Scouting Service Award

Scouting Service Award Square Knot


The Scouting Service Award recognizes adult volunteers who have earned one of five different awards, each celebrating a leader's dedication to a special segment of Scouting, and recognizes Scouters who have earned one of these five awards:

  • Asian American Spirit of Scouting Service Award
  • ¡Scouting…Vale la Pena! Service Award
  • Whitney M. Young Jr. Service Award
  • American Indian Scouting Association Grey Wolf Award
  • Special Needs Scouting Service Award

Each of the first three awards listed above previously had its own square knot. But once supplies of those knots run out, the new Scouting Service Award knot will be used to recognize recipients.

As shown above, the Scouting Service Award knot has khaki and white loops on a black background with a yellow-and-red border.

Details about the five qualifying awards

Asian American Spirit of Scouting Service Award:

Honors an adult or an organization for bringing Scouting opportunities to Asian-American youth. Learn more here.

¡Scouting…Vale la Pena! Service Award:

Honors an adult or an organization for bringing Scouting opportunities to Hispanic/Latino youth. Learn more here.

Whitney M. Young Jr. Service Award:

Honors an adult or an organization for bringing Scouting opportunities to youth from rural or low-income urban backgrounds. Learn more here.

American Indian Scouting Association Grey Wolf Award:

Honors an adult for bringing Scouting opportunities to American Indian youth.

Special Needs Scouting Service Award:

Honors an adult (volunteer or professional) for bringing Scouting opportunities to Scouts with special needs. The nomination form and award requirements are still being developed and will be available soon. Learn more here.


Page updated on: February 17, 2017



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