This is the second year with the troop. We will meet again this year right after Religious School. We have always been a "Jewish Troop" and not done any activities on Shabbat and only allowed kosher snacks. But that has been the extent to which the Girl Scouts and Judiasm intersected.
This year, the "Jewishness" of the troop will be much more in evidence. At our first meeting, we will be teaching the girls the Girl Scout Promise in Hebrew. We are making scrapbooks that will keep all the things the learn (songs/poems/etc) for the year. The first two entries will go in at the first meeting. They will be the Girl Scout Promise and Law in both Hebrew and English on page 1. Page 2 will be Hatikvah.
בכבדי אנסה לשרת את אלוהי וארצי
לעזור לזולת תמיד
ולחיות בהתאם לכללי הצופות
We will have both an Israeli Flag and an American Flag for our opening. After reciting the Promise in both Hebrew and English, we will sing Hatikvah and then begin the business of the week.
I am so thrilled to see this joyous mixture of influences coming together. I like that our troop is special in this manner.