Uniform Policy

What is the uniform and why is it important? 

Wearing uniforms has been a practice of the Scouting movement from the beginning. Decades of experience show uniforming to have many benefits, including these:

 

  • Equality. The uniform represents a democratic ideal of equality. Children from various cultures and different economic levels wear the same uniform and cooperate as equals.

  • Identification. The uniform identifies a child as a member of the Cub Scouts. Badges on the uniform tell other members that he belongs to their den, pack, and council. The uniform itself identifies a good citizen to the entire community.

  • Achievement. The uniform displays badges and other awards so the accomplishments of each Cub Scout can be immediately recognized.

  • Commitment. Wearing a uniform is a constant reminder to each Cub Scout of their commitment to the ideals and purposes of Cub Scouting: duty to God, loyalty to country, and helpfulness to others.

For these reasons, among others, all parents should emphasize to their Scouts the importance of wearing the correct and complete uniform on all suitable occasions.*

Pack 375 understands that BSA uniforms are not inexpensive and as a result has tried to adopt a uniform policy that reduces the amount of Official BSA apparel and allows Scouts to spend some time in Scouting before making a big investment.  

We do not want finances to be the reason for a Scout to not have a uniform.  If the cost is an issue, we do have resources available to help.  Please contact any Pack 375 leader for more information.  

When To Wear Your Uniform

 

Examples:

  • Formal Pack & Den Activities: Pinewood Derby, Blue & Gold Banquet, Activities where we are a guest (volunteering at a church, visiting a fire department, town hall meeting, etc.), Den Meetings with Guest Speaker, Public Events, Parades

  • Informal Pack & Den Activities: Hikes, Camp Outs, Family Picnic, Physical Fitness Activities, Park Clean-Ups, Fishing, Boating, Family Fun Nights

Lion Scouts (Kindergarten)

Class A Uniform

  • Top: Pack 375 T-Shirt, Lion Scout T-Shirt or other BSA T-Shirt

  • Top (optional):  Cub Scout Official Uniform Shirt

  • Neckerchief: Cub Scout Lion Neckerchief

  • Neckerchief Slide: Any neckerchief slide is acceptable

  • Bottom: Blue (navy preferred) pants, shorts or skort with belt loops

  • Belt: Navy Blue, 1 inch wide (to fit belt loop awards)

  • Hat (optional): Official BSA cap

Class B Uniform

  • Top: Pack 375 T-Shirt, Lion Scout T-Shirt or other BSA T-Shirt

  • Bottom: pants, shorts or skort appropriate for the activity

  • Hat (optional): Official BSA cap

  • Neckerchief & Slide (optional): Same as Class A

Tiger Scouts (1st Grade)

Class A Uniform

  • Top: Pack 375 T-Shirt, Tiger Scout T-Shirt or other BSA T-Shirt

  • Top (optional):  Cub Scout Official Uniform Shirt

  • Neckerchief: Cub Scout Tiger Neckerchief

  • Neckerchief Slide: Any neckerchief slide is acceptable

  • Bottom: Blue (navy preferred) pants, shorts or skort with belt loops

  • Belt: Navy Blue, 1 inch wide (to fit belt loop awards)

  • Hat (optional): Official BSA cap

Class B Uniform

  • Top: Pack 375 T-Shirt, Tiger Scout T-Shirt or other BSA T-Shirt

  • Bottom: pants, shorts or skirt appropriate for the activity

  • Hat (optional): Official BSA cap

  • Neckerchief & Slide (optional): Same as Class A

Wolf Scouts (2nd Grade)

Class A Uniform​

  • Top:  Cub Scout Official Uniform Shirt

  • Neckerchief: Cub Scout Wolf Neckerchief

  • Neckerchief Slide: Any neckerchief slide is acceptable

  • Bottom: Blue (navy preferred) pants, shorts or skort with belt loops

  • Belt: Navy Blue, 1 inch wide (to fit belt loop awards)

  • Hat (optional): Official BSA cap

Class B Uniform

  • Top: Pack 375 T-Shirt, Wolf Scout T-Shirt or other BSA T-Shirt

  • Bottom: pants, shorts or skirt appropriate for the activity

  • Hat (optional): Official BSA cap

  • Neckerchief & Slide (optional): Same as Class A

Bear Scouts (3rd Grade)

Class A Uniform​

  • Top:  Cub Scout Official Uniform Shirt

  • Neckerchief: Cub Scout Bear Neckerchief

  • Neckerchief Slide: Any neckerchief slide is acceptable

  • Bottom: Blue (navy preferred) pants, shorts or skort with belt loops

  • Belt: Navy Blue, 1 inch wide (to fit belt loop awards)

  • Hat (optional): Official BSA cap

Class B Uniform

  • Top: Pack 375 T-Shirt, Bear Scout T-Shirt or other BSA T-Shirt

  • Bottom: pants, shorts or skirt appropriate for the activity

  • Hat (optional): Official BSA cap

  • Neckerchief & Slide (optional): Same as Class A

Webelos Scouts (4th & 5th Grades)

Class A Uniform - Option 1​

  • Top:  Cub Scout Official Uniform Shirt

  • Neckerchief: Cub Scout Webelos Neckerchief

  • Neckerchief Slide: Any neckerchief slide is acceptable

  • Bottom: Blue (navy preferred) pants, shorts or skort with belt loops

  • Belt: Navy Blue, 1 inch wide (to fit belt loop awards)

  • Hat (optional): Official BSA cap

Class A Uniform - Option 2​

  • Top:  Boy Scout Official Uniform Shirt with Navy Blue shoulder loops

  • Neckerchief: Cub Scout Webelos Neckerchief

  • Neckerchief Slide: Any neckerchief slide is acceptable

  • Bottom: Olive green, tan or khaki pants, shorts or skort with belt loops

  • Belt: Boy Scout Official Belt

  • Hat (optional): Official BSA cap

Class B Uniform

  • Top: Pack 375 T-Shirt, Webelos Scout T-Shirt or other BSA T-Shirt

  • Bottom: pants, shorts or skirt appropriate for the activity

  • Hat (optional): Official BSA cap

  • Neckerchief & Slide (optional): Same as Class A

Patches

The following patches should be worn with all Class A uniform shirts:

Optional, but helpful:

Patch Placement

  • Uniform Insignia

  • Note that only ONE patch should be worn in the temporary patch location (right pocket)

* Credit: Twin Rivers Council, BSA, http://www.trcscouting.org/IAmNew/theuniform