The Bear Uniform


Click here for a shopping list to bring with you to the Scout Shop.


Required:
  • Shirt (Short and/or Long-Sleeve)
  • Hat
  • Neckerchief
  • Slide
  • Belt

Optional:
  • Official Pants (Navy blue OLOM uniform pants or shorts acceptable)

Each Year:
  • New Hat

The Uniform Code:

Your son should/will be encouraged to wear his uniform appropriately.  The shirt should always be tucked in and orderly. He should understand the importance of representing the entire Boy Scout Organization while in uniform.  


Time to Sew?

The images to the right will help with the placement of emblems and patches.


Patches You'll need to Buy


  • World Crest Emblem (above left pocket)
  • Istrouma Area Council Patch
  • Veteran Unit Bar("65")(optional)
  • Pack Numbers ("1" and "2")
  • Flag comes with the shirt 
  • Den Number (optional - should remain the same but can change from year to year due to enrollment numbers) 
The Pack 12 Parents' Guidebook lists cost estimates, but to get an accurate idea of pricing, or to order items online, visit http://www.scoutstuff.org.  This is the official online scout shop.  They should hav

e the same prices as our local scout shop. 

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.


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, the pack may opt to have the Cub Scouts wear an alternate uniform, such as an activity shirt. These are so
metimes referred to as Class B Uniforms.  

Pack or den 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 as prescribed by the pack. 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.