Recognizing those who help Scouting alumni reconnect
Your mission should you choose to take it...
Millions of Americans—including several of your coworkers, friends, and family members—were involved in Scouting at one point in their lives.
The trick is tracking these former members down and asking them to reconnect with the Boy Scouts of America.
That’s where you come in. Ready for a challenge?
Help these one-time Scouts get back in touch with the Scouting program, and you’ll be eligible to earn the Alumni Award square knot, seen above.
The award recognizes registered Scouters who help unregistered alumni rejoin the program. This task breaks down into four categories of requirements:
The requirements are tough, and that’s by design. We expect folks to work just as hard as alumni as they did as Scouts.
- Bill Steele, the BSA’s first director of Scouting Alumni and Friends
HOW TO GET THE AWARD
FORMAlumni Award Application (9/2018, 553K, PDF)
SUPPLY ITEM DESCRIPTION AND UNIFORM PLACEMENTKnot, worn on any field uniform above the left pocket; lapel pin for civilian wear.
SUPPLY/BIN ITEM NO.Knot, No. 611866; lapel pin, No. 612901
MORE INFORMATIONContact the Vice - Chair for Awards and Recognition or Scouting Alumni and Friends for additional inquiries.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONSWhat if my council does not have a Scouting Alumni and Friends Committee?
How do I navigate to the training modules required for the alumni knot?
Last revised September, 2018