Re: Religious Recognition Knot
Jim Carter (jecarter@EARTHLINK.NET)
Tue, 12 Aug 1997 22:28:48 -0700
At 09:55 AM 12/08/97 -0500, Patty & Jeff Phillips wrote:
>I need your help. I have asked several resources locally and received
>different answers, so I am turning to our virtual roundtable for the
>My son earned the Religious Recognition for our Faith (God & Family) as a
>WEBELOS Scout. May he wear the Religious knot on his Boy Scout uniform?
>I have been told no, because he earned it as a Cub Scout. I have been also
>told yes, because the knot is a symbol of the YOUTH religious award
>Okay, friends, which is it? The sewing machine awaits your decision.
>Pack & Troop Advancements Chair
>Twin Lakes District
>Prairie Gold Area Council
>Phillips Phamily (email@example.com)
>As a Religious Emblems Counselor and the proud owner of a copy of BSA's
I quote the following from the source:
Religious emblem square knots, cloth silver knot on purple,
No. 5014; Cub Scout, Webelos, Boy Scout & Explorers - above left pocket.
See note on page 45.
Note from page 45:
*The miniature device worn with the youth religious emblem square knot
indicates emblem(s) earned as a youth. Wear Cub Scout device, No. 5103C,
first level emblem (God and Me, Maccabee) earned as a Tiger Cub or Cub
Scout; Webelos Scout device, No. 5103K, for second level emblem (God and
Family, Parvuli Dei, Faith in God, Light of the World, Aleph, etc.) earned
as a Webelos Scout. Boy Scout device, No. 5103D, emblem earned as a Boy
scout: and/or Explorer device, No. 5103G, emblem earned as an Explorer.
Only ONE knot is worn, but ANY COMBINATION of devices may be worn on the
(I earned the Ad+Altare+Dei ("To the Altar of God")Award as a youth and
the Bronze Pelican as an adult. I wear the above mentioned Silver on
Purple knot with the Boy Scout device pinned in the center. And, I wear the
Purple on Silver knot indicating my adult religious award. My son earned
the Parvuli Dei (Children of God) Award as a Webelos Scout [he is now only
a project away from Eagle], and wears the Webelos device pinned on the
Silver on Purple knot.)
Hope this helps.
Yours in Scouting ,
"Scouting the trail that leads to God."
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City