Uniforms in Pack 502

The Field Uniform

The main shirt with patches most people are familiar with is called the field uniform, or sometimes “class A.” The younger Lion scouts wear a more simple uniform with their rank’s T-shirt without patches. For more information on field uniform, check out Scouting.org’s Uniform information.

The Activity Uniform

We provide a pack T-shirt for less formal activities or situations that may be more messy/dirty for the scouts such as outdoor functions or while camping. Wearing a non-uniform scouting T-shirt instead is the activity uniform. Sometimes this format is also called “class B.” Cub scout caps, neckerchiefs, shorts, etc. can all be worn as part of the activity uniform.

Benefits of the Uniform

We encourage all cub scouts to collect all the uniform components. Scouts of Tiger, Wolf, or Bear rank who wish to display their adventure loop achievements will need a scout belt. Besides providing belt loops, the scout shorts, skorts and pants work well for their durability and extra pockets.

Wearing the uniform represents Scouting’s spirit of equality and democracy. It gives the scout identity and promotes comradeship with their denmates and the pack. The uniform is practical attire for scouting activities, and provides a way for scouts to wear the badges that show what they have accomplished.

Lion Items

Required:
  • Lion t-shirt
  • Lion cap or hair bow
  • Navy Blue Cub Scout shorts/skorts/pants
  • Navy Blue web belt with metal buckle
  • Cub Scout Lion socks (yellow top) or tights
  • Handbook (rank requirements are also provided online, but having your own copy at meetings can be very handy)

Tiger, Wolf and Bear Items

Required:
  • Navy Blue Cub Scout shirt
  • Alamo Council shoulder patch
  • World crest patches
  • Pack Number patches (502)
  • Den number patch (confirm number with your Den Leader)
  • Hat, by rank
  • Neckerchief and slide, by rank (handmade neckerchief slides are also allowed)
  • Navy Blue Cub Scout shorts/skorts/pants
  • Navy Blue web belt with metal buckle (Important for displaying earned adventure loops)
  • Cub Scout rank-specific socks (Tiger has an orange top; Wolf and Bear have yellow tops)
  • Handbook (rank requirements are also provided online, but having your own copy at meetings can be very handy)

Webelos and Arrow of Light Items

Required:
  • Tan Scouts BSA shirt
  • Blue epaulets
  • Alamo Council shoulder patch
  • World crest patches
  • Pack Number patches (502)
  • Den number patch (confirm number with your Den Leader)
  • Webelos Hat
  • Webelos Neckerchief and slide (handmade neckerchief slides are also allowed)
  • Green Scouts BSA shorts/skorts/pants
  • Green web belt with metal buckle
  • Webelos Den Emblem patch (if one is chosen by Den)
  • Green Scouts BSA socks
  • Handbook (rank requirements are also provided online, but having your own copy at meetings can be very handy)

Please note: While youth tend to grow quickly during their time in Cub Scouts, many uniform items can be reused as needed. Patches can be moved to new shirts as they rank up, and belt buckles can be updated without having to replace an entire belt. The Pack may also have uniform components available that have been donated by scouts who no longer need them.

To purchase your Scout’s uniform and insignia, please visit the Musselman Scout Shop at 2226 NW Military Hwy (210.341.8611 ext 500). The Scout Shop will sew on patches for a nominal fee, currently $3 per patch.