Why Do We Wear Uniforms?
The Boy Scouts of America has always been a uniformed body. There are many reasons for this. One reason stands out above all the rest. We wear the uniform because it is a means of identifying ourselves openly with the principles to which we are committed --- Character Development, Citizenship Training, and Physical And Mental Fitness.
The fact that youth and adult members of Scouting wear a uniform doesn't mean that we're all alike. We come from different ethnic and racial backgrounds. We have our own religious beliefs and political views. We are each individuals with our own family traditions and loyalties. So the uniform is not intended to hide our individuality. But it is a way we give each other strength and support. It is a bond that ties us together in spite of our differences. It is a way of making visible our commitment to a belief in our Duty to God, Loyalty to Country, and to Helping Other People.
The Scouting movement is built on positive values. As we wear the uniform, we are openly identifying ourselves with those values where everyone can see us. We stand together, not alone, in encouraging others to live by those same principles. Boys and adults alike should take pride in belonging to such a movement and wear the uniform as it is intended. The wearing of the uniform is indicative of one’s commitment to the ideals of Scouting and is demonstrative of one's level of Scout spirit. 

Leaders are expected to set an example for the youth with respect to proper uniforming. Pack 99 also expects parents to support uniforming in Scouting with the same emphasis as they do in school sports, band and other formal activities.


Full Uniform Components


Neckerchief and Slide


Switchback Pants 
(Legs zip off to turn into shorts)
 Shirt Patches

 Gamhaven Shoulder Patch

 World Crest


Pack Number



Den Number

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