Wearing the Uniform

In general, every Cub Scout should wear his 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, a pack may opt to have the Cub Scouts wear an alternate uniform, such as an activity shirt. These are sometimes refered to as Class B Uniforms.  

Pack leaders should provide advance notice of any occasion when the boys should wear anything other than the complete uniform.

Here are some tips for wearing the uniform:

Any time you are uncertain about uniform regulations, ask the den leader for guidance.

Class A Guidlines

Class B Guidelines

Lion Cubs

Lions only have one uniform, the blue t-shirt with Lion logo and optional Lion hat.  It can be worn to all den and pack events.

Cub scouts are awarded medals, pins, loops, and patches for various activities.  Most are wearable on the uniform, but there’s a limit to how many can fit.  See the Cub Scout insignia guide for more details.

Extra patches and pins can be worn on a red felt vest (official BSA version or homemade) over the class A uniform.

Buy Cub Scout uniforms in person from the Northern Virginia Scout Shop at 9190 Rockville Pike, Bethesda, MD 20814

You can also get uniforms online at scoutshop.org.

Going in person is easier because the staff will help set you up with a complete and correct uniform.  They will also sew on patches for a discounted price.