The Webelos Uniform

Webelos Scouts may choose to wear either the blue Webelos uniform based on the Cub Scout uniform or the tan/olive uniform similar to the one Boy Scouts wear.
Webelos Uniform - Click to Enlarge

For the tan/olive uniform, boys wear the official Boy Scout olive trousers or shorts and official Boy Scout tan long- or short-sleeved shirt with blue shoulder loops. Official blue socks (with gold tops) are worn with the blue uniform, and official olive socks (with red tops) are worn with the tan/olive uniform.

With either uniform, all Webelos Scouts wear the Webelos neckerchief (plaid with the Webelos emblem), Webelos neckerchief slide (handmade slides are also acceptable), Webelos cap, and Webelos belt buckle.

Note that the Webelos belt buckle will fit either the blue or the olive belt, but the belt loop recognitions for the Cub Scout Academics and Sports program fit only on the blue web belt.

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 plaid for Webelos Scouts.
  • Neckerchief slide—Official gold-tone metal slide with the Webelos logo. Boys may wear handmade neckerchief slides.
Remember, the shirt will last through fifth Grade - so size it appropriately.


Optional:
  • Trousers or shorts—Official blue or green.
  • Belt—Official navy-blue or olive web belt with metal buckle and Webelos Scout emblem.
  • Socks—Official socks are available in three lengths: ankle, crew, and knee.
  • Cap—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.  


Time to Sew?

The image to the right will help with the placement of emblems and patches.


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 (look to the left 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.