Amateur Radio Service to Scouting Award

Community Organizations Knot


The award recognizes members for their contribution bringing Amateur Radio to scouts through various scouting activities and venues. ARRL members can complete the nomination form and submit it to their ARRL Section Manager to authorize ARRL to issue the award certificate. Receipt of the ARRL Service to Scouting Award entitles the leader to wear the BSA Square Knot emblem.


Noteworthy service to Radio Scouting through the individual having met five of the following ten requirements.

  1. 1. Organize a class and teach Radio Merit Badge to a District or Council "Merit Badge Day" or "STEM Badge Day" event.
  2. Participate in teaching Radio Merit Badge at a Troop, District or Council event on at least three different occasions.
  3. Participate in teaching Radio Merit Badge conducted at a hamfest or organized by an amateur radio club on at least three different occasions.
  4. Organize and lead a District or Council Jamboree on the Air (JOTA) event.
  5. Participate in Jamboree on the Air (JOTA) activities for at least three JOTAs.
  6. Provide Amateur Radio communications support for a summer camp, winter camp, Camporee, Klondike Derby, or other official District or Council camp.
  7. Participate in three District or Council Camporees by setting up an Amateur Radio Demonstration Station.
  8. Serve as Chairman or member of a Council Radio Scouting Committee and guide significant improvements in council amateur radio operating facilities and expanded Scouting amateur radio activities;
  9. Arrange for the donation of equipment to establish amateur radio stations at a Council camps.
  10. Serve as a K2BSA Staff Member at a National Jamboree or on the Amateur Radio Staff at a World Jamboree

For more information, Requirements & Nomination Form - Click Here

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