The Bear Uniform



Note: 

Wolf and Bear uniforms are the same except for the hat and the Neckerchief.


Required for Boys and Girls:
  • The official blue uniform shirt is available with long or short sleeves and has button-flap pockets.
  • Official blue hat with light blue front and Bear emblem.
  • Light blue triangular neckerchief with Bear logo. Official BSA neckerchiefs are the only neckerchiefs that are part of the uniform. 
  • Official gold-tone metal slide with light blue Bear emblem. Cub Scouts may wear handmade neckerchief slides.
  • Official socks are available in three lengths: ankle, crew, and knee. Bear socks have a yellow band on the top.
The shirt will last through third Grade - so size it appropriately.

Optional:
  • Shorts, long pants, skorts, and roll up pants all are in official blue.
  • Official navy-blue web belt with metal buckle.
Each Year:
  • New Hat
  • New Neckerchief
  • Same Slide for Wolf and Bear Dens.
The Uniform Code:

Your scout should/will be encouraged to wear his uniform appropriately.  The shirt should always be tucked in and orderly. The Scout should understand the importance of representing the entire Scout 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*
  • Pack Numbers** (see below)
  • Flag comes sewn onto shirt already
  • Den Number (Optional)  
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 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:

Before most pack meetings we normally make a trip to the Scout Shop.  You might contact the Advancement Chair 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, Committee Chair, or Advancement Chair for availability.

** The Pack does occasionally special order the Red "Pack Number" Patch (in the left column of this page) so you don't have to sew three number patches separately.  Check with the leaders listed above for availability.


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 referred 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:

  • 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 a 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.