

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As today, June 9th, was supposed be our Remembering Scott fundraiser... I ask that you take a moment to Remember Scott.

Please save the date for next years Remembering Scott, June 8, 2021. With your help we will make Remembering Scott 2021 bigger and better.

Please take a moment to share a memory..........

As today, June 9th, was supposed be our "Remembering Scott" fundraiser... I ask that you take a moment to Remember Scott.

Please save the date for next years' "Remembering Scott", June 8, 2021. With your help we will make "Remembering Scott 2021" bigger and better.

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Looking forward to 6/8/2021! There are so many wonderful memories of Scott to choose...one time when we were organizing a camp activity, he asked someone to do an impression of a disinterested horse. The way he asked, and the kid’s response, and then Scott’s response back was hilarious, we were falling out of our chairs laughing. How did he come up with that stuff on the spot?! Genius!!! Really miss him!!

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May His Memory Forever a Blessing

June 5th is Gun Violence Awareness Day. I am wearing orange today in honor of my son Scott. I believe everyone has a right to be protected and safe from gun violence. ... See MoreSee Less

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May His Memory Forever Be a Blessing

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SCOPE is proud to partner with Fiver Children's Foundation and the Scott J. Beigel Memorial Fund to continue positively impacting the lives of children at camp and at home!

May 5th, 2020 is “Giving Tuesday Now”… a day to give so we can help others.

Right now we are all living through some of the most difficult times in our lives. The Covid-19 pandemic has affected everyone. Many of us have lost loved ones, friends and co-workers. We all know someone who is sick or out of work. Children have lost the structure, routine and comfort of being in school. In most states, the next time any of these children will be going back to school will be in the Fall.

None of us know what our “new normal” will look like, we can only hope and guess.

We are keeping our fingers and toes crossed that sleep-away camps will open this summer. The Scott J Beigel Memorial Fund is dedicated to sending disadvantaged children touched by gun violence back to camp.

Now, more than ever, we have to help these children to see that they have a safe and nurturing place spend their summer.

PLEASE help us send as many children as we can to camp this summer.

Please go to www.scottjbeigelmemorialfund.com and donate. It cost $2,100.00 per campership. By donating to the Scott J. Beigel Memorial Fund you can rest assured you will be helping send a child to camp this summer.
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This New York Times article captures the essence of why The Scott J. Beigel Memorial Fund sent 32 children to Camp Junior last summer, the summer of 2019.

Please donate to The Scott J. Beigel Memorial Fund so if camps are allowed to open this summer, we can continue our mission of sending disadvantaged children to camp.

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In these more than stressful times, it was a ray of sunshine to receive a check from Scott’s MSD cross-country team in the amount of $19,149.65. This past February, The Run 4 Beigel-Parkland FL raised in excess of $21,000 for the Scott J. Beigel Memorial Fund.

With these uncertain times we are anxiously awaiting to find our if and when camps will be opening this summer. It goes without saying, we are keeping our fingers and toes crossed!!! We know how much the children we sent to camp last year want/need to go back again this summer---- we will keep you posted.

In the meantime, please do all you can to stay safe and healthy💕💕💕
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