Medal of Merit

Medal of Merit Knot

Medal of Merit

The Medal of Merit is awarded to Scouts and Scouters who have performed some act of meritorious service above and beyond that normally expected of a youth or adult member of the Boy Scouts of America. This act may involve a lifesaving effort, but is not confined to lifesaving. It may also be awarded for any meritorious action using some aspect of Scouting skills or learning.

Mike Walton (Settummanque) has prepared a sample Script of  a presentation ceremony for awarding these Medals and/or Certificates.  Click Here to download a file containing the script, which can be opened in most word processing programs. (RTF file - 5 KB)

For more information on the Medal of Merit, Honor Medal, or the Heroism Medal and the nominating process for the awards, see the following page on the BSA website:

The form for recommending someone for the Medal of Merit, Honor Medal, or Heroism Award, is a 12 page form, entitled "Recommendation for Lifesaving or Meritorious Action Awards."  It can be downloaded in PDF format from the following location: h .

Old Honor Medal Knot

The above knot is the old version of the same knot issued for the earlier khaki-green uniform.

Page updated on: August 30, 2018

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