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Cub Scout Uniform

The Cub Scout uniform is blue. The uniform policy varies according to the pack’s uniform policy, but most packs have the minimum uniform consisting of the blue Cub Scout shirt. Many packs have the Cub Scouts start wearing the tan uniform shirt when they join the Webelos den.  The neckerchief is optional (depending upon the pack’s uniform policy). There are different colors of neckerchiefs based on the den to which a Cub Scout belongs: Lion den: gold/yellow scarf of none; Tiger den: orange/blue scarf; Wolf den: red/blue scarf; Bear den: light blue scarf; Webelos den: plaid scarf.  Hats and other uniform parts may be optional, although most Cub Scouts will want to have a belt.

1. Shirt—The official blue uniform shirt is available with long or short sleeves and has button-flap pockets, or for the Webelos den the official tan uniform shirt.

2. Pants— Shorts, skorts, and long pants are in official blue, or for the Webelos den the official green shorts, skorts, and long pants.

3. Belt—Official navy-blue web belt with metal buckle, or for Webelos den the official green belt with metal buckle.

4. Socks—Official socks are available in three lengths: ankle, crew, and knee. Color of band on top of socks may vary with den.

5. Hat—Official hat with appropriate den emblem.

6. Neckerchief—Color of neckerchief based on den. Official BSA neckerchiefs are the only neckerchiefs that are part of the uniform.

7. Neckerchief slide—Official gold-tone metal slide with den emblem. Cub Scouts may wear handmade neckerchief slides.

 Key Terms

  • adventure loop A recognition device given to Lions through Bears for completing the requirements for an adventure. Designed to be worn on the Cub Scout belt.
  • adventure pin A recognition device given to a Webelos Scout for completing the requirements for an adventure. Adventure pins are designed to be worn on the Webelos colors or on the front of the Webelos cap.
  • blue and gold banquet A birthday dinner for Scouting held by Cub Scout packs in February to celebrate the founding of the Boy Scouts of America in 1910 and of Cub Scouting in 1930. May be called “blue and gold breakfast” or “dinner.”
  • Boys’ Life The magazine for all boys published by the Boy Scouts of America. To view the video about the importance of Boys’ Life magazine to a Latter-day Saint Scout, click HERE.
  • den A group of four to nine Cub Scouts or Webelos Scouts that meets periodically, usually once a week, and is part of a Cub Scout pack.
  • pack A group made up of several Cub Scout and Webelos Scout dens that conducts Cub Scouting for the chartered organization. The pack includes not only the youth in the dens but also their families and leaders.
  • pack meeting A monthly meeting of all dens and pack families for games, skits, presentation of advancement awards, and other recognitions.
  • pinewood derby A pack activity that involves making and racing small wooden cars on a track.
  • rank The seven Cub Scout ranks are Lion, Bobcat, Tiger, Wolf, Bear, Webelos, and Arrow of Light.

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