The Tiger Uniform

Wearing uniforms has been a method of the Scouting movement from the beginning. A hundred years of experience show uniforms to have many benefits, including these:
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    Equality.
    The uniform represents a democratic ideal of equality. Boys from various cultures and different economic levels wear the same uniform and cooperate as equals.
  • Identification. The uniform identifies a boy as a member of the Cub Scouts. Badges on the uniform tell other members that he belongs to their den, pack, and council. The uniform itself identifies a good citizen to the entire community.
  • Achievement. The uniform displays badges and other awards so the accomplishments of each Cub Scout can be immediately recognized.
  • Commitment. Wearing a uniform is a constant reminder to each Cub Scout of his commitment to the ideals and purposes of Cub Scouting.
For these reasons, among others, all parents should emphasize to their Scouts the importance of wearing the correct and complete uniform on all suitable occasions.

Required:
  • 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.
  • Neckerchief—Triangular neckerchief is orange with navy-blue trim for Tiger Cubs, gold with navy-blue trim for Wolf Cub Scouts, light blue with navy-blue trim for Bear Cub Scouts, and plaid for Webelos Scouts.
  • Neckerchief slide—Official gold-tone metal slide with the Tiger Cub, Cub Scout, or Webelos logo. Boys may wear handmade neckerchief slides.
Remember, the shirt will last through third Grade - so size it appropriately.


Optional:
  • Trousers or shorts—Official blue  -  Blue school uniform pants are OK if a close match.
  • Belt—Official navy-blue web belt with metal buckle and Tiger Cub, Cub Scout, or Webelos Scout emblem.
  • Socks—Official socks are available in three lengths: ankle, crew, and knee. Tiger Cub socks are navy blue with orange tops; Cub Scout socks are navy blue with gold (yellow) tops.
  • Cap—Official navy-blue cap with orange front panel and tiger cub emblem for Tiger Cubs, yellow panel and wolf emblem for Wolf Cub Scouts, blue panel and bear emblem for Bear Cub Scouts. Webelos Scouts wear an olive cap with a plain panel bearing the Webelos logo.

The Uniform Code:

Your son should/will be encouraged to wear his uniform appropriately.  The shirt should always be tucked in and orderly. He should understand the importance of representing the entire Boy Scout Organization while in uniform.  


Patches You'll Need to Buy
  • Scout Emblem (above left pocket)
  • Council Patch*
  • Pack Numbers** (see below)
  • Flag comes with the shirt 
  • Den Number (optional)  
To get an idea of pricing, or to order items online, visit http://www.scoutstuff.org.  This is the official online scout shop.  They should have the same prices as our local scout shop. 


Patches You Don't Need to Buy

Any Rank Advancement Badge or Patch that your boy earns will be awarded (at no cost) during the Monthly Pack Meetings.  You will need to sew them on, but they are provided.


Where to Purchase Items

Uniforms and all things scout related can be purchased from our local scout shop, located at:

Hawkeye Area Council BSA Shop
660 2nd Avenue SW
Cedar Rapids, IA 52404

Scout Shop Contact Info
Ph: 319-261-3750
Fx: 319-261-3752

Scout Shop Hours
Monday
8:30 am - 6:00 pm

Tuesday
8:30 am - 7:00 pm

Wednesday
8:30 am - 6:00 pm

Thursday
8:30 am - 6:00 pm

Friday
8:30 am - 6:00 pm

Saturday
9:00 am - 3:00 pm

Hawkeye Area Scout Shop



* The Pack may have Council Patches and other standard patches in stock. Check with the Cubmaster, Committee Chair, or Advancement Chair for availability.

** The Pack does occasionally special order the Red "Pack Number" Patch (in the left column of this page) so you don't have to sew three number patches separately.  Check with the leaders listed above for availability.


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, scouts should wear an official Pack 214 t-shirt (referred to as the Class B uniform).   Pack leaders will 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 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 or pack leader for guidance.