THE UNIFORM CODE
Your son should be encouraged to wear their uniform appropriately. The shirt should always be tucked in and orderly. They should understand the importance of representing the entire BSA organization and our Pack while in uniform.
Note: Webelos and AoL uniforms are identical. They will where the same shirt, belt, socks and shorts/pants as ScoutsBSA as well, so we recommend sizing up so they last longer!
PARTS OF THE UNIFORM
For purchase by parents (required):
Class A Shirt - The official tan Scout shirt (shown in picture; we recommend the microfiber / quick-dry version); Pro tip: The tan shirt will be worn as Webelos and AoL, and will last into ScoutsBSA, so size it appropriately.
Class B Shirt - Pack 673 t-shirt (purchase from Pack)
Shorts / Pants - Official green Scout shorts / pants (we recommend the microfiber / quick-dry switchback version)
Belt - Official green Scout web belt with metal BSA buckle
Cap - Official green Webelos cap
Socks - Official green Scout socks
Webelos Colors - tri-color ribbon worn on sleeve to hold achievement pins
Patches for Class A Shirt - See "PATCHES" section below
Provided by Pack (required):
Red Vest - available at the Scout Shop to display / wear extra patches not worn on uniform (e.g., Pinewood Derby Patch, Field Trip Patches, Annual Registration Patch, Religious Patches)
For Purchase by Parents (required):
Cub Scout World Crest Emblem & World Crest Ring Emblem *
Sam Houston Area Council Patch *
Pack Unit Numbers - 673 (purchase 3 numbers separately)
U.S. Flag Patch - comes pre-sewn on all Scout shirts
NOTE: Patches with an * next to them indicate they may be purchased already sewn on the Class A shirt, or you may purchase them separately and attach them yourself.
Provided by Pack (required):
Den Number (Pack will provide this year)
Pack will provide all other rank patches as they are earned!
Time to Sew?
The inside of the handbook covers shows the proper location for all patches.
TIP: Badge Magic double stick adhesive is much faster & easier than needle & thread. Its available at the Scout Shop or on-line.
Where to Purchase Items
All items, except the Class B t-shirt, may be purchased at the local Scout Shop or ordered from the official online Scout Shop at http://www.scoutstuff.org. Note that purchases at our local Scout Shop help to support the Sam Houston Area Council (SHAC) while on-line purchases do not. If possible, please support SHAC scouting and buy local!
Wearing the Uniform
In general, every Cub Scout should wear their Class A uniform to all Cub Scouting activities, including Pack and Den meetings, unit outings, and any activities done with members of the Pack or Den.
When playing sports, going to camp, or participating in other physical activities, a pack may opt to have the Cub Scouts wear their Class B Uniforms. This will be indicated in the event invite.
If you are unclear on the uniform requirements for an event, please ask your Den Leader.
Pack leaders will provide advance notice of any occasion when the youth 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.
DO tuck in your uniform shirt!
DO be sure to wear the complete uniform. A Cub Scout wearing a uniform with parts missing is not in uniform.
DO wear the neckerchief on top of the tucked under collar.
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. The uniform should be treated as a unit - always worn in its entirety!
Any time you are uncertain about uniform regulations, ask the Den Leader for guidance.