The Boy Scouts of America® has always been a uniformed body. Its uniforms help to create a sense of belonging. They symbolize character development, citizenship training, and personal fitness. Wearing a uniform gives youth and adult members a sense of identification and commitment.

Full and complete uniforms should be worn neatly and respectfully. There are 2 types of uniforms worn, Class “A” and Class “B” as follows;

Class “A” Uniform: Rank Specific Hat, Rank Specific Neckerchief with Slide, Shirt with All Required Patches, Belt, Switchback Pants and Socks. Neckerchiefs should be in place correctly and shirts should always be tucked in.

Class “B” Uniform: Rank Specific Hat, Any BSA Approved T-Shirt, and Sweat Shirt with or without BSA Approved Jacket and Switchback pants. Shirts should always be tucked in.

 

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The BSA Uniform tradition is in place for many reasons as follows;

Personal equality. The uniform represents a democratic idea of equality; bringing people of different racial, economic, religious, national, ethnic, political, and geographical backgrounds together in the Scouting tradition.

Identification. The uniform identifies youth and adult members of the Boy Scouts of America, visible as a force for good in the community. When properly and smartly worn, the uniform can build good unit spirit. When worn on the correct occasions, it can attract new members.

Achievement. The uniform shows the wearer’s activity, responsibility, and achievement. What each youth or adult member has accomplished with program opportunities can be recognized by the insignia worn on the uniform.

Personal commitment. The uniform is a constant reminder to all Tiger Cubs, Cub Scouts, Boy Scouts, Varsity Scouts, Venturers, and adults of their commitment to the ideals and purpose of the Boy Scouts of America. The uniform encourages them to take Scouting seriously because of the investment in uniforms by parents of youths and by adults. The uniform is a way of making visible members’ commitment to a belief in God, loyalty to country, and helping others at all times.

TIGER CUBS
Tiger Cub Cap – Available at Scout Shop or at www.Scoutstuff.org
Blue Cub Scout Shirt
Official Cub Scout Neckerchief (Tiger)
Cub Scout neckerchief slide or homemade slide
Blue Cub Scout belt and Cub Scout buckle
Blue Cub Scout pants
Brown or Black Shoes or Boots

WOLF SCOUTS
Wolf Scout Cap
Blue Cub Scout Shirt
Official Wolf Scout Neckerchief (Yellow for Wolves)
Wolf Scout Neckerchief Slide
Blue Cub Scout Belt and Cub Scout Buckle
Blue Cub Scout Pants
Brown or Black Shoes or Boots

BEAR SCOUTS
Bear Scout Cap
Blue Cub Scout Shirt
Official Bear Scout Neckerchief (Light Blue for Bears)
Bear Scout Neckerchief Slide
Blue Cub Scout Belt and Cub Scout Buckle
Blue Cub Scout Pants
Brown or Black Shoes or Boots

WEBELOS SCOUTS (First Year)
WEBELOS First Year
Blue Cub Scout shirt
Webelos cap
Blue Cub Scout belt and Webelos belt buckle
Plaid Webelos neckerchief and Webelos neckerchief slide or homemade slide
Blue Cub Scout pants
Brown or Black Shoes or Boots

ARROW OF LIGHT SCOUTS (Second Year ONLY)
Tan (khaki) Boy Scout shirt with blue shoulder loops
WEBELOS Cap
Blue Cub Scout belt with WEBELOS buckle**
Plaid WEBELOS neckerchief and Webelos neckerchief slide or homemade slide
Olive green Boy Scout pants
Brown or Black Shoes or Boots
**Short sleeve shirts are recommended because the boys can wear them year-round.
**Please note the Cub Scout belt loops that your son will be earning will not fit on the green Boy Scout belt.

If your son is growing out of his blue Cub Scout uniform, you may wish to consider purchasing the tan & olive green uniform for use as an Arrow of Light Scout in his second year. This is also the uniform that he will wear when he transitions into Boy Scouts in February of grade 5.
All Scout uniforms should have the appropriate current rank achievements, activity segments and other specific designations. See your Cub Scout’s handbook for correct placement. No patches should be sewn or placed on the back of uniform shirts. Instead, temporary patch holders may be worn on the right pocket flap or a special patch vest or jacket may be worn.

SCOUTS SUPPLIES – WHERE TO BUY THEM
Cub and Boy Scout uniforms, adult leader uniforms, uniform segments and a variety of Scouting materials may be purchased at any of the following locations:

Northern New Jersey Council
Oakland Service Center
25 Ramapo Valley Rd (Route 202)
Oakland, NJ 07436
201-651-9743
www.nnjbsa.org

Patriot’s Path Council
1 Saddle Road
Cedar Knolls, New Jersey 07927
www.ppbsa.org

BSA Official Online Retail Store
www.scoutstuff.