A Cub Scout should wear his uniform to Pack Meetings, and
all Scout outings. You will be notified if the pack T-shirt (Class B) can be worn to the activity or Service Project.
Blue (long or short sleeve)
for Tiger, Wolf and Bear (First, Second and Third Grades)
Tan (long or short sleeve)
for Webelos and Arrow of Light (Fourth and Fifth Grades)
Lions have their own Program T-Shirt that qualifies as their Class A and B
PLEASE DO NOT buy your Lion a Blue Cub Scout Class A Shirt yet.
Navy Blue web belt
for Tiger, Wolf, and Bear (First through Third Grade)
Tan web belt
for Webelos and Arrow of Light (If you change to a tan belt,
the belt loops previously earned will not fit.)
Navy Blue cargo pants - Tiger, Wolf, and Bear (First through Third Grade)
Green cargo pants - Webelos and Arrow of Light (Fourth and Fifth Grades)
SCARF & SLIDE
Appropriate scarf & slide for rank
If your Scout makes a special slide for an activity or earns one as a prize, that is appropriate
for wear in Class A uniform.
Appropriate hat for rank
- Pack Numbers (174)
- Den Number or Patrol patch
- American Flag (included on shirt)
- Southwest Council patch
All participation patches and badges of rank (the Tiger, Wolf, Bear, Webelos, AoL) are bought by the Pack as they are earned and handed out at meetings. Instructions regarding the correct placement of badges can be found inside Cub Scout books. More detailed instruction sheets showing correct insignia placement are also available at the Scout Shop at no charge.
OPTIONAL UNIFORM ITEMS
-Class B: Red T-Shirt (Yellow for Leaders)
can be worn to Den meetings and many activities;
except Blue & Gold and Pack Meetings.
-Red Vest: This may be bought or made.
All outing segments, District, and special patches that are
not official rank insignia, are put on vests rather than on the uniform.
Many boys refer to these as "Brag Vests" and a good way to display patches collected from campouts,
hikes, and other special events.
-Pack 174 veteran patch (45 yr in-stock, ask the Advancement Chair)
PATCH AND BADGE PLACEMENT
Patches can either be hand sewn or sewn on with a sewing machine. To save on thread you can purchase one spool of invisible thread. Use the invisible spool with a bobbin of regular thread that is a similar color to the patch. Another option is using “Badge Magic”. It can be purchased at the Scout Shop or online.
United States Flag This patch is one that you shouldn’t have to sew on! Most uniforms come with the flag already attached to the right sleeve. Some previously used uniforms may have it taken off but additional ones can be purchased at the Scout Store. The Boy Scouts of America emblem over the right pocket is also attached to uniforms when purchased.
World Crest This patch is worn by all Scouts and Leaders to signify membership of our program in the World Scouting Movement. This patch shows our brotherhood with millions of Scouts around the world. This patch is worn centered above the left pocket in the middle between the top of the pocket and the shoulder seam.
Journey to Excellence Award This award is given units who have met a list of requirements. This award is worn on the right sleeve of the official uniform. The top of the award should be placed 4 inches below the top of the American flag. Only the JTE Award for the current year may be worn on the uniform.
Council Patch This patch is worn by all Scouts and Leaders to indicate the Council that represents their Pack. Each Council develops their own design although the shape and position on the uniform are the same. This patch is worn on the left sleeve just below the shoulder seam.
Unit Number “174” This patch is worn by all Scouts and Leaders to signify membership in the pack. You will see two versions of this patch: a one-piece patch that can be special ordered or the Pack number can be made up of 3 individual numeral patches that are sewn on next to one another. Unit numbers are worn on the left sleeve just below the council patch.
The following patches are worn on the uniforms of Cub Scouts from Tigers through Webelos Scouts. The following patches are Rank Badges and are earned as the Cubs progress through the various ranks in the Pack.
Bobcat Badge This badge is the first badge earned before any other badge can be earned. It is worn on the left pocket at the 12 o'clock position.
Tiger Badge The Tiger badge is earned by Scouts who have completed all of the required Tiger Achievements as well as earning their grade appropriate Cyber Chip Award. The badge is worn on the left pocket at the 6 o'clock position.
Wolf Badge The Wolf badge is earned by Scouts who have completed all of the required Wolf Achievements as well as earning their grade appropriate Cyber Chip Award. The badge is worn on the left pocket at the 9 o'clock position.
Bear Badge The Bear badge is earned by Scouts who have completed all of the required Bear Achievements as well as earning their grade appropriate Cyber Chip Award. The badge is worn on the left pocket at the 3 o'clock position.
Webelos Badge The Webelos rank is the first step in a boy’s transition towards a Boy Scout troop. It is worn centered on the left pocket of the tan shirt.
Webelos Activity Badges and Webelos Colors Webelos activity badges are sorted into five discipline-related groups. They are the Community Group, the Mental Skills Group, the Outdoor Group, the Physical Skills Group, and the Technology Group. Activity Badges can be displayed on the front of the Webelos cap or on the Webelos Colors. The Webelos Colors are worn on the right sleeve immediately below the US Flag.
Compass Point Emblem and Compass Points After you have earned the Webelos Badge; you can earn the compass points emblem. It is awarded after you earn seven activity badges: four more in addition to the three you earned for the Webelos badge. Wear your compass points emblem attached to the button on the right pocket of your Webelos uniform shirt. After you earn the compass points emblem, you’ll receive a metal compass point for each four additional activity badges you earn. Pin these compass points on the emblem in the “E,” “W,” or “S” positions, in any order you choose.
Arrow of Light The final step on the Cub Scout trail to becoming a Boy Scout is earning the Arrow of Light Award. This is the highest award a Cub Scout can earn, and is the only Cub Scout badge that can be worn on the Boy Scout Uniform and adults who earned this as a Scout have a special knot on their uniform to signify the achievement. It is worn centered below left pocket.
OTHER BADGES AND PINS
Square Knot Insignia The square knot patch is displayed on the uniform to denote that the wearer has received the corresponding award. The award is usually in the form of a certificate and many awards also include a medallion or other memento. The Universal Youth Religious Emblem may be worn by any Scout or Scouter that completed a religious emblem program as a youth member. All Scouts and Scouters who received a religious emblem in their youth may wear the universal youth religious emblem square knot centered above the left uniform pocket flap, if it is the only knot.
Cub Scout Outdoor Activity Award Tiger Cubs, Wolf and Bear Cub Scouts, and Webelos Scouts have the opportunity to earn the Cub Scout Outdoor Activity Award. Boys may earn the award in each of the program years as long as the requirements are completed each year. The first time the award is earned, the boy will receive the pocket flap award, which is to be worn on the right pocket flap of the uniform shirt. Each successive time the award is earned, a wolf track pin may be added to the flap.
Service Stars Gold metallic numbered star worn with colored background to indicate years of service in Scouting. Adult leaders wear a service star with a light blue background to indicate years of service as an adult leader in the Scouting program. Adults who were members as youth may wear multiple stars with different backings (orange for Tiger Cubs (NOW DISCONTINUED), gold for Cub Scouts, green for Boy Scouts, red for Explorers, brown for Varsity) or may combine all BSA tenure in a single star with a blue background. They are worn above the left pocket.
Temporary Insignia Any insignia authorized by the local council for a particular purpose, such as Cub-o-ree, Cub Scout day camp, roundup programs, etc. worn by Cub Scouts and Webelos Scouts centered on the right pocket of the uniform shirt. Only one temporary Patch in addition to the immediate recognition or compass point emblem may be worn at a time. Additional temporary patches may be placed on a red vest that may be worn except during inspections.
Recruiter Strip Cloth strip presented to boys for recruiting another boy into the program. Worn by Cub Scouts and Webelos Scouts centered, below, and touching either the right pocket.
National Summertime Award During the months of June, July, and August Cub Scouts and their families can participate in Scouting activities that are educational and fun! Participating in these Summertime activities also gives the Cub Scout, his Den, and the Pack an opportunity to earn the National Summertime Pack Award. Boys must participate in at least 3 activities during the summer to qualify for there individual National Summertime Award. The pin is worn on the flap of the right pocket. If a boy has earned is Outdoor Activity Badge the pin is to be worn on the badge.