scouts-l Mail Archive for April of 2000: Re: Youth Religious Emblems Past 18
Robert \ (Rcwscouts@AOL.COM
Mon Apr 10 2000 - 12:13:36 CDT
firstname.lastname@example.org (Kevin Simpson) responded in part to the following:
>> A number of religious organizations allow the last youth award to be earned
>> up to age 21. If the Scout were in an Explorer/Venture Crew, no problem.
>> But if stayed in Scouting and became an SA with his Troop then what?
>Are you asking if he can continue to wear the silver knot on purple? Yes,
>earned, you can wear it forever. If you earn it as an adult, you wear the
>knot on silver patch.
I don't think the purple on silver knot can ever be earned. It is a very
special recognition given a Scouter by a religious organization for service
to youth. The recipient isn't even supposed to know he is being nominated
My question deals with an earned award and the difference in age requirements
between Troop Scouts, the religious organization and Venture/Explorer Scouts.
Piedmont District MB Counselor Chairman
Unit Commissioner (Doctor of Commissioner Science, Triad Cluster)
Trained Trainer and District Viking (Training) Patrol
And Freedom Owl, NE-VI-8-32 (1985)