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Religious Knot Ceremony Display

For the upcoming April Core Value of Faith, I found this craft in the April Pack Meeting Resource Guide. This craft is a great aide in presenting boys with their Religious Emblem award. It is relatively simple to create, and as a bonus, you could very easily create different versions to aid in presenting other award knots, such as leader knots.

Materials:

  • Plywood (or other wooden board)
  • Purple craft felt
  • Rope
  • Silver spray paint
  • Adhesive spray
  • Wood glue
  • Hot Glue gun

Instructions:

  • Cut a 6″ x 12″ piece of plywood and 6″ x 12″ piece of purple craft felt. (Knot awards measure 1.75″ x .875″; a 2:1 ratio. Plus the craft felts I had came in 9″ x 12″ pieces)
  • Once cut, sand down the edges and corners of the board for a smoother, polished look

  • Cut a small triangle from the plywood and glue it to the back center of the board to help it stand upright
  • Cut two 20″ pieces of rope (be sure to fuse the ends) and spray paint them silver
  • Cover the board with spray adhesive and attach the craft felt. Be careful with this step, you may only get one chance at it.
  • Tie the two pieces of rope together in a loose square knot
  • Arrange the knot on the board before attaching. Remember when attaching a knot to the uniform, the pieces that exit on top of the loop go to the right.

  • Using the hot glue gun, glue the rope to the felt in all the places that it touches as well as any places that the ropes cross.

Achievements Fulfilled:

  • Wolf Elective #3e
  • Wolf Elective #9b
  • Wolf Elective #17a (1/2)
  • Bear #20b (substitute)
  • Bear #22b (1/5)
  • Webelos Craftsman #2
  • Webelos Craftsman #3
 
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