Training Award Knots

These are knots that you earn. Download a Progress Report card. Collect the signatures, and turn it in.

Tiger Cub Leader Training Award - retired

Denotes one year served as a Tiger Cub Scout Leader in a quality Tiger Cub den. There are several requirements, including being fully trained for the position, having most of your boys complete their rank requirements, etc.

Click here to download a Progress Record application card for this award. When you complete the card with all necessary signatures, turn it in to your District Training Chair at the next Roundtable meeting.

Den Leader Training Award

Award Requirements:
Tenure: Complete one year as a registered den leader in the position selected. Tiger Cub den leader’s tenure can be the program year as long as it is greater than eight months.
Training:

  • Complete the basic training for the selected den leader position.
  • Complete This Is Scouting training.
  • Attend a pow wow or university of Scouting (or equivalent), or attend at least four roundtables (or equivalent) during the tenure used for this award.

Performance:
Do five of the following during the tenure used for this award:

  • Have an assistant den leader who meets regularly with your den.
  • Have a den chief who meets regularly with your den.
  • Graduate at least 70 percent of your den to the next level.
  • Take leadership in planning and conducting a den service project.
  • Have a published den meeting/activity schedule for the den’s parents.
  • Participate with your den in a Cub Scout day camp or resident camp.
  • Complete Basic Adult Leader Outdoor Orientation (BALOO).
  • Complete Outdoor Leader Skills for Webelos Leaders.
  • Participate with your den in at least one family camp; if your den is a Webelos den, participate with your den in at least two overnight camps.
  • Take leadership in planning two den outdoor activities.
  • Hold monthly den meeting and den activity planning sessions with your assistant den leaders.

    Click here to download a Progress Record application card for this award. When you complete the card with all necessary signatures, turn it in to your District Training Chair at the next Roundtable meeting.

    Den Leader Coach Training Award - retired

    Denotes two year served as a Cub Scout Den Leader Coach in a quality Pack.

    This knot may no longer be earned. Scouters who have previously earned this knot may continute to wear this knot.

    Webelos Leader Training Award - retired

    Denotes one year served as a Webelos Scout Leader in a quality Webelos patrol. There are several requirements, including being fully trained for the position, having most of your boys complete their rank requirements, etc.

    Click here to download a Progress Record application card for this award. When you complete the card with all necessary signatures, turn it in to your District Training Chair at the next Roundtable meeting.

    Cubmaster Training Award - retired

    Denotes either two year served as the Cubmaster, or one year as Asst. Cubmaster and one year as Cubmaster in a quality Pack. There are several requirements, including being fully trained for the position, earning the Summertime Achievement Award, earning Quality Unit, etc.

    Click here to download a Progress Record application card for this award. When you complete the card with all necessary signatures, turn it in to your District Training Chair at the next Roundtable meeting.

    Cub Scouter's Training Award - retired

    Denotes two year served in any position as a registered Cub Scout Leader in a quality Pack. There are several requirements, including serving in supporting roles for the Pack, etc.

    Click here to download a Progress Record application card for this award. When you complete the card with all necessary signatures, turn it in to your District Training Chair at the next Roundtable meeting.

    Pack Trainer Award  - retired

    Denotes two year served as a registered Pack Trainer in a Cub Scout Pack. There are several requirements, including attending Trainer's Development Conference, keeping all key Pack leaders trained for their positions, keeping accurate Pack Training records, etc.

    Click here to download a Progress Record application card for this award. When you complete the card with all necessary signatures, turn it in to your District Training Chair at the next Roundtable meeting.

    Scouter's Training Award

    Cub Scout Award Requirements:
    Tenure:

    • Complete at least 2 years of tenure as a registered adult leader in a Cub Scout pack.

    Training:

    • Complete basic training for any Cub Scout leader position.
    • Complete This Is Scouting training.
    • Attend a pow wow or university of Scouting (or equivalent), or attend at least four roundtables (or equivalent) during each year of the tenure used for this award.

    Performance: Do the following during the tenure used for this award:

    • Participate in an annual pack planning meeting in each year.
    • Serve as an adult leader in a pack that achieves at least the Bronze level of Journey to Excellence in each year. The Quality Unit Award is acceptable if the tenure used is prior to 2011.
    • Give primary leadership in meeting at least one pack Journey to Excellence objective in each year.
    • Participate in at least one additional supplemental or advanced training event at the council, area, region, or national level during the two years.

    Keep track of your progress in earning the award with this progress record document.



    Boy Scout Award Requirements:
    Tenure:
    • Complete at least two years of tenure as a registered adult leader in a Boy Scout troop.

    Training:

    • Complete basic training for any Boy Scout leader position.
    • Complete This Is Scouting training.
    • Attend a university of Scouting (or equivalent), or attend at least four roundtables (or equivalent) during each year of the tenure used for this award.

    Performance: Do the following during the tenure used for this award:

    • Participate in an annual troop planning meeting in each year.
    • Serve as an adult leader in a troop that achieves at least the Bronze level of Journey to Excellence in each year. The Quality Unit Award is acceptable if the tenure used is prior to 2011.
    • Give primary leadership in meeting at least one troop Journey to Excellence objective in each year.
    • Participate in at least one additional supplemental or advanced training event at the council, area, region, or national level during the two years.

    Keep track of your progress in earning the award with this progress record document.



    Venturing Award Requirements:
    Tenure:

    • Complete at least two years of tenure as a registered adult leader in a Venturing crew.

    Training:

    • Complete basic training for any Venturing leader position.
    • Complete This Is Scouting training.
    • Attend a university of Scouting (or equivalent), or attend at least four roundtables/teen leaders’ council meetings/ Venturing officers association meetings (or equivalent) during each year of the tenure used for this award.

    Performance: Do the following during the tenure used for this award:

    • Participate in an annual crew planning meeting in each year.
    • Serve as an adult leader in a crew that achieves at least the Bronze level of Journey to Excellence in each year. The Quality Unit Award is acceptable if the tenure used is prior to 2011.
    • Give primary leadership in meeting at least one crew Journey to Excellence objective in each year.
    • Participate in at least one additional supplemental or advanced training event at the council, area, region, or national level during the two years.

    Keep track of your progress in earning the award with this progress record document.



    Sea Scout Award Requirements:
    Tenure:
    • Complete three years of registered tenure in any adult capacity in Sea Scouting

    Training:

    • Complete New Leader Essentials and Venturing Position Specific Training
    • Complete the Sea Scout Officers Specialized Training
    • Complete a boating safety course offered by the U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary, U.S. Power Squadron, or similar organization

    Performance:

    • Perform to the satisfaction of the Skipper your assigned leadership duties

    Keep track of your progress in earning the Sea Scout Award with this progress record document.



    Varsity Award Requirements:
    Tenure:
    • Complete a total of 2 years as a registered adult Varsity Scout leader

    Training:

    • Complete Varsity Scout Leader Fast Start training
    • Complete New Leader Essentials
    • Complete Varsity Coach Leader Specific Training
    • Complete Introduction to Outdoor Leader Skills

    Performance: Do five of the following:

    • Participate in a team leader seminar.
    • Help with two annual uniut and/or district Friends of Scouting presentations.
    • Sere as a Varsity Scout program instructor or training course staff member.
    • Participate actively in three team parents' nights or courts of honor.
    • Coordinate at least one team money-earning project.
    • Serve for at least one year as team committee person assigned to one of the five program fields of emphasis.
    • Participate in size Varsity Scout leader huddles.
    • Server as an approved merit badge counselor for at least five Varsity Scouts.
    • Serve for at least one year as chairman of a Varsity Scout team committee.
    • Help organize or reorganize a Varsity Scout team.

    Keep track of your progress in earning the Varsity Scout Award with this progress record document

    Scouter's Key Training Award

    Cubmaster's Key Award Requirements:
    Tenure:

    • Within a five-year period, complete at least three years of registered tenure as a Cubmaster or one year as a registered assistant Cubmaster plus two years as a registered Cubmaster. (This can include the tenure used to earn the Scouter’s Training Award.)

    Training:

    • Complete basic training for Cubmasters.
    • Complete This Is Scouting training.
    • Attend a pow wow or university of Scouting (or equivalent), or attend at least four roundtables (or equivalent) during each year of the tenure used for this award.

    Performance: Do the following during the tenure used for this award:

    • Achieve at least the Silver level of Journey to Excellence for at least two years. The Quality Unit Award is acceptable if the tenure used is prior to 2011.
    • Earn the National Summertime Pack Award at least once.
    • Conduct an annual pack planning session and have a published pack meeting/activity schedule for the pack’s parents in each year.
    • Participate in at least one additional supplemental or advanced training event at the council, area, region, or national level.

    Keep track of your progress in earning the Cubmaster Key Award with this progress record document.


    Scoutmaster's Key Award Requirements:
    Tenure:
    • Complete at least three years of registered tenure as a Scoutmaster within a five-year period. (This can include the tenure used to earn the Scouter’s Training Award.)

    Training:

    • Complete basic training for Scoutmasters.
    • Complete This Is Scouting training.
    • Attend a university of Scouting (or equivalent), or attend at least four roundtables (or equivalent) during each year of the tenure used for this award.

    Performance: Do the following during the tenure used for this award:

    • Achieve at least the Silver level of Journey to Excellence for at least two years. The Quality Unit Award is acceptable if the tenure used is prior to 2011.
    • Earn the National Outdoor Challenge Award at least once.
    • Conduct an annual troop planning session and have a published troop meeting/activity schedule for the troop’s parents in each year.
    • Participate in at least one additional supplemental or advanced training event at the council, area, region, or national level.

    Keep track of your progress in earning the Scoutmaster Key Award with this progress record document.


    Venturing Advisor's Key Award Requirements:
    Tenure:

    • Complete at least three years of registered tenure as a Venturing crew Advisor within a five-year period. (This can include the tenure used to earn the Venturing Training Award.)

    Training:

    • Complete basic training for Advisors.
    • Complete This Is Scouting training.
    • Attend a university of Scouting (or equivalent), or attend at least four roundtables/teen leaders’ councils/Venturing officers association meetings (or equivalent) during each year of the tenure used for this award.

    Performance: Do the following during the tenure used for this award:

    • Achieve at least the Silver level of Journey to Excellence for at least two years. The Quality Unit Award is acceptable if the tenure used is prior to 2011.
    • Have an annual crew planning session and have a published crew meeting/activity schedule for the crew in each year.
    • Participate in at least one additional supplemental or advanced training event at the council, area, region, or national level.

    Keep track of your progress in earning the Advisor Key Award with this progress record document.


    Skipper's Key Award Requirements:
    Tenure:

    • Complete three years of registered tenure as a Skipper within a five-year period.

    Training:

    • Complete This is Scouting and Venture Leader Youth Protection Guidelines.
    • Complete Sea Scout Adult Leader Basic Training.
    • Complete a boating safety course offered by the U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary, U.S. Power Squadrons, or similar organization.

    Performance:

    • At least twice during the 3-year period serve as the Skipper of a ship earning the Journey to Excellence Award or Centennial Quality Unit Award.

    Keep track of your progress in earning the Skipper's Key Award with this progress record document.


    Varsity Coach's Key Award Requirements:
    Tenure:

    • Complete at least three years of registered tenure as a Varsity team Coach within a five-year period. (This can include the tenure used to earn the Scouter’s Training Award.)

    Training:

    • Complete basic training for Coaches.
    • Complete This Is Scouting training.
    • Attend a university of Scouting (or equivalent), or attend at least four roundtables/huddles (or equivalent) during each year of the tenure used for this award.

    Performance: Do the following during the tenure used for this award:

    • Achieve at least the Silver level of Journey to Excellence for at least two years. The Quality Unit Award is acceptable if the tenure used is prior to 2011.
    • Conduct an annual team planning session and have a published team meeting/activity schedule for the team’s parents in each year.
    • Participate in at least one additional supplemental or advanced training event at the council, area, region, or national level

    Keep track of your progress in earning the Varsity Coach's Key Award with this progress record document.

    Roundtable Commissioner's Key: click here to download a Progress Record application card for this award.

    District/Assistant District Commissioner's Key: click here to download a Progress Record application card for this award.

    Unit Commissioner's Key: click here to download a Progress Record application card for this award.

    District Committee's Key: click here to download a Progress Record application card for this award.

    When you complete the card with all necessary signatures, turn it in to your District Training Chair at the next Roundtable meeting.

    Professional Training Award

    The Professional Training Award may be earned by: Associate District Executives, District Executives, Senior District Executives, Exploring Executives, Senior Exploring Executives, District Directors, and Field Directors with supervisory responsibities. To earn the award, Professional staff Scouters must: complete or participate in five of eight training or coaching programs (including Wood Badge, Exploring Advanced Seminar, and National Camping School), successfully attend all three sessions of the Professional Executive Institute (PEI), and meet all critical achievements in his or her District/Division/Council for two of the three years.

    Click here for a list of requirements for this award.

    Philmont Training Center Masters

    To earn this knot, you must first attend a training course at the Philmont Training Center. Then you must go back to the Philmont Training Center to take an additional course AND recruit 3 other scouts to go with you AND you must go back home and TEACH a BSA course (usually the course you took at Philmont). The course can be taught at the District, Council, Area or Regional level.

    Click here for a fact sheet about this award. Note: If you go back to the Philmont Training Center for a third time, and meet other requirements, you can earn a device to be worn on the knot.

    Doctorate Commissioner Science Award

    The Doctorate Commissioner Science Award is award to a Commissioner upon completion of a standardized program leading to the completion of a thesis or project and the award of the Doctorate of Commissioner Science from a College of Commissioner Science.

    The College of Commissioner Science program is designed to have a commissioner learn, through a series of training classes, followed by work experiences to ensure a quality program throughout Scouting. This training will take a number of years to complete. The commissioner finalizes his/her training with an approved thesis or project for the benefit of the Scouting program. This assists both new commissioners as they learn, and seasoned commissioners as they train others.

    Click here to download a fact sheet and a list of the requirements.

    Seabadge Award

    This award is presented to registered Sea Scout adults that attend and complete the Seabadge Conference advanced training course. This course is similar to the Woodbadge course for general scout leaders. Additionally, at this time, in the Southern Region only, participants must also complete their Rudders (similar to the Woodbadge Tickets) to earn the right to wear this knot.

    There are no additional requirements or signatures necessary. Completion of this course entitles you to wear this knot.