In March of 1946 the Boy Scouts of America announced the first six square knot awards. These Boy Scout Knot awards replaced the ribbon bars earned at that time. The list of Boy Scout Knots has continued to grow. Some Boy Scout Knots have been discontinued and others have been added, some have been used for multiple recognitions. Presently there are 35 Boy Scout Knot awards including the new NESA Life Member. These awards are worn on the Scouting uniform above the left breast pocket.

The knot awards are worn by adult leaders. There are a few that may be worn by youth members. Cub Scouts and Boy Scouts may wear the Universal Religious Emblem and the lifesaving and Meritorious Award knots. Explorers may display on their uniforms the same honors plus the Explorer Achievement Award knot.

The proper way for each knot award to be displayed is the loop of the embroidered square knot that comes in front of the standing part is always to the wearer’s right and with the distinguishing color toward the wearer’s right but not the white.

Includes, Activity Award Medals: Pinewood Derby, War Medals, Participation Medals, Activity Proficiency Medals. Specific Camp Medals, etc.