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Posted by on Sep 4, 2013 in Leader Resources, National News

SQUARE KNOT Program Changes


The following knots will change and combine



After monitoring and reviewing recommendations, the National Council’s Awards Committee has consolidated several knots into a whole new knot. Training awards and the Cub Scouting awards are the ones affected.

The Cubmaster Award becomes the Cubmaster’s Key and the Scouter’s Key knot is used instead.



Devices to be worn on the knots indicate the exact award and for which Scout program were earned.

If you are wearing a knot that is no longer available, there’s no need to spend the extra money or hours of training, although additional training never hurts. Your recognition is grandfathered in and you may continue to wear the knot. Like an Eagle Scout, once something becomes a part of an official BSA uniform or insignia, it will always remain official.

Reviews are currently taking place to discuss the possibility of updating the awards’ requirements. We can expect more details in early 2012