When representatives from the vast network of chartered
Scouting organizations speak, the BSA listens. Want proof?
Look no further than the Community Organization Award. It began when a group of delegates
from several chartered organizations told the BSA how they wanted to recognize
adult leaders—with an award similar to the religious knots that represent the
various faith-based emblems awarded to Scouters.
The BSA accepted the offer and created the knot you see
above. Just like the purple-and-silver religious knot serves as a catchall for
every faith-based award, the purple-and-gold community organization knot serves
as a one-stop shop for the following prestigious awards:
- Marvin M. Lewis Award, Benevolent and Protective Order of
- Daniel Carter Beard Masonic Scouter Award
- Veterans of Foreign Wars Scouter’s Achievement Award
- American Legion Scouting Square Knot Award
- U.S. Military Outstanding Volunteer Service Medal,
Department of Defense
- Herbert G. Horton Alpha Phi Omega Youth Service Award
- Cliff Dochterman Award, International Rotarians Fellowship
- Ruritan National Scout Leader Service Award
- Raymond Finley Sea Scout Service Award, U.S. Power
- George Meany Award, AFL-CIO
Receive one of those awards from the applicable
organization, and you’ve earned the right to wear the Community Organization
Award knot. Congrats!
For more information, contact your chartered organization.