What order are knots supposed to be worn on an adult uniform?

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I've heard multiple answers:

  • By date earned
  • By difficulty
  • By personal importance

What's the right answer?

 
 

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According to the Insignia Guide:

The order of wearing of medals and knots is at the discretion of the wearer. It is suggested that the medal or knot deemed most important by the wearer be worn on his or her own right.

http://www.scouting.org/scoutsource/Media/InsigniaGuide/10K.aspx


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Dan's quote of the Insignia guide is correct. Conventional practice is much like the military in that the order that you wear awards are in order of Highest to Lowest in order of importance. ie: Bronze Star higher than Army Achievement.. But since this is not the military and the awards presented in Scouting are for recognition, training, and service, I would suggest one wears the knots in the order in which the wearer deems important. I wear my Silver Beaver on top because I value that there were many people that felt I was deserving of it. Training woud be the least important when it comes to recognition.. After all we should all be trained.


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It is personal preference, my Eagle Award will always be to the far right or top, followed by my youth Religious award. Other awards will follow in importance to me but those two will always mean the most and will always take precedence over any others.


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[link text][1]Yep on Dan Williams' answer of quoting the BSA insignia guide:

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Blockquote> The order of wearing of medals and knots is at the discretion of the wearer. It is suggested that the medal or knot deemed most important by the wearer be worn on his or her own right. Taken from: [1]: http://www.scouting.org/scoutsource/Media/InsigniaGuide/10K.aspx

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Another important consideration is which way the front loop over the standing part is facing which should be to the wearer's right. There is a picture at the link above to help.


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Yep on Dan Williams' answer of quoting the BSA insignia guide:

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The order of wearing of medals and knots is at the discretion of the wearer. It is suggested that the medal or knot deemed most important by the wearer be worn on his or her own right. Taken from:

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Another important consideration is which way the front loop over the standing part is facing which should be to the wearer's right. There is a picture at the link above to help.


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What order are knots supposed to be worn on an adult uniform?

I have to wonder why the question was posed to only ask about wear on an "adult" uniform since youth can also earn and wear knots on their uniform shirts.

The uniform police will tend to rush to the Uniform Guide for an exact answer though from a practical perspective most scouters do not appear overly concerned about what the Uniform Guide may have to say on the subject as seen through knots sewn on upside down and those with so many knots the world crest needs to be moved over the shoulder onto the back of their shirt.

I'm willing to hazard a guess that initially most scouters just start adding knots in the order in which they have been earned. As some point after they have either earned a bunch of knots or possibly when they need to buy a new shirt the thought enters their mind about reorganization and presentation.

IMO, anyone who reshuffles the knot order every time they earn a new knot has WAY too much time on their hands...


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