Re: Knot Insignia
Kathie Cerveny (kathie@DELTA.EECS.NWU.EDU)
Fri, 26 Mar 1993 11:53:14 CST
> Not to throw more wood on the fire, but I have another question about
> insignia . The knots that one wears abouve the left shirt pocket, the
> represent other medals/awards/ranks/etc. so that everything is represented
> without having to wear all the medals/etc. on your shirt.
> I've heard that you cannot wear BOTH the knot and the award it represents.
> Example, I have three knots: Eagle, Arrow of Light, and Religious Knot.
> When I go to regular meetings, I only wear the knots. But on "special"
> occasions (Eagle presentation, banquets, etc.) I like to wear the Eagle and
> Religious medals.
> OK, here's the question. Do I have to take the knots off if I want to wear
> the medals?
WEARING MEDALS AND EMBROIDERED KNOTS: (Insignia Control, pg. 44)
Only FICE medals may be worn at a time pinned in a single row immediately above
the seam of the left pocket. Knots are worn above the left pocket in rows of
three. The order of wearing of medals and knots is at the discretion of the
(ed. for the first few years I was in BSA program, all knots had to be a
certain order -- so when you earned a new one, all of the ones you had had to
be moved and resewn).
It is suggested that the medal or knot deemed most important by the wearer be
worn on his/her own right. Embroidered knots are representative of pin-on
medals or around-the-neck awards and are designed for greater convenience of
the wearer. In the case of th Award of Merit and Professional training Award,
the knot is the only wearable insignia. ......
For the past 20 years, our training manuals have stated that if you wear your
medals (no more than 5) pin them on directly over the knots, thus totally
covering the knots. You may only wear one or the other.
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City