To quote Andy “if you’ve earned Scouting ranks or awards or received recognitions that are symbolized by square knots, wear them.” (Fruit Salad, Christmas Trees, & Generals) As leaders, we set the example by wearing the awards that we’ve earned and encourage our Scouts to earn and wear awards – simple as that! So if you have ’em, don’t be shy – wear ’em.
On the subject of knots, one question that comes up frequently for new adult leaders is “what Square Knots are available for adult leaders?” There is a great listing of these knots at http://www.scoutleaderknots.com/ (a U.S. Scouting Service Project, Inc. web site). Here’s a snapshot of just some of the knots available to adults:
For even more information about Scouting’s Knots, you may want to visit Mike Walton’s ScoutInsignia.com web site at http://www.scoutinsignia.com/clotknot.htm