The Tiger Uniform


Required:
  • Shirt (Long or Short Sleeve)
  • Hat
  • Neckerchief
  • Slide
The shirt will last through third Grade - so size it appropriately.

Optional:
  • Pants or Shorts
  • Belt
Each Year:
  • New Hat
  • New Neckerchief
  • Same Slide for Wolf and Bear Dens.
The Uniform Code:

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

The Cubmaster and/or Asst. Cubmaster will specify when a certain class of uniform must be worn. (Please refer to the Wearing the Uniform section below)


To Sew or not to Sew?

The image above will help with the placement of emblems and patches.  Sewing the patches on works well but can be time consuming.  Consider using Badge Magic (available online or at the Scout Shop) instead of sewing.  Badge Magic is a glue that will semi-permanently affix the patches to your uniform.  They offer cut-to-fit sheets, as well as die cut uniform kits for Cub Scouts.  Cut-to-fit sheets usually work best as the uniform kits don't have sheets for activity segments.  


Patches You'll need to Buy
  • Scout Emblem (above left pocket)
  • Cascade Pacific Council Patch
  • Sunset Trail District Patch (on right pocket)
  • Pack Numbers (198)
  • 60 Year Veteran bar
  • Flag will come with shirt
  • Den Number (your Den #)

 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.  Our local Nor'West Scout Shop is located in downtown Portland.


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.

Official Cub Scout Insignia Guide

Here is the official Cub Scouts Insignia Guide covering patch and award placement for all Cub Scouts insignia.

Where to Purchase Items

Before most pack meetings we normally make a trip to the Nor'West Scout Shop.  You might contact the Advancement Chair or Den Leader if you need a patch or two - we might be able to save you a trip and pick them up for you at our cost.  You are also welcome to order any needed items online or however you like.

  * When you go to the Nor'West Scout Shop, let the folks there know which pack and Den you belong to and they will get the appropriate patches for you.  They are very helpful.


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, a pack may opt to have the Cub Scouts wear an alternate uniform, such as an activity shirt. These are sometimes refered to as Class B Uniforms.  

Pack leaders should provide advance notice of any occasion when the boys should wear anything other than the complete uniform.

We will have the following uniform classes and will be referred to appropriately:

Class A - Scout Shirt, belt, BSA-Blue long pants or shorts (jeans may be worn)

Class A "special" Scout shirt, belt, neckerchief, slide, BSA-blue long pants or shorts (jeans may be worn)(hat-optional)

Class B - Pack T-shirt, jeans or shorts (hat-optional)

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 leader for guidance.