The Webelos and Arrow of Light Uniform


Required:
  • Shirt (Long or Short Sleeve)
  • Hat
  • Neckerchief
  • Slide
The uniform will be used beyond Fifth Grade - so size it appropriately.

Optional:
  • Pants or Shorts
  • Belt
The Uniform Code:

Your child should/will be encouraged to wear the uniform appropriately.  The shirt should always be tucked in and orderly. They should understand the importance of representing the entire Scouting Organization while in uniform.   

Time to Sew?

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


Patches You'll need to Buy:
  • Scout Emblem (above left pocket)
  • Council Patch (Left Shoulder)
  • Pack Numbers (Below Council Patch)
  • Flag comes with the shirt
  • Additionally, you will need to purchase BLUE Shoulder Loops.  Once your child joins a Troop, they will supply the new Shoulder Loops.
To get an idea of pricing, or to order items online, visit http://www.scoutstuff.org.  This is the official online scout shop.  They should have the same prices as our local scout shop. 

Patches You don't need to Buy:

Any 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.  Pack 3048 uses the "Webelos Colors" and will supply those to all Webelos and Arrow Scouts.

Where to Purchase Items:

You can purchase Items online at Online Scout Shop.  You can also visit our local scout shop at 1601 South Main Street, Akron, OH 44301.  Here is information about our local scout shop



Wearing the Uniform

In general, every Cub Scout should wear their uniform to all 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 choose to have the Scouts wear an alternate uniform, such as a Class B Uniform.  

Pack leaders will provide advance notice of any occasion when the Scouts 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 tuck in your uniform shirt when wearing it - this is done EVERY TIME you ware your Class A 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.