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Uniform Requirements

“Class A” Uniforms

Class A uniforms are the official Boy Scout uniforms, which can be purchased from the Scout Store or ScoutStuff.com.

Tiger, Wolf, and Bear Scouts

The Cub Scout uniform consists of the following parts:

  • Shirt (required)—The official uniform shirt is available with long or short sleeves and has button-flap pockets and “Boy Scouts of America” lettered in gold above the right pocket.
  • Trousers or shorts (optional)—Official blue.
  • Belt (required)—Official navy-blue web belt with metal buckle and Tiger, Cub Scout, or Webelos Scout emblem.
  • Socks (optional)—Official socks are available in three lengths: ankle, crew, and knee. Tiger Scout socks are navy blue with orange tops; Cub Scout socks are navy blue with gold (yellow) tops.
  • Cap (required)—Official navy-blue cap with orange front panel and tiger emblem for Tiger Scouts, yellow panel and wolf emblem for Wolf Scouts, blue panel and bear emblem for Bear Scouts. Webelos Scouts wear an olive cap with a plaid panel bearing the Webelos logo.
  • Neckerchief (required)—Triangular neckerchief is orange with navy-blue trim for Tiger Scouts, gold with navy-blue trim for Wolf Scouts, light blue with navy-blue trim for Bear Scouts, and plaid for Webelos Scouts. Official BSA neckerchiefs are the only neckerchiefs boys should wear. Packs should not make their own pack neckerchiefs for boys.
  • Neckerchief slide (required)—Official gold-tone metal slide with each rank’s logo. Boys may wear handmade neckerchief slides that were crafted as part of a scouting activity.

Webelos Scouts

Webelos Scouts may choose to wear either the blue Webelos uniform based on the Cub Scout uniform or the tan/olive uniform similar to the one Boy Scouts wear.

As a pack we strive to have all of our Webelos in the tan uniforms by the Blue and Gold Banquet (4th Monday of February), but it is not a requirement.

For the tan/olive uniform, boys wear the official Boy Scout olive trousers or shorts and official Boy Scout tan long- or short-sleeved shirt with blue shoulder loops. Official blue socks (with gold tops) are worn with the blue uniform, and official olive socks (with red tops) are worn with the tan/olive uniform.

With either uniform, all Webelos Scouts wear the Webelos neckerchief (plaid with the Webelos emblem), Webelos neckerchief slide (handmade slides are also acceptable), Webelos cap, and Webelos belt buckle.

Note that the Webelos belt buckle will fit either the blue or the olive belt, but the adventure loop recognitions fit only on the blue web belt.

Badges and Insignia

When a boy first joins Cub Scouting, his uniform will display only those badges that identify his status: the World Crest, which shows him to be a member of the worldwide Scouting movement; the national flag; his council strip; his pack number; and his den number. As he progresses, the Cub Scout will earn badges, pins, medals, and other insignia that tell of his accomplishments in Scouting. These items should be added to the uniform only after they have been earned.

For guidance on the proper placement of all badges and insignia…

  • See the BSA’s Uniform and Insignia Guide (No. 33066, available at your local council service center)
  • Go to the BSA’s Uniform Website
  • Look through the rank handbook for any of the the Cub Scout/Webelos ranks.

“Class B” Uniforms

Class B uniforms are the t-shirts that are supplied by the pack for the boys.  Each boy will get one shirt.  You can order more shirts for your scout, siblings, or adults at a cost of $10 each.

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