As a Boy Scout I really appreciated the adult leaders in my troop and all the knowledge they shared with us. The only two square knots I remember are the Eagle Scout knot and the Order of the Arrow knot. Remember this is the Boy Scouts of America. Scouters are supposed to be there for the kids, not personal recognition. Most adult awards and recognitions have certificates, pins or medals, and a patch usually with a square knot embroidered on it in different colors. Adult leaders wear these square knot patches on their uniform over the left pocket. The order that they are worn is up to the individual. To learn more see the Guide to Awards and Insignia.
Mar 16, · General Information In March of the Boy Scouts of America announced the first six square knot awards. These awards were to replace the ribbon bars that were being earned at the time. The list of knots has continued to grow. May 23, · During his years at the helm, Chief Scout Executive Ben Love, changed this policy and encouraged professional members of Scouting to wear all of the square knots that they were entitled to wear. He also lifted a longstanding restriction on allowing exceptional professionals to receive the Silver Beaver, District/Division Award of Merit Awards.
Nov 20, · These square knots are worn only by adult members of the BSA who have earned these awards as a youth member. The youth will still wear the actual awards. When those youth members become adult members of the BSA, they should remove the cloth emblem (s) and instead wear the appropriate square knot insignia. JSS • 3 years ago. Knots that currently be awarded and earned. Square knots are worn above the left shirt pocket to recognize specific training, honorary awards, earned awards and heroic actions. The Boy Scouts of America have changed the square knot color and some designs to match the ever-changing uniforms. Historic square knots are.
The award patch is worn as a Webelos scout and as a Boy Scout - adults wear the square knot symbol.