Scouts-L Mail Archive for February of 1999: religious awards for cubs/adults
religious awards for cubs/adults
Dick, Sheldon Mr.
Fri, 19 Feb 1999 18:23:12 +0100
sherri asked about boys and adults earning religious awards (boys x2).
although the religious awards (and their requirements) are established by
the various religions, in addition to the award (medal) itself, there is BSA
square knot to represent it. there are two different knots, one for awards
earned as scouts (youth), and a different knot for awards earned as adults.
(the earning requirements are NOT the same for adult and youth, and when
there are several awards for different youth age groups, the requirements
are generally different.)
the religious knot is the one of the few knot awards which can be worn by
youth. (most other awards are represented by the embroidered award itself).
if a youth earns two religious awards (e.g., one as a cub, and a second as a
scout, he wears one knot, with the awards represented by the miniature pin
reflecting that program (e.g., diamond for cub, fleur de-lis for scout.) so
if he got it in both programs, he wears one knot with two miniatures. if
there are two separat awards as a cub, he wears two diamond miniatures on
the knot. when he turns adult, he wears the same youth religious knot with
the the same miniature pins. if he earns the award as an adult, he wears the
adult knot with no miniature.