UNIFORMS

The Boy Scouts of America is a uniformed organization. We encourage you to acquire a FIELD UNIFORM (aka Class A) for your scout as soon as possible, so that each scout may proudly wear Bobcat badge and other awards on it and feel integrated into the family of scouting. 

 

The BSA has many reasons for requiring uniforms.  Among them are quick identification of the group, providing a place to display emblems representing hard work by the Scouts, and to foster a sense of unity and pride.

You can purchase new uniforms at:  www.scoutstuff.org or          

our nearest Scout Shop:

Northern Virginia Scout Store

5232 Port Royal Road

Springfield, VA 22151

When you visit Scout store, the staff will be able to help you select the essential insignia for  your scout's uniform, however, if they're busy, here's a guide to get started:

Starter patches you'll need to buy:

  • Scout Emblem (above left pocket)

  • Council Patch (NCAC- National Capital Area Council)

  • 3 Pack Numbers (Red 964)

  • Den Number (Check P964 Guide for your son's Den #)

  • Scout shop offers shirts with council, scout emblem & crest already sewn. You may do your own sewing of remaining patches or have scout shop sew your patches at their current rate per patch.

  • Webelos (tan shirt) also need to add blue shoulder loops. 

  • All other patches are earned by scout & awarded by Pack 964. 

  • Avg. Cost for New* Tiger-Bear Uniform is $77± & Webelos $106± (*without scout brand bottoms).

Uniforms make great Wish List items for birthdays/Christmas, etc.  Uniforms need not be brand new. There are various outlets who offer or sell "experienced" uniforms at very reasonable prices. If your family has difficulty in acquiring a scout uniform, please speak with your den leader or our Pack treasurer.  We will try to figure out a way to help your son obtain a scout uniform.

Cub Scout Uniform 

Pack 964 Notes on Uniform:

   (Useful information for new Scouting families)

 

  • When participating in a Pack activity, we always request that Scouts wear their Field Uniform (aka Class A).

  • The uniform is worn with pride as a Pack, not only because it quickly identifies us and tells others who we are and what we're about, but it unites us and allows us to promote our Pack as one who follows and sticks to traditional Scouting core values as Scouts and as families. We ask that Field uniforms always be clean, tucked in and worn along with neckerchief & slide.

  • Scout uniform is to be worn in its entirety, properly or not at all. Pack 964 considers shirt, neckerchief, slide, & belt a full uniform. 

  • Matching color khakis/shorts are acceptable, if blue scout trousers aren't available to the scout. Cap and socks are optional.

(Note: a good pair of jeans with no rips or tears will be acceptable if no other pants are available to the scout.) Tucked in uniform shirts are essential.

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Uniform and Insignia of the Cub Scouts 

 

The Cub Scout uniform has the following parts: (* Required at Pack 964)

Pack 964 recommends purchasing the shirt with the idea that your Cub Scout will wear this shirt during his entire Cub Scouting career, ages 6-10 or at least through 3rd grade. Boys grow at different rates, and you know your child best.  Tan shirt can be used through Boys Scouts, as size allows; it's wise to size accordingly.

 

Note: Vintage BSA uniforms (or uniform items) are acceptable to wear.   

  • 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. Tigers-Bears wear the blue shirt. Webelos wear the tan shirt.

  • Trousers or shorts—Official blue for Tigers-Bears, official olive for Webelos. Trousers need not be BSA brand, but matching color will be ideal.

  • Belt*—Official navy-blue web belt with metal buckle and Cub Scout, or Webelos Scout emblem.

  • Socks—Official socks are available in three lengths: ankle, crew, and knee. Tigers' socks are navy blue with orange tops. Cub Scouts' socks are official blue with gold tops. Webelos socks are olive with red top.

  • 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.

  • DO NOT wear non-BSA badges, awards, or insignia on the Cub Scout uniform or make any alterations to the uniform or insignia.

  • If you don't know which uniform to wear to a Pack activity, wear both. 

 Cub Scout Field Uniform 

 

When the Pack participates in an activity where Scouts might get dirty, sweaty, etc., such as a service project, fun outdoor activity, picnic, etc., we will notify you to wear your Activity Uniform (aka Class B uniform or Pack tee). Pack tee consists of our Pack t-shirt (if you own one).  An other Activity Uniform accepted would be a: Scout Day/Summer Camp tee, a tee with Cub Scout or BSA logo.  If neither are available, regular

tee to match the color of the pack tee would be

ideal. Scout shop offers a selection of cool scout tees. Wearing neckerchief is acceptable with Pack tee. 

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