Whitney Young, Jr. Award
|Whitney Young Award Knot
|Scouting Service Award Knot
Several years ago BSA 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
Recipients of this award now receive either of the knots shown above.
Once supplies of the Whitney Young Award knot, which has been discontinued, are
exhausted, all recipients will receive the
Scouting Service Award Square knot shown above.
In addition to the Square knot patch shown above, recipients receive a
medal, shown below.
Prior recipients received, and may still wear, the Whitney Young Award knot shown
Page updated on:
June 26, 2018