Wearing the Uniform

In general, every Cub Scout should wear his or her 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, the gray pack t-shirt. This can be referred to as Class B uniform.

A great resource for all things uniform is Scoutstuff.org, the official online shop of the BSA.

The pack will give you: Red pack numerals, rank neckerchief, rank handbook.

Den assignments can fluctuate in the first few months due to recruiting, so we recommend you wait to purchase the den number patch.

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 NOT wear non-BSA badges, awards, or insignia on the Cub Scout uniform or make any alterations to the uniform or insignia.

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

Watch this video on Uniforms and other FAQs about cub scouting