Adult Recognition Scouters receive recognition awards known as “knots” for successful service, training, and heroism. Several knots are awarded to youth (Arrow of Light, Eagle, Venturing Silver, Religious Emblem, Heroism, etc.). Adults who earned these knots as youth are entitled to wear them on their adult uniform. Mar 16, · Generally, the knot awards are worn by adult leaders. But there are a few that may be worn by youth members. Cub Scouts and Boy Scouts may wear the Universal Religious Emblem and the lifesaving and Meritorious Award knots. Explorers may display on their uniforms the same honors plus the Explorer Achievement Award knot.
Recognition has been a fundamental part of Scouting from its beginning. Done well, it is a powerful tool that can help leaders set goals, define accomplishments, encourage skill development, celebrate commitment and achievement, and inspire others to strive for similar success. Effective recognition is essential to effective unit service.