Cub Scout Uniform

The Official Cub Scout uniform can be found on the scouting.org website.

A scout is Thrifty and following that point of the Scout Law the following uniform pieces are what is needed to get your scout started.

Lion

  1. The official Lion t-Shirt.
  2. The official Lion navy-blue cap
  3. Cub Scout belt - Size appropriately as this will last through at least the Bear (3rd Grade) year. Earned belt loops will be displayed here.

Tiger
  1. The official blue uniform shirt - Size appropriately as this will last through at least the Bear (3rd Grade) year.
  2. The official Tiger blue cap with Orange Front and Tiger emblem
  3. Cub Scout belt - Size appropriately as this will last through at least the Bear (3rd Grade) year. Earned belt loops will be displayed here.
  4. Neckerchief - Orange Triangular Neckerchief with Tiger emblem.
  5. Neckerchief Slide - Medal Slide with Tiger emblem.
Wolf
  1. The official blue uniform shirt - Size appropriately as this will last through at least the Bear (3rd Grade) year.
  2. The official Wolf blue cap with Yellow or Red Front and Wolf emblem
  3. Cub Scout belt - Size appropriately as this will last through at least the Bear (3rd Grade) year. Earned belt loops will be displayed here.
  4. Neckerchief - Either Yellow or Red Triangular Neckerchief with Wolf emblem.
  5. Neckerchief Slide - Medal Slide with Wolf emblem.
Bear
  1. The official blue uniform shirt - Size appropriately as this will last through at least the Bear (3rd Grade) year.
  2. The official Bear blue cap with Light Blue Front and Bear emblem
  3. Cub Scout belt - Size appropriately as this will last through at least the Bear (3rd Grade) year. Earned belt loops will be displayed here.
  4. Neckerchief - Light Blue Triangular Neckerchief with Bear emblem.
  5. Neckerchief Slide - Medal Slide with Bear emblem.
Webelos and Arrow of Light
  1. The official tan uniform shirt - Size appropriately as this will last through at least the AOL (5th Grade) year, and possibly beyond.
  2. The official green cap with Plaid Front and Webelos emblem
  3. Belt - Green Belt with BSA buckle
  4. Neckerchief - Plaid Triangular Neckerchief with Webelos emblem.
  5. Neckerchief Slide - Medal Slide with Webelos emblem.
  6. Webelos Colors - A uniform piece worn on the right sleeve to displayed earned adventure pins. 

Wearing the Uniform

In general, every Cub Scout should wear their field 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 referred 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. The uniform should be treated as a unit—worn in its entirety, or not at all.
Any time you are uncertain about uniform regulations, ask the den leader for guidance.