AlephThe National Jewish Committee on Scouting developed the Aleph emblem to help you, a Cub Scout or Webelos Scout who is Jewish, learn more about Judaism. Just as Aleph is the first letter of the Hebrew alphabet, the activities you are about to start working on are among your first steps as a Scout that will lead you to understanding more about your religion. Working on the Aleph emblem also will help you get to know better your rabbi or religious school teacher. One of them will be your counselor and will help you along the way.

When May I Start Working on It?

You may begin to work on the Aleph emblem as soon as you enter the third grade. Most Cubs begin work on the Aleph emblem when they are working on their Bear or Webelos badge. All requirements must be completed while the Cub is a registered member of a Cub Scout pack and before he completes the fifth grade in school.

What Does the Aleph Emblem Look Like and Where Do I Wear It?

The Aleph emblem is a medal worn over the left pocket of your Cub Scout uniform. It has a Torah and a Ner Tamid on it, to remind you that once you have earned it, others will depend upon you to teach them.

How Do I Start Working on It?

Follow these simple steps.

  1. Along with your mom and dad, talk to your rabbi or religious school teacher about being your counselor. If you live in a community that has no synagogue or rabbi, contact the National Jewish Committee on Scouting for assistance.
  2. Start working on the activities (which are listed on the other side of this page) and keep a neat record of your work in a notebook.
  3. As you finish each activity, discuss what you have done with your mom or dad or counselor.
  4. When you have finished all the activities, have your mom or dad and counselor sign the page called “Certification,” and one of them will send away for the emblem. The notebook is for you to keep and use. Also, contact your local council service center to advise the local Jewish committee on Scouting of your achievement.
  5. You will soon receive your emblem at a Scout Sabbath service or at another important ceremony.

Application Form

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Workbook

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