Knots and Recognition

| Training Award Knots | Rank Knots | Meritorious Service Knots | Meritorious Action Knots |
| Religious Knots | Scoutreach Service Award Knots | Miscellaneous Knots |


Training Award Knots

Tiger Cub Leader Award Knot Tiger Cub Leader Training Award: Recognizes at least one year served as a Tiger Cub Scout Leader in a quality Tiger Cub den.

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Den Leader Training Award Den Leader Training Award: Recognizes at least one year served as either a Wolf or Bear Cub Scout Leader in a quality Cub Scout den. More…
Webelos Leader Training Award Webelos Leader Training Award: Recognizes at least one year served as a Webelos Scout Leader in a quality Webelos patrol. More…
Cubmaster Training Award Cubmaster Training Award: Recognizes either two years as the Cubmaster, or one year as Asst. Cubmaster and one year as Cubmaster in a quality Pack. More…
Cub Scouter’s Training Award Cub Scouter’s Training Award: Recognizes at least two years served in any position as a registered Cub Scout Leader in a quality Pack. More…
Pack Trainer Award Pack Trainer Award: Recognizes at least two years served as a registered Pack Trainer in a Cub Scout Pack. More…
Scouter’s Training Award Scouter’s Training Award: Recognizes at least two years served in any position as a registered leader in various Scouting units and positions of responsibility. More…
Scouter’s Key Training Award Scouter’s Key Training Award: Recognizes at least three years served in the top adult leadership position in a given unit or job. More…
Professional Training Award Professional Training Award: Professional staff Scouters must complete or participate in five of eight training or coaching programs. More…
Philmont Training Center Masters Philmont Training Center Masters: To earn this knot, you must attend a training course at the Philmont Training Center and more…
Doctorate of Commissioner Science Award Doctorate of Commissioner Science Award: The Doctorate Commissioner Science Award is given to a Commissioner upon completion of a standardized program and more…

Rank Knots

Arrow of Light Arrow of Light (Cub Scouts): Recognition for attaining Cub Scouting’s highest rank, the Arrow of Light. More…
Eagle Scout Eagle Scout (Boy Scouts): Recognition of attaining Boy Scouting’s highest rank, the Eagle. More…
Eagle Scout Eagle Scout with NESA Life Membership (Boy Scouts): This knot is awarded to an Eagle Scouts who further enrolls as a Life Member with NESA (National Eagle Scout Association). More…
Silver Silver (Venturing): Recognition for attaining Venturing’s highest rank, the Silver Award. More…
Quartermaster Quartermaster (Sea Scouts): Recognition for attaining Sea Scouting’s highest rank, the Quartermaster Award. More…

Meritorious Service Knots

Scouter’s Award of Merit Unit Leader Award of Merit: Recognizes 18 months served as a Cubmaster, Scoutmaster, Coach, or Advisor in a quality unit. Applicants are nominated by the unit committee. More…
Venturing Leadership Award Venturing Leadership Award: The Venturing Leadership Award is presented by councils, areas/regions, and the BSA National Council to Venturers and adults. More…
Distinguished Commissioner Distinguished Commissioner Service Award: The Distinguished Commissioner Service Award is presented to unit, Assistant District, District, Assistant Council, and Council Commissioners. More…
Order of the Arrow Order of the Arrow Distinguished Service Award: The Order of the Arrow Distinguished Service Award is presented to Arrowmen. More…
District Award of Merit District Award of Merit: The District Award of Merit is a council award presented by districts to a registered Scouter for district-level service of an outstanding nature. More…
Silver Beaver Silver Beaver: The Silver Beaver Award is a national award presented by councils. More…
Silver Antelope Silver Antelope: The Silver Antelope Award is presented upon action of the Regional Executive Board. More…
Silver Buffalo Silver Buffalo: The Silver Buffalo Award is awarded upon action of the National Executive Board. More…
Silver World Silver World: The Silver World Award is presented by the BSA to world citizens who give outstanding service to their nation’s youth or to young people in other countries. More…

Meritorious Action Knots

Medal of Merit Award Medal of Merit Award: The Merit Medal may be awarded to a youth member or adult leader. More…
Medal of Heroism Award Medal of Heroism Award: This award may be awarded to a youth member or adult leader who has demonstrated heroism… More…
Medal of Honor Award Medal of Honor Award: This medal may be awarded to a youth member or adult leader who has demonstrated unusual heroism… More…

Religious Knots

Youth Religious Emblem Award Youth Religious Emblem Award: This square knot is worn by those whom have earned their religious emblem of faith particular to their own religion as a youth. More…
Adult Religious Service Award Adult Religious Service Award: This square knot is worn by Scouters who have received a religious service emblem or award for their faith. More…

Scoutreach Service Award Knots

Whitney Young, Jr. Service Award Whitney Young, Jr. Service Award: The purpose of the Whitney M. Young Jr. Service Award is to recognize outstanding services by an adult individual or an organization… More…
Asian American Spirit of Scouting Service Award Asian American Spirit of Scouting Service Award: The purpose of the Asian American Spirit of Scouting Service Award is to recognize outstanding services by an adult individual or an organization… More…
¡Scouting...Vale la Pena! ¡Scouting…Vale la Pena! Service Award: The purpose of the ¡Scouting…Vale la Pena! Service Award is to recognize outstanding services by an adult individual or an organization… More…

Miscellaneous Knots

William H. Spurgeon III Award William H. Spurgeon III Award: The William H. Spurgeon III Award is the highest recognition for individuals and organizations contributing significant leadership to the Exploring program. More…
George Meany Award George Meany Award: The George Meany Award is presented to Scouters and to union organizations… More…
William T. Hornaday Award William T. Hornaday Award: The William T. Hornaday Award recognizes Scouts, Venturers and Scouters for their service to conservation and ecology efforts in their communities. More…
Community Organization Award Community Organization Award: This square knot is worn by those whom have received an award from an external community organization, specifically recognized by the BSA Relationships Division, while serving as an adult member of the BSA. More…
James E. West Service Award James E. West Service Award: The James West Fellowship Award is given to individuals donating $1,000 or more in cash or securities, beyond their regular contribution, to local council endowment trust funds. More…
William D. Boyce New-Unit Organizer Award William D. Boyce New-Unit Organizer Award: The William D. Boyce New-Unit Organizer Award is presented to recognize volunteers who organize one or more traditional Scouting units. More…
International Scout Award International Scout Award: This award encourages Scouters to broaden their involvement in Scouting through participation in World Scouting. More…
BSA Speaker Bank BSA Speaker Bank: After an officially registered speaker conducts a minimum of 20 speeches and provides feedback, the speaker will receive a knot. More…
NYLT Staff Award NYLT Staff Award: This council-level knot is awarded to those youth and Scouters who have successfully completed NYLT (National Youth Leadership Training) staff development… More…