Re: Religious Emblems
Michael F. Bowman (mfbowman@CAPACCESS.ORG)
Wed, 19 Nov 1997 21:41:51 -0500
Sounds like both your Scout Shop and the local leader are having trouble
with this one.
For any of the knots that are awarded in multiple phases of the Scouting
Program the wearer should wear the device appropriate to the phase where
the knot was awarded. For your Cub this means that he should wear the
knot with two devices - one each for the emblem earned as a Wolf and the
other for the emblem earned as a Webelos. (It isn't necessary to wear
the devices, but he is entitled to wear both) In practice if a Scout or
Scouter has one device it is worn in the center of the knot. If the
Scout or Scouter has two they are worn about a third of the way into the
knot just over the curved part of the rope on either side. Three are
evenly spaced across in a line.
Once the Scout has been presented with a religious emblem knot, he may
wear it on his uniform for as long as he is registered as a Scout/Scouter
and with any devices appropriate (including the two from Cubs and
Webelos). During ceremonies where the knot is presented it is kind of
nice to point out that this is a symbol of his growing toward adulthood
and maturity and an patch he can always wear the rest of his life.
If he is presented with additional religious emblems after completing the
programs for Scouts in Boy Scouting and Exploring, he may also wear the
devices for those program phases.
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