Meritous Action Knots

These knots are for scouts who have done something noteworthy.

Honor Medal

Awarded to a youth member or adult leader who demonstrates unusual heroism and skill in saving or attempting to save a life at considerable risk to his or her own. In cases of exceptional skill or resourcefulness and extreme risk of life, the medal is awarded with crossed palms.

If you feel you know of someone deserving, then click here to download a nomination form. Self-nomination automatically disqualifies a candidate.

Heroism Award - retired

Awarded to a youth member or adult leader demonstrating heroism in saving or attempting to save a life at minimum risk to self.

If you feel you know of someone deserving, then click here to download a nomination form. Self-nomination automatically disqualifies a candidate.

Medal of Merit

The Merit Medal honors Scouts, Venturers and Scouters that have performed some act of meritorious service above and beyond what is normally expected of a youth or adult member of the Boy Scouts of America. Key in the difference between this award and the heroism awards is that the action need not involve saving life, but must employ some aspect of Scouting learning or skills in the execution.

If you feel you know of someone deserving, then click here to download a nomination form. Self-nomination automatically disqualifies a candidate.