|To encourage members to grow stronger in their faith, religious groups have developed religious emblems programs. The Boy Scouts of America has approved of these programs and allows the emblems to be worn on the official uniform. The various religious groups administer the programs. |
Once earned, the award is generally presented by the church or religious group but may also be recognized by the Scout unit at an event such as a Court of Honor or Troop meeting or Pack meeting. This award may be earned as a youth, or presented to an adult that is nominated.
For each faith, a specific set of requirements is published and is established by the religious faith and not by BSA. For a listing of resources for each of the religious faiths that participate in this program, see the P.R.A.Y. web site
Check with your local council service center or contact the religious organization directly to obtain the curriculum booklets.
See BSA Page
for more info. Knot Description
: silver on silver knot on purple background with purple border.
Once earned as a youth, the knot may be displayed on the uniform from that time forward. If a Scout earns the youth award and as an adult later is presented the adult award as well, both knots may be worn.
Jul 14, 2014 - Papio Tom
My son earned a Religious Emblem Award. There's plenty of info about the Religious Knot patch & devices, and its placement. But there's also the jingly little medal (he's about to get his second one), and I can't find anything about how to wear them - either alone or in conjunction with the knot. Any suggestions?
Aug 23, 2014 - Scouter Paul
@Tom - Up to 5 medals are worn centered immediately above the left pocket. See the uniform inspection sheet.
Sep 17, 2014 - Maria
I was told by council you either wear the knot or the medal but not both.
Sep 19, 2014 - Joe
@Maria the knot only represents the religious emblem earned. The medal is more for special occasions BUT on those occasions you CAN wear both at the same time.
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