Knights of Columbus
BSA Community Organization Award

Community Organizations Knot

This award is no longer awarded. Those who received it previously may still wear it.

The Knights of Columbus Community Organization Award was presented to recognize Knights of Columbus members who strengthened the relationship between the Knights of Columbus, the Catholic Church and the Boy Scouts of America.

These were the Minimum Requirements until the award was discontinued:

A. Service

Be a current K of C member.

B. Training

Complete at least five of the following:

  1. Complete the Cub Scout Leader Basic Training course.
  2. Complete the Boy Scout or Sea Scout Leader Basic Training course.
  3. Complete the Venture Leader Basic Training course.
  4. Complete the Commissioner Basic Training course.
  5. Be current in "Youth Protection" training.
  6. Be current in American Red Cross "First Aid and CPR"
  7. Earn the Scouter's "Training Award".
  8. Complete a Woodbadge or Seabadge training program.
  9. Attend a Philmont training course.
  10. Attend a National Community Relationships Scouting training seminar.
  11. Participate in a Chartered Organizational Representative (COR) training course.
  12. Complete a BSA District staff -training course.

C. Tenure

Be registered for 3 consecutive years as a Scout Leader

D. Performance

While serving in a Scouting leadership position at the Unit, District or Council level; or as a Chartered Organizational Representative (COR); or as a District/Council Member-at- Large; or a Commissioner complete a minimum of five of the following:

  1. Serve a minimum of two years as a Chartered Organizational Representative for Scouting and demonstrate success with your units in terms of growth in program.
  2. Assist your Council to raise funds to support Scouting. Participate with a local BSA Friends of Scouting fundraising effort.
  3. Participate as a member of a BSA District or Council Membership/Relationships committee and represent the Knights of Columbus.
  4. Assist in organizing or reorganizing a Cub Pack, Scout Troop, Sea Scout Ship, or Venturing Crew chartered by a Knights of Columbus Council.
  5. Make contact with Scout Troops and Venturing Crews in your area through visits, roundtables or other means and solicit their participation in a Knights of Columbus program and document the results of your efforts.
  6. Recruit manpower from Knights of Columbus members to support a Scout activity such as a camporee, bicycle rodeo, merit badge day or other related event to help further Knights of Columbus recognition in support of the Scouting program.
  7. Develop and carry out or participate in a Knights of Columbus program to recognize the leaders of Scouting programs in your Council.
  8. Promote and coordinate the development of a network of Knights to assist in the development of Scouting within the Knights of Columbus.
  9. Earn the Cubmaster Award, Cub Scouter Award, Den Leader Award, Den Leader Coach Award or Tiger Cub Coach Award.
  10. Earn the Scoutmaster Award of Merit.
  11. Earn the Crew Advisor Award of Merit.
  12. Earn the Scouter’s Key, Scouter’s Training Award, or Distinguished Commissioner Service Award.
  13. Actively Serve on a Catholic Committee on Scouting committee, (national or diocesan), for at least 2 years.


  1. Submit appropriate documentation (membership card, photocopies of course completion certificates, narrative of accomplishments, etc.) in order to fully document the attainment of the requirements as outlined in sections A, B, C, and D above.
  2. Obtain the written endorsements of your Knights of Columbus Council.
  3. Submit the appropriate documentation and written endorsements to Knights of Columbus State Boy Scout Coordinator.


Recipients of this award who were registered members of the BSA receivedd the BSA Community Organization Award Square knot patch shown above.

Page updated on: May 08, 2019

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