The Community Organization Award (COA) Square Knot is available for registered volunteers to wear on their Scout uniform. Wearing this award denotes that a Scout volunteer has been recognized by one of 17 approved national chartered organization partners for Scout service within that organization. Square knot features gold mylar embroidery on purple twill.
award was not created for partner organizations to give as a recognition to their members, but is offered to allow our Scouting volunteers to wear an approved BSA®
recognition device (the square knot) on their uniform in accordance with the BSA policy prohibiting the wearing of non-BSA awards on our uniforms.
Previously the George Meany Award was included, but is no longer on the list as it is a BSA®
award and has its own square knot.
For more information about the Community Organization Award, visit Scouting.org