The Community Organization Award square knot might not be easy to earn, but it’s now easier to get.
You can buy the knot, recognizing Scouters’ volunteer achievements in national charter organizations such as the Elks, Alpha Phi Omega, the Masonic Lodge, and more, at your local Scout Shop—instead of going through your charter organization.
Once you’ve been recognized with one of the awards (listed below), just take your award documentation to the nearest Scout Shop and purchase the square knot, No. 613864. Award recipients no longer need to contact the Program Impact Department and the charter organization to order the knot as in previous years.
Approved national charter organization awards include the following:
- Marvin M. Lewis Award, Benevolent and Protective Order of the Elks
- Daniel Carter Beard Masonic Scouter Award, Freemasons
- Scouter’s Achievement Award, Veterans of Foreign Wars
- American Legion and Scouting Square Knot Award, American Legion
- U.S. Military Outstanding Volunteer Service Medal, Department of Defense
- Herbert G. Horton Alpha Phi Omega Youth Service Award, Alpha Phi Omega
- Cliff Dochterman Award, International Fellowship of Scouting Rotarians
- Ruritan Scout Leader Community Service Award, Ruritan National Service Clubs
- Raymond A. Finley Jr. Sea Scout Service Award, U.S. Power Squadrons
- George Meany Award, AFL-CIO
- Robert E. Burt Boy Scout Volunteer Award, National Society, Sons of the American Revolution
- Boy Scouts of America Youth Outreach Award, AMVETS
- Military Order of the World Wars
Congratulations to all award winners. For more information on the Community Organization Award square knot, go here.
Does this post whet your appetite for more knowledge on square knots? Brush up on your square-knot IQ by reading the blog series “Knot of the Week” from 2009-10.