From the requirements I looked at earlier, it looks like one's chance to be nominated would probably increase if one were active in the nearest available (Insert name of your religion or denomination here) Committee on Scouting. Just what you were looking for, another hour a week (or month, or less) to spend on Scouting!
As I have mentioned earlier, 40+ years of scouting, working to get many boys their religious knots, work weekly with my local church's youth group and am an endorsed Spiritual Care worker for the American Red Cross.
I've told folks before, I never was in scouts so with my son, this is my only chance to be a part of it. I would like to pursue some awards because it helps me stay the course and I like the idea of showing our scouts that their leaders are interested in doing our best as well.
I do agree though, seeking a nomination is awkward. That's why I don't like the idea of nominations because nobody knows those are available. But that's coming from someone who never had the opportunity to be awarded. Oh well...
Yes, the knot is not very widely publicized. Only the BSA is aware of it, these other organizations are not. It is unfortunate for many worthy people in scouting. Being a non-BSA award, there is a major disconnect in the process.
Edited by Stosh, 04 April 2017 - 09:48 AM.