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EMBROIDERED KNOTS WOOD BADGE WE2-590-3-10 CAMP TRACY APRIL 22 – 24, 2010 APRIL 29 – MAY 1, 2010 FOX PATROL CHUCK JACKSON SCOTT JONES ALF KOFOED GREG MAYNARD BRYAN PACKER JEREMY WALL DAREN WATTS THE SIGNIFICANCE OF EMBROIDERED KNOTS Knots are worn above the left pocket in rows of three. The order of wearing of medals and knots is at the discretion of the wearer. It is suggested that the medal or knot deemed most important by the wearer be worn on his or her own right. Embroidered knots are representative of pin-on medals or around-the-neck awards and are designed for the convenience of the wearer. In the case of the District Award of Merit and Professional Training Award, the knot is the only wearable insignia. Below is a diagram showing how the knots should be worn on a Scout or Scouters official uniform. ARROW OF LIGHT AWARD A Webelos scout earns the Arrow of Light award by completing requirements from the Webelos handbook. The Arrow of Light award is the highest Cub Scout award available. The award patch is worn as a Webelos scout and as a Boy Scout – adults wear the square knot symbol. 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 for demonstrated involvement in the development and implementation of Scouting opportunities for Asian American youth. COMMUNITY ORGANIZATION AWARD Community Organization Award is a generic term used by the Boy Scouts of America to identify a category of awards used by secular, national, community organizations to recognize their members for voluntary service and achievement. The organization must also be a Boy Scouts of America national chartered organization. The recognition piece, the concept of the award, and the criteria for awarding and presenting it are developed and owned by the national community organization which is also a chartered organization with the Boy Scouts of America. To ensure compatibility with the objectives and mission of the Boy Scouts of America, the concept, requirements, and criteria for presenting the award must be approved by the Boy Scouts of America national Relationships Committee. CUBMASTER AWARD Serve as a registered Cubmaster for two years or as a registered assistant Cubmaster for one year and a Cubmaster for one year. Training: • Complete ‘The New Cubmaster’ Fast Start Training. • Complete basic training for Cubmasters. • Complete Youth Protection training. • During each year of tenure for this award, participate in a Cub Scout Leader pow wow or University of Scouting, or attend at least four roundtables. Performance: • As a Cubmaster or assistant Cubmaster in a pack, earn the national Quality Unit Award at least twice. • Earn the National Summertime Pack Award at least once. • Plan and conduct pack meetings during each year registered as Cubmaster. CUB SCOUT DEN LEADER AWARD Award Requirements: Tenure: Complete one year as a registered Cub Scout den leader. Training: • Complete ‘The New Den Leader’ Fast Start Training. • Complete basic training for Cub Scout den leaders. • Complete Youth Protection training. • During your tenure for this award, participate in a Cub Scout leader pow wow or • University of Scouting, or attend at least four roundtables. Performance: Do five of the following: • During at least one program year, have a minimum of 50 percent of the Cub Scouts in your den earn the rank for their grade or age (Wolf or Bear). • At least once, reregister a minimum of 75 percent of the eligible members of your den as a part of pack rechartering. • Graduate a minimum of 60 percent of the eligible members of your den into Webelos Scouting. • Have an assistant den leader who meets regularly with your den. • Have a den chief who meets regularly with your den. • Take leadership in planning and conducting a den service project. • Conduct at least three den meetings per month, nine months per year, or follow an optional plan approved by the pack. • Participate with your den in a Cub Scout day camp or Cub Scout resident camp experience. • Explore three Character Connection activities with your den members in one year. • Hold regular den meeting and den activity planning sessions with your assistant den leader. CUB SCOUTER AWARD Award Requirements: Tenure: Complete two years as a registered adult leader in a Cub Scout pack. Training: • Complete Fast Start Training for your position. • Complete basic training for any Cub Scouting position. • Complete Youth Protection training. • During each year of tenure for this award, participate in a Cub Scout Leader pow wow or University of Scouting, or attend at least four roundtables. Performance: Do five of the following: • Assist in planning a pack program that results in advancement in rank by a minimum of 50 percent of pack members each year. • Serve as an adult leader related to a pack that earns the national Quality Unit Award. • Serve as leader of a blue and gold banquet, pinewood derby, space derby, raingutter regatta, field day, picnic, or other Cub Scout activity. • Give leadership to a promotional effort that results in at least 60 percent of pack members subscribing to Boys’ Life magazine. • Develop or update a Tiger Cub or Cub Scout den activity book listing places to go, things to do, costs, distances, etc., locally for the five Tiger Cub areas or at least 12 Cub Scout themes. • Give leadership to planning and conducting a pack service project. Organize participation of a pack in the Cub Scout Academics and Sports program. • Help with two annual unit Friends of Scouting campaigns. • Serve as a leader for members of your pack attending a Cub Scout day camp or resident camp. • Serve one year as pack trainer, during which time 75 percent of registered pack and den leaders complete basic training for their positions. DISTINGUISHED COMMISSIONER SERVICE AWARD Award Requirements: The Distinguished Commissioner Service Award is intended to recognize commissioners who provide quality service. Each council decides how to certify eligibility and keep records. There is no national application form for this award. • Be a currently active council, assistant council, district, assistant district, or unit commissioner. • Complete training as outlined by the local council, including earning the Commissioner’s Key. • Serve as an active commissioner for five consecutive years and be currently registered with the Boy Scouts of America. • echarter at least 90 percent of the units in your area of service for a minimum of the past two R consecutive years. • Assist units so that more than 60 percent of the units in your area of service achieve the National Quality Unit Award for a minimum of the past two consecutive years. Requirements for Roundtable/Huddle Commissioners: • Complete training as outlined by the local council, including earning the Commissioner’s Key. • Serve as an active commissioner for five consecutive years and be currently registered with the Boy Scouts of America. • Conduct at least nine roundtables/huddles per year for the past two consecutive years. DISTRICT AWARD OF MERIT The District Award of Merit is awarded by a District to volunteer and professional adults for service to youth in the District. Normally, the award is presented for service to youth in excess of five years. A person may receive more than one District Award of Merit, although there are no provisions for the wearing of a device or emblem officially to denote the second or subsequent awards. Unofficially, those award holders that have received more than one may wear a small Universal device centered on the knot. The Boy Scouts of America has no records of any volunteer or professional earning the Award of Merit in more than two separate Districts. Career members of the Boy Scouts of America may receive this award upon concurrence of the Council Scout Executive and the Director of Operations at the National office, Boy Scouts of America. Candidates for this award must be nominated. Self-nomination disqualifies the candidate. DOCTORATE OF COMMISSIONER SCIENCE The Doctorate of Commissioner Science Award Knot is available to any currently active commissioner at any position by completing the requirements. Approval is administered by the local council through the council commissioner and the professional advisor to commissioner service. The knot once earned can be purchased through the Supply Group at your local Scout Shop or Council Distributor. EAGLE SCOUT AWARD A Boy Scout earns the Eagle Scout award by completing requirements from the Scout handbook. The Eagle Scout award is the highest youth rank in scouting. The award patch is worn as a Boy Scout – adults wear the square knot symbol. EAGLE SCOUT NESA LIFE MEMBERSHIP AWARD The National Eagle Scout Association has made this knot available to Life Members. Show your NESA Life Membership card at a local Scout Shop and purchase the knot. Either the Eagle Scout knot or the NESA Life knot are worn, not both. EXPLORER ACHIEVEMENT AWARD RETIRED – The Explorer Achievement Award was established in 1981 to fill a perceived need for recognition for Explorers. Each Explorer required 18 months total tenure in Exploring leadership, and designed their own program of growth in the six experience areas of Exploring. The review was conducted by the Explorer post. GEORGE MEANY AWARD The George Meany Award is a national recognition approved by the AFL-CIO Executive Council. It may be presented to any adult union member who has made a significant contribution to the youth of their community through Scouting. Each AFL-CIO city central labor council and each AFL-CIO state federation is permitted to give one award annually. The emphasis of this award is on the importance of being selective. There is no rule that the quota must be used every year. No honorary recognitions should be made. The purpose of the award is to recognize the recipient’s outstanding service to youth through the programs of the Boy Scouts of America. HEROISM AWARD The Heroism Award is presented to Scouts and Scouters that have saved a life at little or no personal risk. In the past, those persons would receive a Certificate of Heroism from the local Council. Today, those previous holders of Certificates of Heroism as well as present Scouts are honored with the present Medal. HONOR MEDAL The Honor Medal is presented to Scouts and Scouters who showed courage in attempting to save a life with personal risk. This award has been presented posthumously to Scouts who have died while attempting to save the life of another. In very exceptional cases the award is presented with crossed gold palms to Scouts, and Scouters who have attempted to save a life at great personal risk demonstrating exceptional heroism. WILLIAM T. HORNADAY AWARD The William T. Hornaday Award recognizes Scouts and Scouters for ecology efforts and service to conservation in their communities. To earn the Hornaday Award as an individual, youth members must earn a series of merit badges followed by a concentrated series of conservation and/or environmental education projects to be conducted in the member’s community or nearby, under the advise of a trained conservation, naturalist, or environmental engineering expert. There are seven levels to this award – the Unit Certificate for Scouting groups, the Badge, Bronze Award and Silver Award for youth, the Gold Badge and Gold Medal for Adults, and the Gold Certificate for outside organizations and corporations. Holders of the Bronze and Silver Awards and the Gold Medal may wear the square knot shown above. The Unit certificate is awarded by the local council to a den, pack, patrol, team, crew, or group of five or more Boy Scouts, Varsity Scouts, or Venturers for a unique, substantial conservation project. The Hornaday Badge is awarded by the local council to an individual Scout, Varsity Scout, or Venturer for outstanding service in conservation. The Bronze medal is awarded to an individual for exceptional service in natural resource conservation or environmental improvement. A national committee judges the applications. The Silver medal is awarded to an individual for unusual and distinguished service in natural resource conservation or environmental improvement. Applications are reviewed three times a year by a national committee. The Gold Badge is nominative in nature and is awarded by the local council to an adult Scouter to recognize leadership to conservation at council or district level for at least three years The Gold Medal is nominative in nature and recognizes adult Scouter for outstanding service in natural resource conservation and youth education on a multistate or national basis. Nominations are made by a national or regional conservation organization or agency. (A maximum of six per year can be awarded) INTERNATIONAL SCOUTER’S AWARD The International Scouter’s Award encourages Scouters to broaden their involvement in Scouting through participation in world Scouting activities and recognizes Scouters for their contributions to world Scouting. Applicants must be currently registered adult Scouters of the Boy Scouts of America. All applicants must receive the approval of their local council’s international committee chairperson or international representative and their council Scout executive. MEDAL OF MERIT The Medal of Merit is awarded to Scouts and Scouters who have performed some act of meritorious service above and beyond that normally expected of a youth or adult member of the Boy Scouts of America. This act may involve a lifesaving effort, but is not confined to lifesaving. It may also be awarded for any meritorious action using some aspect of Scouting skills or learning. ORDER OF THE ARROW DISTINGUISHED SERVICE AWARD The National Order of the Arrow committee presents the Distinguished Service Award to those Arrowmen who have rendered outstanding service to the Order on a sectional, area, regional, or national basis. It is given primarily for dedicated service to the Order and Scouting over a period of years. Only a limited number of awards can be presented. Arrowmen whose service records are the most outstanding and extend the farthest beyond the local lodge level are usually selected. Young men under 21 and adults (volunteer and professional) are eligible for nomination. Nominations will not be accepted or considered for posthumous awards. PACK TRAINER AWARD TENURE: 1. Complete two years as a registered Pack Trainer TRAINING: 1.Fast Start training for the Pack Committee 2.Complete New Leader Essentials and be familiar with and able to explain the key elements of Leader Specific Training for all volunteer positions in the pack. 3.Complete Youth Protection Training 4. Participate in a TDC. PERFORMANCE: 1. Participate in a Cub Scout leader Pow Wow or University of Scouting during each year of tenure for this award. 2. Have Cub Scout Roundtable staff certify your attendance for at least 30% of the roundtables during each year of your tenure for this award. 3. Attain 100% trained leadership within the pack for the committee chairman, Cubmaster and all the den leaders. 4. Have a working plan in place for delivering Fast Start training to new leaders within 48 hours of their joining your pack. 5. Have a working plan in place for helping leaders who have not taken basic training to attend New Leader Essentials and leader specific training. 6. Keep and update training records of all leaders in your pack. 7. During the pack annual program planning meeting, be available to answer questions about training courses. 8. Review ongoing pack leadership training status and provide leaders with updates on any available supplemental training. PHILMONT TRAINING CENTER MASTERS TRACK AWARD The Philmont Training Center, the National Volunteer Training Center for the Boy Scouts of America, has developed a PTC Masters Track Program that encourages Scouting leaders to receive training themselves, yet also to help provide training to other leaders in their units, district, council, and other councils. The purpose of this program is to offer continuing educational opportunities so that Scouters have incentives to return, over a number of years, to take advanced training at the Center, and to be able to take their knowledge back to units, district, councils, council clusters, national and international venues to benefit Scouts and Scouters. All actions for the PTC Masters Track Square Knot must be earned after June 1, 2008. Courses taken prior to this date will not be counted. PROFESSIONAL TRAINING AWARD The Professional Training Award may be earned by: • Associate District Executives • District Executives • Senior District Executives • Exploring Executives • Senior Exploring Executives • District Directors, and • Field Directors with supervisory responsibilities for District or Exploring Executives. To earn the award, Scouters must: • Successfully attend all three sessions of the Professional Executive Institute (PEI) • Complete or participate in five of eight training or coaching programs (including Wood Badge, Exploring Advanced Seminar, and National Camping School) • Meet all critical achievements in his or her District/Division/Council for two of the three years. QUARTERMASTER AWARD The Quartermaster Award is the highest award in the Sea Scouting Program. In order to earn Quartermaster Award, Sea Scouts must show nautical proficiency, leadership, and service over a period of time; earn several rating awards; and pass a Board of Review at the local Council level. This is a rare award. RELIGIOUS EMBLEM YOUTH AWARD This knot may be worn by any Scout or Scouter that completed a religious emblem program as a youth member. The actual administration of religious emblem programs is conducted by the Scout’s religious organization. The religious organization usually presents the religious emblem upon completion of the religious emblem program. Units frequently honor the recipient with a presentation of the Universal Youth Religious Emblem Square Knot. Only one youth award square knot is worn, no matter how many times the holder earns a second or subsequent religious award as a youth member. For subsequent awards, the Scout wears the appropriate devices on his square knot to indicate multiple awards. RELIGIOUS EMBLEM ADULT AWARD This square knot is worn by those whom have received a religious award as an adult member of the Boy Scouts of America. The awards are not Boy Scouts of America awards and are presented by religious organizations for long tenure of service to Scouting, the religion, and the community. With one exception all of these awards require a nomination. Self-nomination is not allowed. Only one Adult Religious Award square knot is worn regardless of how many awards have been received. It is possible, for example, to receive two or three levels of awards in some faiths or to receive awards from more than one faith. SCOUTER’S KEY The Scouter’s Key Awards can be presently earned by the following groups of Scouters: Scoutmasters, Varsity Team Coaches, Venuring Advisors, Sea Scouting Skippers, District Committee members, Council and Assistant Council Commissioners, District and Assistant District Commissioners, Roundtable Commissioners, and Unit Commissioners. Each award group has requirements covering basic training, performance, tenure, and certification. Scouters earning the Key Award in one program area must complete all requirements (including tenure) for a subsequent Key Awards in another program area. Scouters earning a Key Award cannot use the tenure for the Key Award toward earning the Scouters’ Key Award in the same program area. SCOUTER’S TRAINING AWARD The Scouter’s Training Award can be presently earned by the following groups of Scouters: Boy Scouts: Scoutmasters, Assistant Scoutmasters, Committee Members, Chartered Organization Representative. Varsity Scouts: Coaches, Assistant Coaches, Committee Members, Chartered Organization Representative. Venturing Leaders: Advisors, Assistant/Associate Advisors, Committee Members, Consultants, Chartered Organization Representative. Sea Scouting Leaders: Skippers, Committee Members, Consultants, Chartered Organization Representative. District/Council Scouters: Cub Scout Roundtable staff members, Boy Scout Roundtable staff members, Varsity Scout Huddle staff members. Each award group has requirements covering basic training, performance, tenure, and certification. Scouters earning the Training Award in one program area MUST complete ALL requirements (including tenure) for a subsequent Training Awards in another program area. Scouters earning a Training Award cannot use the tenure for the Training Award toward earning the Scouters’ Key Award in the same program area unless specifically stated otherwise (i.e. Scoutmaster’s Key). ¡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 for demonstrated involvement in the development and implementation of Scouting opportunities for Hispanic American/Latino youth. SEABADGE AWARD These awards are given as recognition of completion of the Sea Badge Course, which is the advanced training course for Sea Scouting leaders at the Ship, District, Council or Regional level. The single trident versions are awarded to attendees (The different background colors are for different color uniforms.) The version with two tridents is awarded to staff members, and the three trident version is awarded to course directors. SCOUTMASTER AND ADVISOR AWARD OF MERIT Shortly after the National Eagle Scout Association was established in 1972, it began to make available a NESA Scoutmaster Award. The award was presented to one Scoutmaster per BSA area each year. These Scoutmasters’ records demonstrated proper use of Boy Scout advancement, and a significant number of their Boy Scouts attained the Eagle Scout rank. This award was discontinued on December 31, 1987. The president of the Boy Scouts of America requested that NESA convert its award into a Scoutmaster Award of Merit that could be earned by all Scoutmasters. His rationale was that there is a need for recognizing Scoutmasters relatively early in their work in that position, before they qualify for the Scouter’s Key. SILVER ANTELOPE AWARD The Silver Antelope Award is presented upon action of the Regional Executive Board of one of the Boy Scouts of America’s four Regions for service to youth within the Region or for outstanding longtime service to youth by a registered Scouter residing within that Region. Candidates for this award must be nominated. Self-nomination disqualifies the candidate. SILVER BEAVER AWARD The Silver Beaver Award is presented upon action of a Council Executive Board of one of the Boy Scouts of America’s local Councils or the Direct Service Council for outstanding service to youth within the Council or for outstanding longtime service to youth by a registered Scouter residing within that Council. The average tenure for Silver Beaver candidates is ten years or longer. Career members of the Boy Scouts of America may receive this award upon concurrence of the Council Scout Executive and the Director of Operations at the National office, Boy Scouts of America. Candidates for this award must be nominated. Self-nomination disqualifies the candidate. SILVER BUFFALO AWARD The Silver Buffalo Award is awarded upon action of the National Executive Board of the Boy Scouts of America to volunteers Scouters and other individuals for outstanding service to youth on a national basis or over a significant period of national service to a youth agency or in actions affecting youth. The Silver Buffalo Award is the traditional award presented to the Honorary President of the Boy Scouts of America sometime during his term of office. Candidates for this award must be nominated. Self-nomination disqualifies the candidate. SILVER WORLD AWARD The Silver World Award, conceived in 1971, is presented by the Boy Scouts of America to world citizens who give outstanding service to their nation’s youth, to young people in other countries, or to the Scouting program of their nation through their participation or support. Recipients of the Silver World must be citizens of countries whose Scout associations are members of the World Organization of Scouting Movements, to include registered adult Boy Scouts of America members. Nominations are accepted from anyone with knowledge of an individual’s service to Scouting or to youth on an international or worldwide basis, to include individuals served by the Boy Scouts of America’s Direct Service. Awards are presented through the Boy Scouts of America’s National Court of Honor by the Chief Scout Executive, National President, International Commissioner, or National Commissioner or by Boy Scouts of America volunteers or professionals on behalf of the Boy Scouts of America’s National officers. A limited number of Silver World Awards are presented based upon one award for every 50, 000 registered Boy Scouts of America youth members at the end of the preceding calendar year. Awards not presented may be held over for presentation in subsequent years. The Award consists of a red and white striped ribbon holding a light blue sphere with the Boy Scouts of America’s emblem in the center, surrounded by three stars - two on the right and one on the left; a certificate; a lapel pin; and a cloth emblem for the BSA and other nation’s field uniforms. SPEAKERS BANK AWARD The BSA Speaker Bank program is intended to spread the Scouting message through speakers at clubs and organizations. Every registered speaker will receive an official speaker pin and certificate. After giving 10 speeches, the speaker receives a patch. The award knot is given to speakers after delivering 20 speeches. TIGER CUB DEN LEADER AWARD Tenure Complete one year as a registered Tiger Cub Den Leader. (Dates of service used to earn this award cannot be used to earn another key or award.) Training 1. Complete “The New Tiger Cub Den Leader” Fast Start training. 2. Complete basic training for Tiger Cub Den Leaders. 3. Complete Youth Protection Training. 4. During your tenure for this award, participate in a Cub Scout leader pow wow or University of Scouting, or attend at least four roundtables. Performance Do all of the following: 1. Conduct a Tiger Cub roundup for your pack with at least five new Tiger Cub boy/adult teams recruited. 2. Contact the host team each month and provide support as needed for one year. 3. Coordinate Tiger Cub den participation in three Cub Scout pack activities each year. 4. Graduate a Tiger Cub den into Cub Scouting with at least 60 percent of the Tiger Cubs becoming Cub Scouts. 5. Report on the progress of Tiger Cub dens at 75 percent of pack leader meetings WILLIAM H. SPURGEON III AWARD This award is presented to adults and organizations for outstanding service to youth. Only holders of individual awards may wear the knot (not members of an organization that received the award). Candidates for this award must be nominated. Self-nomination disqualifies the candidate. VENURING SILVER AWARD The Venturing Silver Award is available to all Venturing youth members of the Boy Scouts of America. Its purpose is to provide a pathway for personal development; encourage Venturers to learn, grow, and serve; and recognize the high level of achievement of Venturers who acquire Venturing skills. WEBELOS DEN LEADERS AWARD Tenure Complete 1 year as a registered Webelos den leader. (Dates of service used to earn this award cannot be used to earn another key or award.) Training 1. Complete “The New Webelos Den Leader” Fast Start training. 2. Complete basic training for Webelos den leaders. 3. Complete Youth Protection Training. 4. Complete outdoor training for Webelos den leaders. 5. During your tenure for this award, participate in a Cub Scout leader pow wow or University of Scouting, or attend at least four roundtables. Performance Do seven of the following: 1. During at least one program year, have a minimum of 50 percent of the Webelos Scouts in your den advance in rank (Webelos Badge or Arrow of Light Award). 2. At least once, reregister a minimum of 75 percent of the eligible members of your den as a part of pack rechartering. 3. Graduate a minimum of 60 percent of the eligible members of your Webelos den into Boy Scouting. 4. Have an assistant Webelos den leader who meets regularly with your Webelos den. 5. Have a Webelos den chief who meets regularly with your den. 6. Take leadership in planning and conducting two Webelos overnight campouts or other outdoor den activities. 7. Assist in planning and conducting a Webelos den / Boy Scout troop joint activity. 8. Take leadership in planning and conducting a Webelos den service project. 9. Conduct at least three Webelos den meetings per month, 9 months per year or follow an optional meeting plan approved by the pack. 10. Participate with your den in a Webelos day camp or resident camp experience. 11. Explore three “Character Connection” activities with your den members in one year. 12. Hold regular den meeting and activity planning sessions with your assistant den leader. JAMES E. WEST FELLOWSHIP AWARD The James West Fellowship Award is probably the one award that sparks the most misunderstanding when spotted on a uniform. Some folks immediately assume that the award was simply purchased, which is not accurate. This award is presented to individuals based on a contribution of $1000 or more to the local Council’s West Fellowship Fund. Only registered Scouters or youth members receive and wear the square knot. The money may be given by a group of Scouters or individual Scouter to honor a fellow Scouter, as a memorial on the death of a Scouter, or to recognize an achievement. For example, a group of Scouters could put the money together to recognize the outstanding efforts of an individual who spent years doing publicity work for a local Council through newsletters, press releases, web pages, etc., for which there is no official recognition. The award can also be given to an individual who makes a contribution on his/her own behalf. Regardless of the source of funding, the award is used by Boy Scouts of America to generate badly needed funds to support critical local Council and national programs which have suffered major losses due to diversion of funding for national-level resolutions of risk-management issues. WHITNEY M. YOUNG, JR. AWARD Several years ago Boy Scouts of America was concerned that certain rural and inner- city urban areas were not being reached by the Scouting program. As part of its push to offer the Scouting program, the Whitney Young, Jr. Award was developed to recognize outstanding support and service at both the local and national level in reaching under-served areas. The knot may only be worn by holders of individual awards. Candidates for this award must be nominated. Self-nomination disqualifies the candidate. 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. The award may be worn on the adult uniform. The award is a square knot placed over the three colors representing the three phases of the Boy Scouts of America program - Cub Scouting, Boy Scouting, and Venturing. A volunteer can earn the knot by organizing one traditional unit, and a program device can be earned for up to three additional units organized. The award recognizes volunteers for organizing traditional units after March 1, 2005. The award is administered by the Relationships Division and will be presented by the local council.
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