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Cub Scout Pack 174
(Albuquerque , New Mexico)
 
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UNIFORM GUIDELINES


A Cub Scout should wear their 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 orService Project.



SHIRTS (Shirts are same for both boys and girls)
     Lions
     Blue (T-Shirt w/Lion Logo)

     Tiger, Wolf and Bear (First, Second andThird Grades)
     Blue (long or short sleeve)

     Webelos and Arrow of Light (Fourth andFifth Grades)
     Tan (long or short sleeve)

SCOUT BELT
     Navy Blue web belt
     for all Cub Scouts.  Belt Buckles will identify scout level – ScoutShop will help with buckles

PANTS
Boys
     Navy Blue cargo pants – Lion, Tiger,Wolf, and Bear (Kindergarten through Third Grade)
     Green cargo pants - Webelos and Arrowof Light (Fourth and Fifth Grades)

Girls (Bottoms are same for all grades)
     Navy Blue Skort
     Leggings – printed designs

SCARF & SLIDE
     Appropriate scarf & slidefor rank

If your Scout makes a special slide for an activity or earns one as a prize, thatis appropriate
for wear in Class A uniform.

HAT
     Appropriate hat for rank

REQUIRED PATCHES
- Pack Numbers “174” (The Pack carries a single unit number patch with a notavailable at the shop)
- Den Number or Patrol patch
- American Flag (included on shirt)
- Great Southwest Council shoulder patch
- World Scouting Crest

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. Instructionsregarding the correct placement of badges can be found inside Cub Scout books. Moredetailed instruction sheets showing correct insignia placement are also availableat 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 scouts refer to these as "Brag Vests" and a good way to display patches collected from campouts, hikes, and other special events. 





PATCH AND BADGE PLACEMENT
 
Patches can either be hand sewn or sewn on witha 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 colorto the patch. Another option is using “Badge Magic”. It can be purchased at theScout 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 attachedto the right sleeve. Some previously used uniforms may have it taken off but additionalones can be purchased at the Scout Store. The Boy Scouts of America emblem overthe right pocket is also attached to uniforms when purchased.

World Crest This patch is worn by all Scouts and Leaders to signify membershipof our program in the World Scouting Movement. This patch shows our brotherhoodwith millions of Scouts around the world. This patch is worn centered above theleft 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 ofrequirements. This award is worn on the right sleeve of the official uniform. Thetop of the award should be placed 4 inches below the top of the American flag. Onlythe 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 Councilthat represents their Pack. Each Council develops their own design although theshape and position on the uniform are the same. This patch is worn on the left sleevejust below the shoulder seam.

Unit Number “174” This patch is worn by all Scouts and Leaders to signify membershipin the pack. You will see two versions of this patch: a one-piece patch that canbe special ordered or the Pack number can be made up of 3 individual numeral patchesthat are sewn on next to one another. Unit numbers are worn on the left sleeve justbelow the council patch.




RANK BADGES

The following patches are worn on the uniforms of Cub Scouts from Tigers throughWebelos Scouts. The following patches are Rank Badges and are earned as the Cubsprogress through the various ranks in the Pack. 

Lion Badge the badge is earnedby scouts who have completed all of the required Lion Achievements.  When the scout begins to wear the standard blueCub Scout shirt, the badge will be placed below the left pocket.

Bobcat Badge This badge is the first badge earned before any other badgecan 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 therequired Tiger Achievements as well as earning their grade appropriate Cyber ChipAward. 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 therequired Wolf Achievements as well as earning their grade appropriate Cyber ChipAward. 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 therequired Bear Achievements as well as earning their grade appropriate Cyber ChipAward. The badge is worn on the left pocket at the 3 o'clock position.

Webelos Badge the Webelos rank is the firststep in a scout’s transition towards a Scout troop. It is worn centered on the leftpocket of the tan shirt.

Webelos Activity Badges and Webelos Colors Webelos Adventure Pins areearned after completing the 5 requirement Adventures and one Elective adventure.Activity Pins can be displayed on the frontof the Webelos cap or on the Webelos Colors. The Webelos Colors are worn on theright sleeve immediately below the US Flag.

Arrow of Light The final step on the Cub Scouttrail to becoming a Scout is earning the Arrow of Light Award. The Arrow ofLight is earned after completing the 4 required Adventures and at least oneElective Adventure.  This is the highest awarda Cub Scout can earn and is the only Cub Scout badge that can be worn on the ScoutUniform and adults who earned this as a Scout have a special knot on their uniformto signify the achievement. It is worn centered below left pocket.  




OTHER BADGES AND PINS

Square Knot Insignia The square knot patchis displayed on the uniform to denote that the wearer has received the correspondingaward. The award is usually in the form of a certificate and many awards also includea medallion or other memento. The Universal Youth Religious Emblem may be worn byany 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 wearthe universal youth religious emblem square knot centered above the left uniformpocket 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 CubScout Outdoor Activity Award. Scouts may earn the award in each of the program yearsas long as the requirements are completed each year. The first time the award isearned, the scout will receive the pocket flap award, which is to be worn on theright 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 wornwith colored background to indicate years of service in Scouting. Adult leaderswear a service star with a light blue background to indicate years of service asan adult leader in the Scouting program. Adults who were members as youth may wearmultiple 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 areworn above the left pocket.

Temporary Insignia Any insignia authorizedby the local council for a particular purpose, such as Cub Scout day camp, roundupprograms, etc. worn by Cub Scouts and Webelos Scouts centered on the right pocketof the uniform shirt. Only one temporary Patch may be worn at a time. Additionaltemporary patches may be placed on a red vest that may be worn except during inspections.

Recruiter Strip Cloth strip presented to scoutsfor recruiting another scout into the program. Worn by Cub Scouts and Webelos Scoutscentered, below, and touching either the right pocket.

National Summertime Award During the monthsof June, July, and August Cub Scouts and their families can participate in Scoutingactivities that are educational and fun! Participating in these Summertime activitiesalso gives the Cub Scout, their Den, and the Pack an opportunity to earn the NationalSummertime Pack Award. Scouts must participate in at least 3 activities during thesummer to qualify for their individual National Summertime Award. The pin is wornon the flap of the right pocket. If a scout has earned is Outdoor Activity Badgethe pin is to be worn on the badge.


Attachments
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Uniform Guide.pdf Uniform Placement Chart