Each Cub Scout will need his own uniform and handbook. Uniforms, handbooks, and other scouting supplies can be purchased from the:
|The Scout Shop
3213 Walker Ave. NW
Grand Rapids, MI 49544-9775
|Store hours are:
Monday 9:00 am to 7:00 pm
Tuesday thru Friday 9:00 am to 6:00 pm
Saturday 10:00 am to 2:00 pm
Although the official BSA policy requires uniform pants, Pack 3301 does not require you to purchase the official pants. Any dark blue or black colored pants can be worn with the uniform.
|Tiger Cub Uniform
For Tiger Cubs, the uniform consists of a blue Cub Scout Uniform shirt, selected patches (see “Patches” below), neckerchief and matching orange hat (optional). Tiger Cubs who earn Academic or Sports belt loops should also obtain an official Cub Scout belt.
Since the blue Cub Scout shirt can be worn from first grade through fifth grade, we recommend parents of boys just starting Cub Scouts in second or third grade to purchase a shirt that will allow plenty of room for growth. We also recommend that you buy a short sleeve uniform shirt. During winter months, scouts can wear a turtle-neck or sweatshirt under their shirt for extra warmth.
Tiger Cubs may also wear the orange T-shirt with the Tiger Cub emblem on the front.
||Wolf and Bear Cub Scout Uniform
Wolf and Bear Cub Scouts wear the blue Cub Scout uniform shirt. The uniform consists of the uniform shirt, selected patches (see “Patches” below), a neckerchief for their age-level (yellow for Wolves, blue for Bears), a neckerchief slide, official blue belt, and yellow-and-blue Cub Scout cap (optional).
The Webelos uniform consists of the uniform shirt, selected patches (see “Patches” below), the Webelos neckerchief, the Webelos neckerchief slide, uniform belt, and dark green Webelos cap (optional). Webelos Scouts may either wear the blue Cub Scout uniform or the khaki-and-tan Boy Scout uniform. Again, dark blue pants are to be worn with the blue Cub Scout uniform and dark green or khaki pants with the tan uniform shirt. The Webelos uniform is the same for both fourth and fifth graders.
Patches. When purchasing a uniform, Cub Scouts and Webelos also need to obtain several patches:
Placement of Patches. Patches are designed to be sewn onto the uniform. Guides for patch placement can be found inside the front and back covers of the Wolf and Bear books. Note that only one “temporary patch” is permitted on the uniform and should be placed on the right pocket. Temporary patches include those for special camps, hikes, or other Cub Scout events. An illustrated guide to patch placement can be found elsewhere in this Handbook.
Wearing the Uniform. Cub Scouts should wear their uniform at all Den meetings, Pack meetings, and outings. We also expect that boys will wear their Cub Scout shirts tucked into their pants.
Handbooks. Each Scout should have a handbook for the respective rank. We recommend parents familiarize themselves with their son’s book.