While “uniform inspections” are not conducted at the Cub Scout level, we do encourage Scouts to get in the habit of wearing their uniform for Pack and Den meetings, activities and events.
Cub Scout Uniform
Uniforms are available online at Scoutshop.org or at the Valley Forge Scout Shop (1485 Valley Forge Rd., Wayne PA 19087 – 610-989-9626). This is what we typically refer to as the Class A uniform.
See here for complete details regarding the Cub Scout uniform.
- Lion (K) Scouts wear the Lion t-shirt, belt and hat (optional).
- Tiger through Bear Scouts (1st-3rd grade) wear the blue Cub Scout uniform.
- Webelos Scouts (4th-5th grade) can wear either the blue Cub Scout uniform or the tan/green Scouts BSA uniform.
Tip: Buy as large of a uniform as will reasonably fit your child. Scouts can often get through most of Cub Scouts with a single blue uniform, and then transition into the tan/green uniform that will carry them over into the their first year(s) in Scouts BSA. An oversized uniform might look a little silly at first, but it’s far better than buying a new uniform – and sewing on all those patches – every year or two.
In addition to a Council patch (which already comes sewn onto most shirts if you purchase through the local Scout Shop) also purchase red unit numbers (“405”) for the sleeve.
Class B Uniform
Within the first month or two of the program year, Scouts are provided with a Pack 405 t-shirt. This t-shirt is what we often refer to as the Class B uniform. We will often instruct Scouts to wear their Class B uniforms for outdoor activities, particularly those in hot weather or where things might get messy. Many Scouts will want to wear their t-shirt to school, which is certainly encouraged. Over the years, Scouts will “collect” several different t-shirts — they’re all acceptable to wear as a Class B uniform.
We encourage Scouts to make use of the Cub Scout Handbook, it’s an excellent resource and a good way to keep track of advancement. Older dens tend to make more use of them than do the younger ones. Please consult with your Scout’s Den Leader for direction.