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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:

The Jewish Awards for Girl Scouts are:

Liorit Award for Girl Scouts in Kindergarten - Grade 1

Liorit means My Light. While working toward the Liorit Award, the Girl Scout Daisy will add to her knowledge of her religion, culture and heritage. 

Liorit pin

Lehavah Award for Girl Scouts in Grades 2 - 3

Lehavah means flame. While working toward the Lehavah Award, the Girl Scout Brownie will learn about herself, her family and her religion. She will be asked to have others help her and to help others too.  

Lehavah pin

Bat Or Award for Girl Scouts in Grades 4 - 6

Bat Or means daughter of light. The Girl Scout will learn about Jewish holidays and festivals, the Torah, the synagogue, Israel and how history and heritage relate to Girl Scouting.

Bat Or Booklet

Menorah Award for Girl Scouts in Grades 7 - 9

The Menorah Award pin shows a seven-branched candelabrum (menorah) superimposed on a Star of David. The 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.

Menorah Booklet

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 Girl Scout will have developed a deeper understanding and greater appreciation of Judaism.

Or Emunah Booklet

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.


This page is maintained by Esther A. Heller . She welcomes feedback .
Last updated June 1, 2017.