Re: Religious Emblem Knot
Paul S. Wolf (Paul.S.Wolf@ALUM.WPI.EDU)
Thu, 20 Nov 1997 22:05:55 -0500
Mike Gabriel wrote:
> Religious Emblems
> My son, a first year Webelo, earned his second religious emblem last
> week. He has the purple/silver square knot on his uniform from when he
> earned his first emblem as a Wolf Scout and a Cub Scout device pin in
> the center of the knot. The local scout shop gave us a Webelo device to
> wear on his knot with the cub device. They specified he should wear the
> device in one of the top corners of the knot and his Cub Scout device in
> the other top corner.
> Another Den Leader in our pack, told me that my son should wear only the
> Webelo device because the knot itself represents the emblem he earned as
> a Wolf.
> Does anyone know National's position on this? Also, I've been told that
> he transfers the purple/silver knot to his Boy Scout uniform when he
> transitions next year. Do the devices also transfer to the Scout
> uniform? Does he wear three devices if/when he earns a third religious
> emblem in Boy Scouts
> Thanks for any help on this!
1) He should wear BOTH emblems NOW. Their position is up to you.
2) When he crosses into Scouts, the knot transfers and so do the
3) Yes, he can wear the 3rd (and possibly 4th) pin if he earns them.
4) The knot and pins transfer to the ADULT uniform shirt after he turns
BTW the word is ALWAYS Spelled WEBELOS with the "s", since it stands for
WE'll BE LOyal Scouts. Its both singular and plural like the word
Here is exactly what the current (1997-1999) Insignia Guide says on page
Religious emblem square knots cloth, silver knot on purple, No. 05007,
may be worn by youth or adult members who earned the knot as a youth,
above left pocket. Cloth, purple knot on silver, No. 05014, may be worn
by adult members presented with the recognition, above left pocket.
Adults may wear both knots if they satisfy qualifying criteria.
The miniature device worn with the youth religious emblem square knot
emblem(s) earned as a vouth. Wear Cub Scout device, No.00926,
(God and Me, Maccabee) earned as a Tiger Cub or Cub Scout; Webelos Scout
No. 00932, for second-level emblem (God and Family, Parvuli Dei, Faith
Light of the World, Aleph, etc.) earned as a Webelos Scout; Boy Scout
No. 00927, emblem earned as a Boy Scout; and/or Explorer devices No.
emblem earned as an Explorer or older Boy Scout or Varsity Scout.
Only one knot is worn, but any combination of devices may be worn on the
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