The Scouting Uniform

The Pack’s goal is to have each boy and adult leader in complete uniform as described by the Boy Scouts of America.  The uniform for both Cub and adult leader is an important and meaningful part of the Cub Scout program.  Your adult leaders will provide the example of wearing their uniform to all Scout functions and especially to Pack meetings. 

 A uniform inspection will be conducted at least once each quarter of the Pack year by the Cubmaster/Assistant Cubmaster to identify uniform deficiencies and to assist in correcting any found.  It is the responsibility of the Den leader to assure uniforms are being worn by all scouts and are worn appropriately.

 Those scouts that wear their uniform with pride and respect will have the opportunity to join the Color Guard and will have the privilege and honor of representing the Pack in all Flag ceremonies we are a part of.  Selection for the Color Guard is by nomination of the Den Leaders.  Once a Den Leader nominates a scout for the Color Guard, the Cubmaster and/or Assistant Cubmaster will meet with them to discuss their nomination and assess their desire to join the ranks.  Once offered a position on the Color Guard and accepted by the scout, the uniform requirements will include additional pieces.  Additionally, the scout will have the responsibility of always wearing their uniform with pride, honor and respect.  These scouts typically find themselves in the Denner role as well.

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.
  • 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.

Class A Rank Uniforms:

Each rank in Cub Scouting has a specific uniform that is worn to identify their rank and achievements.  The specifics of the Class A uniform you will need can be found under “What to Buy” on the following pages.  The Class A uniform is the official “field” uniform of scouting and is worn to most meetings and formal events.  Pack 42 is considered a “Belt Up” unit, but encourages our scout’s to take pride in the uniform and also wear the uniform pants/shorts when possible.  Here are the key components of the Class A, the shirt will last through third Grade - so size it appropriately.

  • Shirt (Long or Short Sleeve)
  • Hat
  • Neckerchief
  • Slide
  • Belt
For more information on the uniform for specific ranks, please follow the links below:

Class B Rank Uniforms:

The Class B uniform is the casual uniform of the pack.  Unlike the Class A uniform, this uniform is not rank specific and is much more casual.  The Class B uniform is made up of an “official” Pack 42 t-shirt, blue, dark green or beige shorts/pants, and either the rank ball cap.  This uniform is typically worn for outings/activities and events that require physical excursion or may include getting dirty.

Pack 42 produces Class B uniform items throughout the year and may have some backstock of items, check with the Membership Coordinator for details on what may be in stock.  Otherwise, we typically place an ordee through our distributor once each Scout year and open up orderind of items to the membership at that time.

Curretn Class B options are:

  • Short Sleeve T-Shirts
  • Long Sleeve T-Shirts
  • Wicking T-Shirts
  • Hooded Sweatshirts 

For more information on the Class B uniform options, look HERE!

Patch Vests:

Wondering what to do with all of your activity and service Patches?  One way to display them is with a Youth Patch Vest.  The vest can be purchased at the Scout Store or online at for $14.99