Scouts-L Mail Archive for February of 1999: Re: Non-Official Square Knot
Re: Non-Official Square Knot
Fri, 19 Feb 1999 02:59:44 -0600
Lee Hudson<fbf@ACADIA.NET>wrote and ask:
>Is it time for National to consider offering an official square
>knot to be used on the unit level?
Why? Most units don't offer an "unit award" and those few that do,
offer something that would mean a lot more than a square knot which
would be "generic in nature."
A lot of times, the reason why units create special knot emblems is
because they are unaware that their leaders can receive other
established awards. Many of our national service awards don't get
awarded because there's not enough people out there submitting
recommendations to their local Council office.
For example, there's an award which honors work with rural or urban
Scouting units over a period of time. Another award honors
Scouters whom are associated with a labor organization. And local
Councils have other awards that units can use to honor volunteer
service within the unit, the District or Council.
While not all of those awards come with a uniform device or emblem,
there's several awards which can be presented to Scouts or Scouters
for service to youth on a local level.
(c) 1999 Mike Walton ("no such thing as strong coffee,...") firstname.lastname@example.org
http://www.mninter.net/~blkeagle Burnsville, MN 55306-7130 (612) 435-3068
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