As a new Cub Scout the uniform is part of Scouting. It lets the Cub Scout show all the hard he has done to accomplish the ranks. It identifies him to the world as part of the Scouting world.
The Boy Scouts of America has always been a uniformed body. Its uniforms help to create a sense of belonging. They symbolize character development, citizenship training, and personal fitness. Wearing a uniform gives youth and adult members a sense of identification and commitment.
There are 2 uniforms – the Class A which is the standard blue/brown shirt and the Class B is the official Pack t-shirt.
You can purchase the t-shirt at the meeting on Wednesday, Sept. 23 meeting. The t-shirts are $10 each and available for adults and boys.
The Class A uniform is available at The Scout Shop. The Scout Shop is located off of West Airport between Murphy/1092 and Hwy 59. The address is 12300 Parc Crest Dr, Suite 130, Stafford TX 77477. Their phone number is ?(281) 207-2340?. They are open Monday – Friday 10:00am – 6:00pm and on Saturdays 10:00am – 3:00pm.
What exactly is required for the uniform? Each Pack is slightly different. Pack 1003 only requires the Class A shirt, belt and belt buckle, neckerchief and slide, and basic insignia. The official hat, pants, shorts, or socks are not required by Pack 1003. Those items are optional.
The patches we require are the SHAC council shoulder patch, the World Scout Crest, unit numbers 1003, and den number or patrol patch depending on rank. Optional is the Veteran Unit 40 year patch for how long our Pack has existed.
Webelos are a little bit different. They can wear either the blue or tan shirt. Webelos also wear the Webelos colors pin in addition to the standard patches. Personally I recommend boys who are just starting out as Webelos Scouts (grades 4-5) purchase the tan shirt. Then they don’t have to purchase another shirt within a year when promoting over to Boy Scouts.
I highly recommend you purchase the Class A uniform shirt big. Charlie has worn the same blue Class A shirt for 4 years now. He will continue to wear it until he crosses over to Boy Scouts.