Uniform Information

The uniform is an important part of the Scouting program, especially for the youngest boys just starting their Boy Scout trail. It 
identifies the boys and adults with Cub Scouts and gives them a sense of belonging to the den, the pack, and the Boy Scouts of America. Scouts really enjoy wearing their uniform. They should wear it to all den meetings, pack meetings, and special pack activities.

Standard:
  • Blue Official Uniform Shirt 
    • Webelos may optionally wear the khaki Boy Scout Shirt, as it will transition with them to Boy Scouts 
  • The following patches: 
    • Red Pack Numerals 1, 3, 4 
    • Optionally a single 134 patch can be purchased from the pack 
    • World Crest 
    • Hawkeye Area Council Shoulder Patch 
    • Hawkeye Area Council Circle Patch 
    • Den Patch (See your Den Leader for your Den’s number) 
    • 50 Year Veteran Unit Insignia Bar 
  • Blue Epaulet Loops (If Webelos choose to wear the khaki shirt) 
  • Neckerchief (Provided by the Pack) 
  • Neckerchief Slide - Specific for your current program, (Tiger, Wolf, Bear, or Webelos) otherwise they can be custom 
  • Belt – Blue for Blue Uniforms, Green If Webelos choose to wear the khaki shirt (Awards are almost all in the form of belt loops, except for Webelos)
  • Program Book (Provided by the Pack, Tiger, Wolf, Bear, or Webelos) 
Optional:
  • Hat - Specific for your current program: Tiger, Wolf, Bear, or Webelos 
  • Official Switchback Pants (Blue jeans are acceptable)
  • Official Shorts 
  • Socks  - Blue and orange for Tigers, otherwise blue and yellow or Boy Scout socks when wearing the khaki Webelos shirt 
  • Book Cover - Protects your program book which will be used heavily throughout the year

Patch Placement: 
See the links to the Tiger Cub, Wolf Cub Scout, and Bear Cub Scout Uniform Inspection Sheet or Webelos Uniform Inspection Sheet below for proper patch placement:


Additional to the uniform inspection sheets, the Hawkeye Area Council Circle Patch shall be placed centered on the right pocket. You will want to place this patch low enough on the pocket allow space for segment patches to encircle this temporary patch. Segments are awarded for all types of activities and an active scout will encircle this patch in no time at all.

Tips:
  • Wash and dry the shirt before attaching any of the patches. The shirts will not shrink much but this will ensure that the patches remain flat after subsequent washes. 
  • Try IRON-ON "Badge Magic" available at the Scout Shop. These are sheets of heat sensitive adhesive. Iron on patches, then put the shirt in the dryer for 15 minutes. This works great larger patches, but very small patches are best sewn on. 
  • BUY BIG - The official blue Cub Scout shirt is tough, and will easily his entire Cub Scout career. Buy oversized so he can grow into it.
  • Purchase the short sleeve shirt. Your son can wear a long sleeve t-shirt underneath his uniform shirt once the temperatures drop. 
  • Sew the Pack numerals together first before sewing them onto the shirt. 
Where to Purchase:
The Hawkeye Area Council Service Center and Scout Shop 
660 32nd Avenue SW
Cedar Rapids, IA 52404
Office: (319) 862-0541
Scout Shop: (319) 261-3750 
2018 Current Costs: 

 Short Sleeve Shirt  24.99  Belt  9.99  Required Patches  14.00 
Long Sleeve Shirt  29.99  Slide  5.99 Epaulet Loops 3.99 
Switchback Pants   24.99  Hat 14.99 Book Cover  6.99 
 Shorts 12.99 Socks 5.99 Standard Uniform Total  ~$55 

The uniform costs should not be a deterrent to joining scouting.  If the uniform cost is a significant burden, contact your Den Leader, Cubmaster, or Committee Chairperson and support will be arranged.