The National Jewish Committee on Girl Scouting, Inc. is a non-profit organization which works in cooperation with Girl Scouts of the USA. Its functions are:
Lehavah Award for Girl Scouts in Grades 2 - 3Lehavah means flame. While working toward the Lehavah Award, the Brownie Girl Scout will learn about herself, her family and her religion. She will be asked to have others help her and to help others too.
Bat Or Award for Girl Scouts in Grades 4 - 6Bat Or means daughter of light. The Junior Girl Scout will learn about Jewish holidays and festivals, the Torah, the synagogue, Israel and how history and heritage relate to Girl Scouting.
Menorah Award for Girl Scouts in Grades 7 - 9The Menorah Award pin shows a seven-branched candelabrum (menorah) superimposed on a Star of David. The Cadette Girl Scout will complete meaningful activities which increase her knowledge and experience within the context of Jewish living. The topics of interest are: Ethics, Heritage, the Calendar, Israel, the Arts and Women.
Or Emunah Award for Girl Scouts in Grades 10 - 12
The Hebrew phrase "Or Emunah" means Light of Faith. This program is value centered. The activities are meaningful and will increase knowledge and experience within the context of Jewish living. Learning sheds light on one's heritage and brings understanding to one's life. When she has completed this award, the Jewish Senior Girl Scout will have developed a deeper understanding and greater appreciation of Judaism.
We have a list of books and websites which can be helpful while working on the awards at our Reference Materials page.
Additionally, the National Jewish Committee on Girl Scouting accepts nominations for the Ora Award. This award is a recognition presented to adults who have given outstanding service to Jewish girls in Girl Scouting or who have extended Girl Scouting in the Jewish Community. Contact NJCGS for more information and a nomination packet.
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The National Jewish Committee on Girl Scouting, Inc gratefully acknowledges the generous support of Violet Zall Hordes Foundation.
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Last updated February 18, 2015.