John Pratt from Crossroads of America Council wrote via the feedback form to suggest that maybe there ought to be a new square knot for Scouts and Scouters that complete High Adventure events like the Philmont Trek. We chatted about it a bit and came up the idea that maybe there should be a knot called the “High Adventure Specialist Award” and then we came up with some proposed requirements.
High Adventure Specialist Award (Knot) Requirements
1. Attend two weeks of resident Boy Scout Camp (keeps local councils happy)
2. Participate in a high adventure program at any camp or at a high adventure base (local council, regional, or national).
3. Participate in a second high adventure program at a recognized BSA High Adventure Base like Philmont.
4. Take a leadership role in preparing a group for a high adventure experience – adult leader or youth leader role.
5. Help promote high adventure programs in your local council.
Of course this is just the musings of two old time Scouters and not anything even remotely close to official. Let me know what you think via the comments section.