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This knot represents both awards. Venturing Summit Award - Worn by Adults who have earned the Venturing Summit Award: Quartermaster - Sea Scout Award - Worn by Adults and Youth who have earned the Quartermaster Award as a youth. BRAVERY AWARDS: Medal of Merit - Awarded by the National Council for heroism with little or no risk to life.

Most adult awards and recognitions have certificates, pins or medals, and a patch usually with a square knot embroidered on it in different colors. Adult leaders wear these square knot patches on their uniform over the left pocket. The order that they are worn is up to the individual. To learn more see the Guide to Awards and Insignia.

The list of knots has continued to grow. Some knots have been discontinued and others have been added. At present there are 34 knot awards. These awards are worn on the Scouting uniform in place of the plaque or large pendant that they represent. Generally, the knot awards are worn by adult leaders.

William T. Hornaday awards; Seabadge - Wood Badge - Philmont Leadership Challenge; List of all Scouting Awards See also. Awards; Cub Scout awards; Scout awards; Venturer awards; Sea Scout awards; Scouter Knots.