The Bear Uniform

Required:
  • Blue Shirt - Long or Short Sleeve
  • Blue Belt
  • Cub Scout Belt Buckle (Same for Wolf & Bear)
  • Blue Neckerchief
  • Bear Slide
The shirt will last through third Grade - so size it appropriately.

Optional:
  • Pants or Shorts
  • Blue Hat
Each Year:
  • New Slide
  • New Neckerchief
  • New Book
The Uniform Code:

Your Scout should/will be encouraged to wear their uniform appropriately.  The shirt should always be tucked in and orderly. He 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.  For Official BSA placement, please see this document.

Patches You'll need to Buy:
  • Scout Emblem (above left pocket)
  • Council Patch*
  • Pack Numbers** (see Below)
  • Flag comes sewn onto shirt already
  • Den Number 
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:

To get an idea of pricing, or to order items online, visit the Official BSA store online at http://www.scoutstuff.org.  They should have the same prices as our local scout shop.

Before most pack meetings we normally make a trip to the Scout Shop.  You might contact the Cubmaster 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.


* The Pack may have Council Patches and other standard patches in stock. Check with the Cubmaster for availability.

** The Pack gets Unit Number patches made as one single patch, please contact the Cubmaster for availability. 

Wearing the Uniform

In general, every Cub Scout should wear their 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 has the Cub Scouts wear an alternate uniform, also known as a Class B.  This is a standard T Shirt with the Pack logo on it.  These are available for sale, please contact your Den Leader for purchase.  

Pack leaders should 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 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.