Re: Religious Emblems
Branden Morris (morris@NET1PLUS.COM)
Wed, 19 Nov 1997 22:05:36 -0500
At 5:28 PM 11/19/97, The Gabriels wrote:
>My son, a first year Webelo, earned his second religious emblem last week.
Congrats to your son! That's great.
>Another Den Leader in our pack, told me that my son should wear only the
>device because the knot itself represents the emblem he earned as a Wolf.
>Does anyone know National's position on this?
My insignia guide is at work for once, not at home, so I don't have the
exact reference. I think it simply says that you wear devices for the phase
of the program that the award was earned in. You can interpret that in
different ways. I think it's common in practice for youth who have earned
one award to wear the knot without the device *if they've earned only the
one award for the program that they're currently in*, or to wear all
applicable devices if more than one award was earned, or if you're wearing
the knot when you're not in the applicable program. Of course, if he's in
Webelos, it's also perfectly appropriate to wear the knot with the Webelos
device. It's pretty much his choice how he wants to display his
>Also, I've been told that he
>transfers the purple/silver knot to his Boy Scout uniform when he transitions
Yes, he can. The religious emblems square knot is one of the few that youth
Scouts can wear. Adults can wear it as well.
>Do the devices also transfer to the Scout uniform?
They sure do!
>Does he wear
>three devices if/when he earns a third religious emblem in Boy Scouts?
Yes, and in some programs, there is a fourth award for older
scouts/Explorers. In that case, he could have up to four devices on the
knot - which may get a little crowded! :)
Branden Morris firstname.lastname@example.org
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