The Bear Uniform


Note: 

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


Required:
  • Blue Cub Scout Uniform Shirt with U.S. flag (Long or Short Sleeve)
  • Official Cub Scout Pants or Shorts
  • Cub Scout Web Belt and Buckle (These are designed to fit the Belt Loop awards that Scouts can earn.
  • Official Bear Hat

Optional:
  • Official Bear Socks

Patches You'll need to Buy:
  • World Scouting crest (purple patch with the flour-de-lis symbol)
  • Atlanta Area Council Patch
  • Pack Numbers 845 (red and white numerals)
  • Den stripe with your den number.
Provided by the Pack:
  • Neckerchief
  • Slide
  • Handbook
  • Class B Shirt

The Uniform Code:

Your son should/will be encouraged to wear his uniform appropriately.  The shirt should always be tucked in and orderly. He should understand the importance of representing the entire Boy Scout Organization while in uniform.   

Time to Sew?

In addition to the purchasing of a uniform, there will be many patches that need to be sewn on your son's shirt. Please pay close attention as to where on the uniform these need to be placed. The image above will help with the placement of emblems and patches. (Some people opt to purchase a product like Badge Magic that allows you to iron on patches) It is important that when your son receives a badge that is to be part of his uniform, you affix it to his shirt as soon as possible. He earned it, and he deserves to have it displayed. Thank you.


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.   Immediate recognition kit with beads are no longer used, do not purchase these.


Where to Purchase Items:

Uniforms, patches and accessories are available at the Scout Shop located at 1800 Circle 75 Parkway, SE Atlanta, Ga 30339. Their phone number is 770-988-9912, and they will be happy to assist you.   Additionally, scouting gear can be ordered online at www.scoutstuff.org but if this is your first venture in to Cub Scouts we would recommend a visit to the Scout Store where you can get assistance with all your needs.
Also, the Pack might have some ‘experienced’ uniforms for sale. Please see the pack Secretary for details.


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 refered 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 the uniform shirt with blue jeans. The uniform should be treated as a unit—worn in its entirety, or not at all.
  • DO NOT tie the scarf under the slide, this is not appropriate dress code for Cub Scout Class A
Any time you are uncertain about uniform regulations, ask the den leader for guidance.