Sunday, November 30, 2008

Iraq Scouting Service Square Knot

Criteria for Award of “Iraq Scouting Service Square Knot” – ISSSK

A. Eligible for Scouters or Non-Scouters; Girl Scouts, Girl Guides and Boy Scouts both in Iraq and in the World Scouting Organization.

B. The knot shall be a black and red square knot on white material, with green border; in order to symbolize the national colors of Iraq. The Knot shall be worn in accordance with a person’s organization and country recognized rules. If awarded to a business, the knot may be displayed but is not eligible for wearing by any individuals in the business.

C. Awarded only once; for support of the Scouting Movement in Iraq after 1 January 2004

i) Service Support

a. Direct service by a minimum of 30-hours of service in Iraq to support Iraq Scouting (maximum 8-hours per day)
b. Indirect Service by a minimum of 60-hours of service outside of Iraq to support Iraq Scouting

ii) Financial Support

a. Direct Financial Donation – awarded to any person or business who directly contributes $500 or more into the World Scouting Fund or a recognized Iraqi scouting fund for future use of the Iraq Scouts and Guides.
b. Indirect Financial Donation – awarded to any person or business who raises smaller donations from others, totaling $1,000 or more or who provides “needed: scouting materials, services and/or equipment.

iii) Special Act or Support from a leader or person who makes a regional or national contribution to bring credit or focus or attention to the building of the Scout Movement for Boys and Girls in Iraq.

D. Verification for awarding this recognition knot can be given by the signatures of two recognized Council or Scouting leaders in Iraq for awards under category C.i and ii and with four signatures under category C.iii. Records and the number of these awards that have been given will be kept by the Scout organization in Iraq.

E. The Awardee shall be presented a certificate suitable for framing and the ISSSK.

F. Additional/Replacement ISSK’s may be purchased only by past recipient’s and will cost $3.00 each.


HawkUH60 said...

Who is the POC to submit an award recomendation to?
J Green

gr8buffalo said...

I believe I meet the qualifications for the ISSK. What do I do to receive it?

Qualifications include:
i) Service Support:
Have contributed in excess of 1,500 hours (500 hours per year for three years) including:
* Developed and maintain 500-person+ donor list.
* Developed several PowerPoint presentations portions of which are used on VBC website.
* Collected and maintain extensive news article, photo and video archive.
* Coordinate major-donor recognition program with BSA International Division.
* Maintain inventory of GZC & VBC CSPs and T-shirts to gift in exchange for donations.
* Developed and maintain ‘road show kit’ of CSP displays, photo albums, articles, memorabilia, video presentation, etc. for presentations and booth displays.
* Maintain ongoing relations with current GZC & VBC leaders.
* Maintain 150-person+ media contact list.
* Maintain consolidated YouTube site of all Iraqi Scouting-related videos.
* See “Special Act or Support” below for additional items.

ii) Financial Support:
* Direct Financial Donation – Personally collected and donated in excess of $20,000 to BSA World Friendship Fund for Iraqi Scouting.
* Indirect Financial Donation – Initiated and coordinated 2008 popcorn event that resulted in Trail’s End donating $25,000 in popcorn products and DHL $5,000+ in transportation services.

iii) Special Act or Support:
* Conducted 50+ presentations at:
- Veteran, fraternal and service clubs.
- Camporees, Pack/Troop/Crew meetings, Wood Badge training, International Scout Committees, Council Board meetings, Pow Wow, University of Scouting, Area training events, etc.
* Had Iraqi Scouting display booth at 20+ Scout-O-Ramas and community events (July 4th, Memorial Day, wine festivals, etc.).


Keith Blackey
Founder/Coordinator Iraqi Scouting Support
International Committee
Pacific Skyline Council
Boy Scouts of America
Mobile: 650-740-0703