Youth Religious Award

Universal Youth Religious Emblem Knot


For a summary of requirements for individual religious emblems, please visit http://usscouts.org/scoutduty/index.asp. Requirements are listed by religion.

You may also want to look at either our Religious Emblems for Cub Scouts and Webelos Scouts page, or our Religious Emblems for Boy Scouts, Varsity Scouts, Venturers, and Explorers page, for a list of the faiths which issue the awards, and which awards are available.

This knot may be worn by any Scout or Scouter that completed a religious emblem program as a youth member. (Similar programs are administered by the religious organizations for Girl Scouting USA, 4-H, and Campfire) 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.


Old Youth Religious Emblem Knot

The above knot is the old version of the same knot. The difference is that the background purple was not fully embroidered and appears to be a slightly different shade of purple.


Credits: Knot scan courtesy of Mike Walton


Page updated on: May 11, 2011



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