The Bear Uniform
- Shirt (Long or Short Sleeve)
The shirt should last through third Grade – so size it appropriately.
The Belt is used to hold the Adventure Belt Loops as they are earned.
- Pants or Shorts
- New Hat
- New Neckerchief
- Same Slide for Bear and Wolf Dens
The Uniform Code:
Your son should/will be encouraged to wear his uniform appropriately. He should understand the importance of representing the entire Boy Scout Organization while in uniform.
Time to Sew?
The image to the right will help with the placement of emblems and patches. You can either sew them on, or use a product called “Patch Magic”, which is a special type of double-sided tape.
Patches You’ll need to Buy:
- Scout Emblem (above left pocket)
- Council Patch*
- Pack Numbers
- Flag will come with shirt
- Den Number (Optional)
Patches You don’t need to Buy:
Any Rank Advancement Badge or Patch that your boy earns will be awarded (at no cost) during the Monthly Pack Meetings. You will need to sew them on, but they are provided.
Where to Purchase Items:
Before most pack meetings we normally make a trip to the Scout Shop. You might contact the Advancement Chair if you need a patch or two – we might be able to save you a trip and pick them up for you at our cost. You are also welcome to order any needed items online or however you like.
* The Pack may have Council Patches and other standard patches in stock. Check with the Cubmaster, Committee Chair, or Advancement Chair for availability.
Wearing the Uniform
In general, every Cub Scout should wear his uniform to all Cub Scouting activities, including den and pack meetings, unit outings, and any activities done with members of the den or pack.
When playing sports, going to camp, or participating in other physical activities, a pack may opt to have the Cub Scouts wear an alternate uniform, such as an activity shirt. These are sometimes refered to as Class B Uniforms.
Pack leaders should provide advance notice of any occasion when the boys should wear anything other than the complete uniform.
Here are some tips for wearing the uniform:
- DO keep the uniform clean and in good repair. The official uniform is a sturdy, machine-washable garment that will last for years with proper care.
- DO be sure to wear the complete uniform. A Cub Scout wearing a uniform with parts missing is not in uniform.
- DO NOT wear non-BSA badges, awards, or insignia on the Cub Scout uniform or make any alterations to the uniform or insignia.
Any time you are uncertain about uniform regulations, ask the den leader for guidance.