Council Service Center and Scout Shop
New Square Knot for Volunteer
new William D. Boyce New-Unit Award recognizes volunteers who
organize one or more new traditional units. Celebrating Boyce's
organizing spirit, the award consists of a silver square knot on a
background of yellow, green, and redórepresenting the traditional
Scouting programs' colors.
With the approval of the district committee
chair, serve as the organizer and complete the successful
organization of one new traditional unit.
Organize the unit by following all procedures as
published in the New Unit Organization Process, No.
34196, ensuring that new unit leadership is trained, program is
organized and begun, the new unit committee is functioning, a
unit commissioner is assigned, all paperwork is processed, and
the unit charter is presented to the chartered organization.
Only one volunteer can be recognized as the
organizer for each new unit.
Three program devices can be earned and worn on
the new-unit organizer knot for each additional new traditional
unit organized. Each program device represents the type of unit
organized. Multiple program devices from the same program may be
earned and worn.
The new-unit organization award recognizes
volunteers for organizing traditional units after March
Recognition items in addition to the square knot
include a new-unit organizer certificate and lapel pin.