Cub Scout uniforms serve a dual purpose, demonstrating that a Scout is part of a team and showing individual achievement (Scouts wear the badges they’ve earned). Wearing the uniform to meetings and activities also encourages a neat appearance, and good behavior.
Scouts actually have two uniforms: the "Class A" (or "field uniform") which is used for more official occasions like pack meetings, and a "Class B" (or "activity uniform") which is a pack t-shirt worn during activities and outings where you don't want the Class A uniform to get ruined.
You can learn about all of the components of the uniform for various ranks, but you don't need to buy everything. Our pack will provide some uniform components (like hat and neckerchief), and doesn't require other parts (like official scout pants and socks). The pack will also provide the Class B t-shirt.
4th and 5th Grade
Webelos can continue to wear the regular blue uniform shirt, but they may also transition to the khaki uniform shirt and belt when they are ready. This is the same shirt they will wear when they graduate to Scouts BSA.
The pack will provide hat and neckerchief. Scouts can wear regular pants and socks.
Insignia and Patches
Uniforms purchased from the Scout Shop will already have the American Flag, World Crest patch, and Pacific Skyline Council patch sewn on. The red 263 unit numbers are placed on the left sleeve underneath the council patch as seen here. As scouts advance in rank (typically once a year), their new rank badge is placed on the left pocket.
Patches will either need to be sewn on or attached with an adhesive like badge magic. Don't be afraid to have your older scout learn and be expected to sew their own patches as they are able. This will be good practice for all of the merit badges they will earn in Scouts BSA!
See the Cub Scout Insignia Guide for full details on patch placement.