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, Pack 354 may sometimes opt to have the Cub Scouts wear an alternate uniform, such as an activity shirt. We sometimes refer to this more casual uniform as our "Class B" Uniform.  

Pack leaders will always provide advance notice of any occasion when the boys should wear anything other than the complete uniform. Unless otherwise stated, please always assume that boys should participate in Pack activities in full uniform. Den-specific activities might have different expectations, so check with your den leader.

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.
Any time you are uncertain about uniform regulations, ask the den leader for guidance.

Where to Purchase Items

The nearest scout shop is at the Cockrell Scout Center. Check out their website here for more information and location. 

Before most pack meetings our Advancement Chair normally make a trip to the Scout Shop.  You can always contact the Advancement Chair if you need a patch or two - we might be able to save you a trip and pick them up for you at our cost. You are also welcome to order any needed items online or however you like.

Used Uniforms and Uniform Exchange

For any families interested in donating or taking advantage of gently used uniforms, we run an informal uniform bank - just ask at any pack meeting for access to "the bin".  We also highly encourage all families to donate their outgrown uniforms when the time is right. In addition, ebay is sometimes a good source of used uniform items.  Finally, the Sam Houston Area Council also runs a uniform bank from which any family that needs it can receive free uniform items. Click here for more details about SHAC's uniform exchange program.

 
Parent Action Items
  • Check out the required (and optional) uniform elements for your rank/grade.
  • If you have questions contact us or use this form.
Class B uniform t-shirts are available for purchase before or after any Pack Meeting. Parents are also HIGHLY ENCOURAGED to wear these t-shirts when out on pack activities. Free for volunteers!!!