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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The pandemic has not stopped the Scott J. Beigel Memorial Fund from bringing summer camp experiences to disadvantaged children touched by gun violence. Your donations have allowed us to take an active role in helping transition Camp Fiver to Camp WiFiver for the summer of 2020. We spent the weekend in Poolsville, NY helping get the camper's boxes ready for session 3 of Camp WiFiver. ... See MoreSee Less

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We are thrilled to share the news that the Codes Committee of the New York State Senate has advanced the “Scott J Beigel Unfinished Receiver Act” (S7762 Ghost Guns) out of Committee. Thank you Senator Anna Kaplan for all of your hard work and dedication to reasonable gun safety legislation and keeping alive the memory and legacy of our son Scott.
When passed and signed into law the “Scott J. Beigel Unfinished Receiver Act” will save lives by helping to stop senseless and preventable gun violence.
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Linda Schulman being interviewed today on Good Morning America

Video: Finding meaning during a time of loss
David Kessler, founder of Grief.com and author of "Finding Meaning" discussed ways to turn grief into meaning and purpose.
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We are proud to be partnering with the Fiver Childrens Foundation in helping the transition to virtual summer camp.... Camp WiFiver.Image attachmentImage attachment

We are proud to be partnering with the Fiver Children's Foundation in helping the transition to virtual summer camp.... Camp WiFiver. ... See MoreSee Less

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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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..........
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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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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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I just watched you on GMA and you brought tears to my eyes. I am so very sorry for the loss of your son, however I applaud you for courage and dedication to the Celebration of his Life. May you find strength and comfort knowing others care🙏

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