About Unofficial Knots


These unofficial knots and awards were created or used by local Councils to recognize their membership in areas consistent with National programs. Scouters should avoid wearing unofficial knots unless after consultation with the local Council Scout Executive, permission has been obtained for wearing the knot. Otherwise such knots are to be regarded as suitable for a patch blanket or collection, but not uniform wear. Your Council Scout Executive does have authority (See the Insignia Guide) to authorize local insignia that advance the programs of Boy Scouts of America, provided that such insignia is consistent with the programs of BSA.


Page updated on: May 23, 2014



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