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Tenure and Training Knots

old Den Leader Coach (Training) Award Square Knot Cub Scouters' (Training) Award

Cub Scouter Award Cub Scouter Award

Worn by: Male and Female Cub Scouters, Male and Female Scouters

 

The Cub Scouter Award can be earned by any other registered Cub Scouting leader at the Pack, District or Council level  after completing two years of service,  completing the Cub Scout Basic training course and attendance at a Pow-Wow, and the completion of five from eleven performance projects.

Cubmaster (Training) Award Square Knot Cubmaster (Training) Award

Cubmaster Award Cubmaster Award

Worn by: Cubmasters, Male and Female Cub Scouters, Male and Female Scouters

The Cubmaster  Award is earned by Cubmasters (and may be worked on by their Assistants) after completing two years of service (one of which can be as an Assistant Cubmaster), completing the Cub Scout Basic training course and attendance at a Pow-Wow, and the Pack's earning the Quality Unit Award twice during the three year period and earning once the National Summertime Pack Award.

 

Adult Religious Service Square KnotAdult Religious Service Award

There are several adult religious service emblems/awards offered through religious organizations and church bodies to adult volunteers of youth programs, including Cub Scouters, Boy/Varsity Scouters, and Venturing leaders. For this reason, and because those awards are NOT awarded by the BSA, religious service awards medals and emblems are not displayed here; a future page will illustrate those awards.

Worn by: Male and Female Scouters

This square knot is worn by those whom have received a religious emblem or award as an adult member of the BSA or some other organization (Girl Scouting, YMCA, Salvation Army, etc.). The awards are NOT BSA awards; they are awards presented by a church body for education, service and devotion to faith. Only ONE adult award square knot is worn, no matter how many times the holder earns a second or subsequent religious award as an adult member. Since many faiths offer several awards for various levels of service, it is recommended that those whom choose to show multiple faiths or awards place the small tie-tac or other small emblem of the award to the knot.

 

present Youth Religious

Square KnotYouth Religious Emblem Award

There are several youth religious emblems offered through religious organizations and church bodies to youth, including Cubs, Scouts, and Venturers. For this reason, and because those awards are NOT awarded by the BSA, religious award medals and emblems are not displayed here; a future page will illustrate those awards. Information on earning or receiving these awards may be obtained from the US Scouting Service Project's website

Worn by: Cub Scouts, Boy/Varsity Scouts, Male and Female Venturers, Male and Female Scouters

This square knot is worn by those whom have earned a religious emblem or award as a youth member of the BSA or some other organization (Girl Scouting, YMCA, Salvation Army, etc.). The awards are NOT BSA awards; they are awards presented by a church body for education, service and devotion to faith. Only ONE youth award square knot is worn, no matter how many times the holder earns a second or subsequent religious award as a youth member.

 

Tiger Cub Organizer/Coach (Training) Award Square Knot Tiger Cub Organizer/Coach (Training) Award

Tiger Cub Leader Award Tiger Cub Organizer/Coach Award

Worn by: Tiger Cub Leaders, Male and Female Cub Scouters, Male and Female Scouters

The Tiger Cub Leader Award is earned by Tiger Cub Leaders after completing two years of service, completing the Cub Scout Basic training course including the session for Tiger Cub Leaders and attendance at a Pow-Wow, and the completion of five of eight performance projects.

 

WEBELOS Den Leader (Training) Award Square Knot WEBELOS Den Leader (Training) Award

WEBELOS Den Leader Award WEBELOS Den Leader Award

Worn by: Male and Female Cub Scouters, Male and Female Scouters

The WEBELOS Den Leader Award is earned by WEBELOS Den Leaders (and may be worked on by their Assistants) after completing one year of service (which can be as an Assistant WEBELOS Den Leader), completing the Cub Scout Basic training course including the WEBELOS Leader Outdoor session and attendance at a Pow-Wow, and the completion of five from ten performance projects.

Den Leader (Training)
 Award Den Leader (Training) Award

Present Den Leader Award Den Leader Award

Worn by: Male and Female Cub Scouters, Male and Female Scouters

The Den Leader Award is earned by Den Leaders and may be worked on by Assistant Den Leaders after completing one year of service (the year may be as an Assistant Den Leader), completing the Cub Scout Basic training course and attendance at a Pow-Wow, and the completion of five from eight performance projects.

Den Leader Coach (Training) Award Square Knot Den Leader Coach (Training) Award

Den Leader Coach Award Den Leader Coach Award

Worn by: Male and Female Cub Scouters, Male and Female Scouters

The Den Leader Coach Award is earned by Den Leader Coaches after completing two years of service,  completing the Cub Scout Basic training course including the Den Leader Coach session and attendance at a Pow-Wow, and the completion of three from four performance projects.

Arrow of Light Square Knot Arrow of Light Award

Arrow of Light Award (Cub Scouting) Arrow of Light Award

Worn by: Male Scouters

The Arrow of Light is the highest youth award earned by Cub Scouts. In order to earn the Arrow of Light, a WEBELOS Cub Scout must complete the seven requirements outlined in the WEBELOS Cub Scout Handbook,including learning joining skills and participating in a Boy Scout Troop visit, in addition to earning several WEBELOS activity pins. Youth members DO NOT wear the knot. They wear the Arrow of Light patch (shown left) on their uniform in the places prescribed for the wearing of the Award.  

 

Eagle Scout Square Knot Eagle Scout Award

Eagle Scout Cloth Badge Eagle Scout Award

Worn by: Male Scouters

The Eagle Scout Badge is the highest youth rank in the Boy Scouting program. It is earned by Boy or Varsity Scouts or by Venturers or Sea Scouts whom complete a number of merit badges, including several which are from a required list of badges for the rank, a series of successful leadership positions in a unit, a series of service projects including a cumulating project in which he must plan, prepare, execute and evaluate, and personal appearance before a review board at the local Council level. Youth members DO NOT wear the knot. They wear the Eagle Scout rank patch (shown left) on their uniform in the places prescribed for the wearing of the Award.

Distinguished Eagle Scout Award Distinguished Eagle Scout Award

Distinguished Eagle Scout Award Distinguished Eagle Scout Award

Worn by: Male Scouters

Nominative

This square knot/device combination is worn by those Eagle Scouts honored by the BSA with the Distinguished Eagle Scout Award, a special gold Eagle suspended from a red, white and blue neck ribbon. First awarded in 1969, the Distinguished Eagle Scout Award recognizes Eagle Scouts whom have attained a high level of recognition or personal achievement in their chosen career field or employment over a 25-year or longer period of time. The Award SHOULD NOT be presented during a BSA event (unless the person being honored is a BSA professional or employee) but rather during a event of the employer or national organization of the Eagle Scouts's career or work field (for instance, during the Association of the United States Army's annual conference in the case of Army military personnel being honored with the Award.)

 

District Award of Merit

Square knot District/Division Award of Merit

District Award of Merit plaque District Award of Merit plaque and certificate

Worn by: Male and Female Scouters

Nominative

The District/Division Award of Merit is awarded by a District or Venturing Division to registered Scouters for service to youth in the District or Division. Normally, the award is presented for service to youth in excess of five years.  A person may receive more than one District/Division Award of Merit, although there are no provisions for the wearing of a device or emblem officially to denote the second or subsequent awards.  Unofficially, those Award holders that have received more than one may wear a small Universal device centered on the knot.  The BSA has no official records of any volunteer or professional receiving the Award of Merit in more than two separate Districts or Divisions.   Career (professional and professional-technical) members of the Boy Scouts of America may receive the District/Division Award of Merit upon concurrance of the Council Scout Executive and the Deputy Chief Scout Executive, BSA, for their roles as volunteer Scouters only. They may not be recommended for this award based upon any aspect of their professional service to youth or the District or Division.

 

 

Scouters' Training Award Scouters' Training Award

Scouters' Training Award Scouters' Training Award

Worn by: Male and Female Scouters

Boy Scouters:  Assistant Scoutmasters, Committeemembers and the Chartered Organization Representative

Scoutmaster Award of Merit Scoutmaster Award of Merit

Scoutmaster Award of Merit Certificate and Patch

Worn by: Scoutmasters, Male and Female Scouters

The Scoutmaster Award of Merit is earned by a registered Scoutmaster after serving as Scoutmaster for at least 18 months, have attended Scoutmaster Fundamentals (basic training), earned for his or her Troop the Quality Unit Award at least once, and have successfully trained his or her youth Troop leaders. The Senior Patrol Leader and Troop Committee Chair recommends the Scoutmaster for the award, based on the unit's performance over the past 18 months.

 

Credit is given to Mike Kauffmann who put all this information together.

This information can also be obtained through your Commissioner or the local Council's Service Center.

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