Each registered adult leader can earn "training knots" (aka training awards) that are worn over the left pocket of the uniform. The knots are based on the leader's position within Pack 55, and completion of the training courses is the first step. Each knot requires specific training, tenure (1 or 2 yrs) and leadership activities. In Pack 55, the Pack Committee Chair is the initial person responsible to approve the application card for each knot. After the Pack Committee Chair signs the application for the award, the form is submitted to representatives of the Twin Bayou District for additional approvals and the eventual awarding of the training knot by the Sam Houston Area Council.
The following links have the requirements and application for training awards (knots):
Cub Scouting Training Award -- Link
Den Leader Training Award -- Link
Cubmaster Key Award -- Link
The Den Leader Training Award can be earned as a Tiger Den Leader, a Wolf/Bear Den Leader or as a Webelos Den Leader. The Cub Scouting Training Award can be earned by den leaders, but can also be earner by adults who perform other roles such as coordinating special events for the Pack.
For instructions on where to place the training knots on your uniform, click here.
Adults who earned the Arrow of Light, Eagle Scout rank or the religious award as a youth can also wear the knot emblems for those awards on their Cub uniform.
The most common training knots are shown below. There are additional training knots that an adult can earn as a leader of a scout troop or at the District or Council level.
|Cub Scouter knot|
|Den Leader knot|
|Cubmaster Key knot|