Knots for Youth members
James A. Sheckels (JASHECKELS@AOL.COM)
Fri, 3 Nov 1995 22:26:57 -0500
OKAY! You guys are way too quick for me! The answer from the 1995 BSA
Insignia Guide (#33064) for knots youth can wear is:
Explorer Achievement Award knot, #05526, worn by Explorer or Scouter
Heroism Award knot, #05020, worn by a member of the BSA
Honor Medal knot, #05010, worn by a member of the BSA
Hornaday Award knot, # not listed, worn by Boy/Varsity Scout, Explorer
Medal of Merit knot, #05025, worn by a member of the BSA
OA Distinguished Service Award knot, #05528, worn by Scout or Scouter
Quartermaster Award knot, #05009, worn by Sea Explorer or leader
Religous Award knot, #05007, worn by youth member or Scouter
If I counted right, that's eight, of which Cubs/Webelos can wear 4,
Boy/Varsity Scout can wear 6, and Explorer/Sea Explorers could wear them all.
Kristofer Alberga asked about the AOL knot. I did not know America On Line
had a Scout knot ;-)))! But, the Arrow of Light Award knot, #05018 is to be
worn only by Scouters. Youth members wear the AOL badge on the left pocket.
William J Turner stated that Explorers over 18 could not wear the rank badges
or AOL badge. Is this in Explorer literature somewhere? It is not mentioned
in the Insignia Guide, unless I missed it. I'm thinking 18-21 year old
Explorers can wear these badges - the BSA Rules & Regulations pamphlets says
18-21 Explorers are youth members, and the Insignia Control guide says youth
members wear rank badges, not the knots. If any knotheads out there know
different, please let this knothead know!
BTW, I know it isn't Saturday yet, but my TDY trip was cut short and I caught
an early flight home <g>.
Next up (scratch your head again) - Are there any awards, for which there are
knots but no other wearable badge/insignia? What is the precedence of the
After this, you can take my knock-knock joke as an end to my knot trivia :-)
Knock, Knock. Who's there? Orange. Orange who? Orange ya glad I ran out of
knot q's? (I do hope this little game has helped some of you in cyber Scout
land, I'm not doing it to toot a horn by any means! The Commissioner in me
truly loves to help Scouts and Scouters by sharing and using resources).
YIS Jim Sheckels I used to be a Bobwhite....
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