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Cub Scout Emblems

cub scoutsAn emblem signifies the hard work a Scout goes through to learn about his religion and its customs. The National Jewish Committee on Scouting has developed a program of religious emblems as a unified, graduated program that teaches Judaism in age-appropriate increments.

Maccabee Emblem
Aleph Emblem

Cub Scout Emblems

Maccabee Emblem

Maccabee emblemFor Jewish Tiger Cubs and Cub Scouts, grades 1–3

The Maccabee emblem helps Jewish Tiger Cub or Cub Scouts learn more about Judaism and sets the pathway toward earning further emblems.

When May I Start Working on It?

Immediately. All requirements must be completed prior to completing the third grade.

How Do I Start Working on It?

Follow these simple steps:

  1. Along with your parent or adult partner, ask your rabbi or religious school teacher to serve as your counselor.
  2. Download the activities/requirements and keep a neat record of your work in a notebook.
  3. As each activity/requirement is completed, discuss what you have done with your adult partner.
  4. When you have finished all the activities/requirements, have your adult partner and counselor download the application form and sign the section titled “Certification” and send away for the emblem. The notebook is for you to keep and use.
  5. Your emblem presentation will take place at a synagogue service, pack meeting, or another appropriate and timely event.

Resource materials should be readily available either in the library of a local synagogue, Jewish school, or through online resources. You may also purchase one or two standard books on Jewish crafts, songs, or holidays online or at your local bookstore.

Virtually all of the requirements should lend themselves to fulfillment at home with the active assistance of a parent. You should complete your emblem tasks within a nine-month time frame.

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Aleph Religious Emblem

Aleph EmblemFor Jewish Cub Scouts and Webelos Scouts, grades 3–5

The Aleph emblem helps Jewish Cub Scouts or Webelos Scouts learn more about Judaism. Working on the Aleph emblem will help Scouts get to better know their 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, at the same time you work on your Bear or Webelos badge. All requirements must be completed before you complete the 5th grade.

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 you may download here) 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 download and sign the application form. 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 receive your emblem at a Scout Sabbath service or at another important ceremony.

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For questions about purchasing emblems or awards for Jewish Scouts, you may reach P.R.A.Y. by calling 1-800-933-7729 or via email at info@praypub.org.