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Uniforms are an important part of scouting and wearing one has many benefits. It shows our pride in scouting, character development, citizenship training, and physical and mental fitness to the community, our family and our friends. Wearing uniforms has been a method 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. Boys from various cultures and different economic levels wear the same uniform and cooperate as equals.

  • Identification – The uniform identifies a boy 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 his 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 his uniform, what we refer to as a Class A or Field uniform on all suitable occasions. 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, we typically ask the Cub Scouts to wear an alternate uniform, what we refer to as a Class B uniform. Your den leader will provide advance notice of any occasion when the boys should wear anything other than the complete Field uniform.

When your son first joins Cub Scouting, his uniform should only display those badges that identify his status: the World Crest, which shows him to be a member of the worldwide Scouting movement; the national flag; the Blue Ridge Mountains Council strip, and our pack numbers. As he progresses, your son will earn badges, pins, medals, and other insignia that tell of his accomplishments in Cub Scouting. Please 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 not wear non-BSA badges, awards, or insignia on the Cub Scout uniform or make any alterations to the uniform or insignia. For more information on uniform awards and insignias, please see the following BSA regulatory guides: Guide To Awards And Insignia and/or Cub Scout Insignia. Any time you are uncertain about uniform regulations, ask the den leader or cubmaster for guidance.

A proud scout is a well-dressed scout. Our colors are blue and gold. The blue stands for truth and spirituality, steadfast loyalty, and the sky above. The gold stands for warm sunlight, good cheer, and happiness. Class A uniforms are required for all our scouts. Due to cost and rapid growth some boys experience, official trousers and shorts are not required but are optional. We recommend the shirt size you choose allows room for growth. The scout shirt is required for at least three years. These uniforms are to be worn in their entirety to all scouting functions unless otherwise noted. Uniforms can be purchased from the Scout Shop. You will also need to purchase certain insignia to complete the uniforms. Please note that there is a correct place on the uniform for each insignia. The official Pack uniform for the AOL/Webelos Scout and Cub Scout (Bear, Wolf, and Tiger) includes:

  • Shirt:
    • AOL/Webelos – tan shirt in long or short sleeve (recommended) with button flap pockets.
    • Cub Scout – Blue Cub Scout shirt in long or short sleeve (recommended) with button flap pockets.
  • Neckerchief:
    • AOL/Webelos – triangular in blue, green, gold, and red plaid, with Webelos emblem.
    • Bear – triangular in light blue with navy trim.
    • Wolf – triangular in red with navy trim or in yellow with navy trim.
    • Tiger – triangular in orange with navy trim.
  • Neckerchief Slide:
    • AOL/Webelos – gold colored metal with Webelos emblem.
    • Bear – gold colored metal with Bear emblem.
    • Wolf – gold colored metal with Wolf emblem.
    • Tiger – gold colored metal with Tiger emblem.
  • Cap:
    • AOL/Webelos – olive low profile twill cap with a plain panel and Webelos emblem.
    • Bear – navy low profile twill cap with a light blue front panel and a Bear emblem.
    • Wolf – navy low profile twill cap with a red front panel or yellow front panel and a Wolf emblem.
    • Tiger – navy low profile twill cap with an orange front panel and a Tiger emblem.
  • Belt:
    • AOL/Webelos – navy blue web belt with metal Webelos buckle.
    • Bear – navy blue web belt with metal Cub Scout buckle.
    • Wolf – navy blue web belt with metal Cub Scout buckle.
    • Tiger – navy blue web belt with metal Cub Scout buckle.
  • Other Items:
    • Council Emblem – worn by all, directly below the shoulder seam of the left sleeve (Scout Store Item - SKU: 16599).
    • US Flag Emblem – worn by all, directly below the shoulder seam of the right sleeve. On most shirts, insignia already sewn on.
    • 141 Pack Numerals – white numeral on red background, worn directly below council patch (Scout Store Item - SKU: 10401 and SKU 10404).
    • Cub Scout Shoulder Loops – blue loops for AOL/Webelos tan uniform shirt (Scout Store Item - SKU: 677).

World Crest Scout Emblem (optional) – white centered motif encircled by a rope tied with a reef or square knot on a royal purple background, worn centered horizontally over the left pocket and vertically between the left shoulder seam and the top of the pocket (Scout Store Item - SKU: 143).

World Crest Ring Emblem (optional) – Boy Scouts of America 2010 Anniversary emblem that surrounds the World Crest Scout Emblem (Scout Store Item - SKU: 619748).


The official Pack uniform for the Lion Scout includes:

  • Shirt:
    • simple blue t-shirt with Lion logo.
  • Cap:
    • navy low profile twill cap with a Lion emblem.
  • Belt:
    • navy blue web belt with metal Cub Scout buckle.