Uniforms

The Cub Scout Uniform: Tiger Cub, Wolf, and Bear Cub Scouts
 
Pack 471 Mandatory Uniform Requirements:
 
  • 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.

  • Triangular neckerchief is orange with navy-blue trim for Tiger Cubs, gold with navy-blue trim for Wolf Cub Scouts, light blue with navy-blue trim for Bear Cub Scouts, and plaid for Webelos Scouts. Official BSA neckerchiefs are the only neckerchiefs cub scouts should wear. Packs should not make their own pack neckerchiefs for the cub scouts.

  • Neckerchief slide—Official gold-tone metal slide with the Tiger Cub, Cub Scout, or Webelos logo. Cub Scouts may wear handmade neckerchief slides.

  • Official navy-blue web belt with metal buckle and Tiger Cub, Cub Scout, or Webelos Scout emblem.
     

Optional Pack 471 Uniform Items:
 
  • Trousers or shorts—Official blue.

  • Official socks are available in three lengths: ankle, crew, and knee. Tiger Cub socks are navy blue with orange tops; Cub Scout socks are navy blue with gold (yellow) tops.

  • Official navy-blue cap with orange front panel and tiger cub emblem for Tiger Cubs, yellow panel and wolf emblem for Wolf Cub Scouts, blue panel and bear emblem for Bear Cub Scouts. Webelos Scouts wear an olive cap with a plaid panel bearing the Webelos logo


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 their Cub Scouts to wear an alternate uniform, such as an activity shirt. Pack leaders should provide advance notice of any occasion when the cub scouts should wear anything other than the complete uniform.
 

Here are some tips for wearing the uniform:
 

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • DO NOT mix uniform parts with non-uniform clothing, such as wearing a uniform cap with other clothing or wearing the uniform shirt with blue jeans. The uniform should be treated as a unit—worn in its entirety, or not at all.
     

Any time you are uncertain about uniform regulations, ask the den leader for guidance
 

The Webelos Scout Uniform
 

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 Scouts, BSA wear.
 

For the tan/olive uniform, Pack 471 requires cub scouts to wear the official Scouts, BSA olive trousers or shorts and official Scouts, BSA tan long- or short-sleeved shirt with blue shoulder loops. It is optional to wear the 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.
 

Pack 471 requires all Webelos Scouts to wear the Webelos neckerchief (plaid with the Webelos emblem), Webelos neckerchief slide (handmade slides are also acceptable), Webelos belt buckle and it is optional to wear a Webelos cap

Note that the Webelos belt buckle will fit either the blue or the olive belt, but the belt loop recognitions for the Cub Scout Academics and Sports program fit only on the blue web belt.
 

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. Pack leaders should provide advance notice of any occasion when the cub scouts should wear anything other than the complete uniform.
 

Here are some tips for wearing the uniform:
 

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • DO NOT mix uniform parts with non-uniform clothing, such as wearing a uniform cap with other clothing or wearing the uniform shirt with blue jeans. The uniform should be treated as a unit—worn in its entirety, or not at all.
     

Any time you are uncertain about uniform regulations, ask the den leader for guidance

 

 

The Cub Scout Uniform
 

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

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

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

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

  • 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 the correct and complete uniform on all suitable occasions.