Uniforms & Patch Placement

Wearing the Cub Scout uniform will provide many benefits for your son including teaching him about equality, belonging, achievement and commitment to scouting ideals. 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.

The links below will help you understand the elements of a complete scouting uniform.
Any time you are uncertain about the elements of your boy’s uniform, just ask his den leader for guidance.

Shirt—The official uniform shirt is available with long or short sleeves and has button-flap pockets and “Boy Scouts of America” lettered in gold above the right pocket.

Trousers or shorts—Official blue.
Cubmaster’s note: I recommend an inexpensive pair of blue slacks (think Target/Walmart) worn only for scouting events and kept with his uniform shirt.

Belt—Official navy-blue web belt with metal buckle and Tiger, Cub Scout, or Webelos Scout emblem.
Cubmaster’s note: If you can, keep your belt on your dedicated trousers unless washing – the loops can easily slide off and get lost!

Socks—While official socks are available – Tigers’ socks are navy blue with orange tops; Cub Scouts’ socks are navy blue with gold tops – Pack 24 does not have a strong preference.  Your scout should ALWAYS wear socks of any style comfortable.

Cap—Official navy-blue cap with orange front panel and tiger cub emblem for Tigers; yellow panel and wolf emblem for Wolf Scouts; blue panel and bear emblem for Bear Scouts. Webelos Scouts wear an olive cap with a plain panel bearing the Webelos logo.

Neckerchief—Triangular neckerchief is orange with navy-blue trim for Tigers, gold with navy-blue trim for Wolf Scouts, light blue with navy-blue trim for Bear Scouts, and plaid for Webelos Scouts. Official BSA neckerchiefs are the only neckerchiefs that boys should wear. Packs should not make their own pack neckerchiefs.

Neckerchief slide—Official gold-tone metal slide with the Tiger, Cub Scout, or Webelos Scout logo. Boys may wear handmade neckerchief slides.

Download the Cub Scout Uniform Inspection Sheet

Webelos Scouts may choose to wear either the blue Webelos uniform based on the Cub Scout uniform or the tan/olive uniform similar to the one that Boy Scouts wear.

Cubmaster’s Note:  We recommend the den leader work with parents and that the den agree to standardize on either the blue or the tan uniforms.  Traditionally our scouts have been excited to change to the tan uniform.

For the tan/olive uniform, boys wear the official Boy Scout olive trousers or shorts and official Boy Scout tan long- or short-sleeved shirt with blue shoulder loops. Official blue socks (with gold tops) are worn with the blue uniform, and official olive socks (with red tops) are worn with the tan/olive uniform.

With either uniform, all Webelos Scouts should wear the Webelos neckerchief (plaidwith the Webelos emblem), Webelos neckerchief slide (handmade slides are alsoacceptable), Webelos cap, and Weblos belt buckle.

Note that the Webelos belt buckle will only fit the blue cotton web belt (item number 64046-64048).

Download the Webelos Uniform Inspection Sheet

For guidance on the proper placement of all badges and insignia, download and print out this guide:

Cub Scout Badges and Insignia Placement Guide