David Sanderson IV (dsiv@RADIKS.NET)
Thu, 21 Aug 1997 09:56:55 -0500
I have been reading this thread and am a little confused. I think we
all agree that the Youth Religious Knot/Emblem can be worn on the Cub
Scout, Boy Scout, and adult Scout uniform. The point of contention is
the device for this knot!
My wife is the Cub Scout Religious Education Coordinator for our parish
and has done some research on this matter. That doesn't make her an
expert and doesn't make her right. On the other hand, I have to agree
with her (not because I'm married to her!).
The answer as we understand it is that the Youth Religious Knot
indicates that the boy has completed the requirements for one age/rank
specific level of their faith. Only one knot is ever awarded. Most, if
not all, faiths have multiple levels. In the Catholic Faith, for
example, Tiger Cubs and Wolf Scouts earn the "Light of Christ"; Bear and
Webelos earn the "Parvuli Dei", and Boy Scouts have "Ad Altari Dei" and
one even higher! The first award is indicated by the knot. Subsequent
awards are indicated by a device, which if I remember correctly, is a
gold circle. The device does not indicate level earned. The device
does not indicate "Wolf", "Bear", "Webelos", etc.
I did't cite any documentation. If you disagree with my comments, please
cite where you found your information so we can all be correct!
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City