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Scott J. Beigel

Scott J. 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.

“To lose someone you love is to alter your life forever….The pain stops, there are new people, but the gap never closes…This hole in your heart is the shape of the one you lost- no one else can fit it.” You were irreplaceable my friend. I hope every day that I am living my life in a way that would make you proud. Every summer I spend at camp I am pushed to be better to honor the indelible legacy that you leave behind. I love you man. I can’t believe it’s been two years. “Let there be no goodbyes, for the thought of you never dies.” – Matt Hipps.

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Jay Jacobs

2021 Scott J. Beigel Memorial Fund Honoree

Jay arrived at Timber Lake in 1967 as a camper, and worked his way up from counselor to head counselor before becoming owner/director in 1980. Highly regarded in the camp industry for his innovative ideas, he was appointed by the Governor to serve on the NY State Camp Health and Safety Council. Jay has served as President of the NY Section of the American Camp Association, Past President of NY State Camp Directors’ Association, and is the founder of SCOPE – Summer Camp Opportunities Promote Education, a program which provides camping experiences for inner city kids at a host of not-for-profit camps. In 2001, Jay founded and currently serves as chair of Heal the Children, a program of the American Camp Association that provides free camperships to the children of victims of the 9/11 tragedy. His first love, however, is the time he spends every summer with his campers.


Please be advised that for everyone’s health and safety, the organizers of “Remembering Scott” will be following and enforcing all New York State and local restrictions as well as CDC/public health guidance in effect for indoor gatherings at the time of our event.


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The 2nd Annual Benefit for Remembering Scott
$ 150.00
Please join us for the Scott J. Beigel Memorial Fund Gala Event on June 8th, 2021 at the Village Club of Lake Success, 318 Lakeville Road, Lake Success, New York. 11020 starting at 6:30pm.

Event Ticket include cocktail hour and sit-down dinner reception. There will be a Silent Auction ending at 9pm and a Live Auction during the event.

Proceeds from the event will help fulfill the mission of the Fund to send disadvantaged at-risk children touched by gun violence to summer sleep-away camp.

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Your sponsorship goes directly to our mission of helping send disadvantaged children touched by gun violence to summer camp.

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Each Host will get  “Name or logo on all advertising and promotion material for event along with appropriate signage”

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