scouts-l Mail Archive for April of 2000: Re: Youth Religious Emblems Past 18
MAJ) Mike Walton (settummanque, the blackeagle (blkeagle@USSCOUTS.ORG
Sun Apr 11 1993 - 20:06:49 CDT
Bob Warner asked a followup:
>In follow to you responses about multiple youth religious emblems:
>What knot and device would a Scouter wear in this case or would he be denied
>the right to wear anything?
The same as he or she would as a youth member, Bob. For instance, if a
Scout received the God and Me as a Cub Scout and the God and Country Award
as a Boy Scout, he would wear a Cub Scout and Boy Scout device on the *youth
award* square knot emblem (the silver knot on purple) as an Assistant
Scoutmaster or other adult volunteer.
If an adult receives the God and Service Adult recognition, he or she would
wear the ADULT AWARD square knot emblem (the purple knot on the grey
(silver) background with the silver mylar border).
An adult may wear both the adult and youth religious emblem "square knot
emblems" if he or she has been recognized with both a youth religious emblem
(remember gang, the religious emblem program is administered by a church or
religious body and NOT the BSA; therefore, we do have a lot of situations in
which Sally James, a former Girl Scout, has earned the God and Country Award
as a Junior Girl Scout and later becomes a BSA volunteer. In situations
like this, she is entitled to wear the youth religious emblem knot as an
adult) and an adult religious emblem as an adult.
NO devices are OFFICIALLY worn on the *adult award* square knot emblem*. If
an adult receives more than one adult religious recognition (it can
happen...it happened to me, for instance), the adult may choose to wear
nothing (the "national standard", and what I choose to do) or the adult may
wear a small lapel pin representing the award(s) centered on the knot
(again, NOT OFFICIALLY RECOMMENDED BUT HAVE BEEN OBSERVED IN THE FIELD).
I've been recognized by several faiths for service to youth of that faith
and through the Scouting program....I wear the appropriate award when
attending activities and events hosted by that faith; otherwise, I wear the
single adult religious emblem. Other adults may choose to wear two or three
lapel pins to represent which groups honored him or her....again, it is not
official, as you've stated, but it's common enough that many Councils give
it the "once over" and allow it.
Hope that helps out!
(MAJ) Mike L. Walton (settummanque, the blackeagle)
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