"Most of the insignia worn by leaders are the same as for Cub Scouts, with the exception of the "Adult Leader Awards," adult "training" insignia, and Cub badges of advancement. Adult leaders should neither seek nor wear Cub advancement awards since they are intended for the boys. (Exception: Adult male Cub Scout leaders may wear square knots representing Arrow of Light Award, Eagle Scout Award, and religious emblems earned as a youth.)"
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BADGES OF IDENTIFICATION AND TENURE
U.S. FLAG EMBLEM
VETERAN UNIT BAR - 25 YEARS
VETERAN UNIT BAR - 50 YEARS
VETERAN UNIT BAR - 75 YEARS
CIVILIAN DRESS EMBLEMS
BADGES OF OFFICE AND TRAINING
All Cub Scout leaders wear round cloth badges of office on the left uniform sleeve, centered directly below and touching the pack numeral. All are gold embroidered on a dark blue background with a gold border except the Cubmaster emblem, which has silver embroidery and border.
CHARTERED ORGANIZATION REPRESENTATIVE EMBLEM
ASSISTANT WEBELOS DEN LEADER EMBLEM
PACK TRAINER EMBLEM
TIGER CUB DEN LEADER EMBLEM
TRAINED LEADER EMBLEM
BADGES OF RECOGNITION AND PARTICIPATION
WILLIAM T. HORNADAY AWARD
EMBROIDERED SQUARE KNOTS AND PIN DEVICES
Embroidered 'Square Knots' are representative of pin-on medals or ribbon suspended medals and are designed for the convenience of the wearer. In the case of the Award of Merit and the Professional Training Award, however, the knot is the only wearable insignia.
Square Knots are always oriented with the loop of the embroidered knot that comes in front of the standing part (known as the 'loop' or 'bight') to the wearer's right. Another clue to correct orientation is that knots are worn with the distinguishing color (not white) towards the wearer's right. If you are still unsure about correct orientation, check out the knot image links below. After trial and tribulation, I think we've got them all rotated correctly.
Square knots are worn centered above the left uniform pocket, in rows of three. There is no particular order in which they should be worn, but it is suggested that the knot deemed most important by the wearer be worn on his or her own right. Click here for placement diagram. For the authoritative Web-treatise on Square Knots, visit Mike Walton's highly recommended Square Knots page.
The following embroidered square knots are available for wear by Cub Scout leaders who have earned special recognition's:
CUBMASTER AWARD KNOT
CUB SCOUTER AWARD KNOT
DEN LEADER AWARD KNOT
WEBELOS DEN LEADER AWARD KNOT
DEN LEADER COACH AWARD KNOT
TIGER CUB DEN LEADER AWARD
RELIGIOUS EMBLEMS EARNED AS ADULTS KNOT
RELIGIOUS EMBLEMS EARNED AS YOUTH KNOT
ARROW OF LIGHT AWARD KNOT
Note: When viewing the graphic for this Knot, you will notice that there are three variants displayed. The first illustrates the "original" Knot with the olive background. The second is what the Knot "should" have looked like when it was re-issued with the current tan background, and is the correct knot to use. Finally, the third image illustrates an "erroneous" patch that was manufactured in 1990 and widely distributed. While there seem to be variants of this Knot out there, any Knot may be worn. Here's the story of how this happened:
EAGLE SCOUT AWARD KNOT
MEDAL OF MERIT KNOT
HEROISIM AWARD KNOT
HONOR MEDAL KNOT
HORNADAY AWARD KNOT
DEVICES ON SQUARE KNOTS
BSA MEDALS FOR VALOR AND MERITORIOUS ACTION
Originated in 1911, the BSA Medals of Valor are Scouting's premiere recognitions for a member's Lifesaving and Meritorious Action. They are presented by the BSA National Court of Honor (NCOH) based on the type of action, and the degree of danger involved. The council advancement committee or subcommittee may be constituted as a committee on lifesaving and meritorious action awards.
AWARDS FOR LIFESAVING
It shall be wholly within the discretion of the National Court of Honor to determine from evidence presented which, if any, lifesaving award shall be made. Awards are issued in the name of the Boy Scouts of America. The awards are as follows:
AWARDS FOR MERITORIOUS ACTION
MEDAL OF MERIT
NATIONAL CERTIFICATE OF MERIT
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The badges and medals illustrated on these pages are protected emblems of the Boy Scouts of America. Our facsimile image files are available for re-use by registered Scouts and Scouters in 'off-line' program documentation.