Re: Award knots and the medals they represent
Russ Jones (CSRTJ@TTUHSC.EDU)
Sun, 23 Feb 1997 23:53:21 -0600
There is no specified order for the wearing of the knots. The Insignia
Guide says, on page 44:
"The order of wearing of medals and knots is at the discretion of the
wearer. It is suggested that the medal or knot deemed most important by the
wearer be worn on his or her own right."
The same page also give guidance for determining which way is "right side up:"
"The loop of the embroidered square knot that comes in front of the standing
part is always to the wearer's right....Knots are worn with the
distinguishing color (not white) toward the wearer's right."
Like the Eagle medal, it is appropriate to wear the other ribbon-type medals
(such as the religious medal, Scouter's Key, or Scouter's Training Award) on
formal or dress occasions. Note, however, that it is not appropriate to
wear both the knot and the medal that it represents at the same time.
Yours in Scouting,
Russ Jones <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Scoutmaster, Troop 575 & National Jamboree Troop 1636
South Plains Council, Lubbock, Texas
Eagle Scout, class of 1965
"I used to be a fox..." SC-295
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