Occasionally, we like to wear a "knot" that represents something that we have supported. For example, many scouters already wear the James E. West knot. In addition, I have created several other knots knots for that purpose.
The first is the Silver Falcon which I received for my contribution of $1,000 to the Mongolian Scout Association. The "knot" patch I receive was:
Mongolian Silver Falcon
Since this was not a BSA size "knot", I had it remade to a standard BSA size:
I am making this knot available to scouters for $2.50 and a self-addressed stamped envelope (SASE). If you want the knot, please contact me from my contact page to let me know your interest.
I also have four additional "knot" patches for general use. They are $2.50 each plus a SASE. Please contact me from my contact page to let me know your interest. One I call my "Back to Gilwell" knot (I am a Wood Badge Staffer and a Gilwell Fellow), the second one I call the "World Scouting" knot (I do many international activities, I am a BP Fellow and before my council merged I was an International Representative), the third I call my Friends of Scouting Europe (FOSE) knot (I was a contingent leader for the 2012 Ukraine International Scout Jubilee and I have life Membership in FOSE), and the fourth one is for building the "Scouts of Ecuador" (I have donated $1,000 to the Scouts of Ecuador and attended the 2017 JamCam in Ecuador). Since I do many international activities, I wanted to generated a fun but unofficial "knot" that you are welcome to use for anything that you would like to use it for. The "knots" look like:
|Back to Gilwell
|| World Scouting
|| Scouts of Ecuador
The acorn represents the oak tree at Gilwell that many special Wood Badge beads are made from. All of these "knots" are unofficial and not supported by any scout organization.
Official Oak Wood Badge beads can be purchase for the fowling links:
- 2 beads shop.scouts.org.uk/p-3936-gilwell-park-oak-wood-badge-2-beads-in-box.aspx
- 3 beads shop.scouts.org.uk/p-4185-gilwell-park-oak-wood-badge-3-beads-in-box.aspx
- 4 beads shop.scouts.org.uk/p-3824-gilwell-park-oak-wood-badge-4-beads-in-box.aspx
- Silver beads www.worldscoutingmuseum.org/beadsAg.shtml
These "knots" are not endorsed by either the Gilwell Fellowship, BP Fellowship, FOSE or the Scouts of Ecuador respectively but if you are a member or have contributed and want to wear the "knot", I will gladly give you one free for the cost of a SASE. Please contact me from my contact page to let me know.