The Cub Scout uniform has the following parts:

  • 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.
  • Trousers or shorts—Official blue.
  • Belt—Official navy-blue web belt with metal buckle and Tiger, Cub Scout, or Webelos Scout emblem.
  • Socks—Official socks are available in three lengths: ankle, crew, and knee. Tigers' socks are navy blue with orange tops. Cub Scouts' socks are navy blue with gold tops.
  • Cap—Official navy-blue cap with orange front panel and tiger cub emblem for Tigers; yellow panel and wolf emblem for Wolf Scouts; blue panel and bear emblem for Bear Scouts. Webelos Scouts wear an olive cap with a plain panel bearing the Webelos logo.
  • Neckerchief—Triangular neckerchief is orange with navy-blue trim for Tigers, gold with navy-blue trim for Wolf Scouts, light blue with navy-blue trim for Bear Scouts, and plaid for Webelos Scouts. Official BSA neckerchiefs are the only neckerchiefs that boys should wear. Packs should not make their own pack neckerchiefs.
  • Neckerchief slide—Official gold-tone metal slide with the Tiger, Cub Scout, or Webelos Scout logo. Boys may wear handmade neckerchief slides.


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Webelos Scout 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 that Boy Scouts wear.

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 should wear the Webelos neckerchief (plaidwith the Webelos emblem), Webelos neckerchief slide (handmade slides are alsoacceptable), Webelos cap, and Weblos belt buckle.

Note that the Webelos belt buckle will only fit the blue cotton web belt (item number 64046-64048).

Dress Uniforms for Leaders

A dress uniform, like the uniform worn by professional Scouters, is appropriate for all Scouting leaders on formal occasions. The dress uniform consists of the following:

  • Blazer—A dark-blue, two-button blazer is available in worsted wool, lamb's wool, or cashmere. Official BSA blazers have gold-plated buttons bearing the universal emblem.
  • Emblem—An embroidered Boy Scout emblem is to be worn on the pocket of the men's or women's blazer.
  • Slacks—Heather gray worsted wool trousers are available for men. Slacks or a skirt are available for women.
  • Belt—The official black leather belt with gold buckle is to be worn with trousers or slacks.
  • Neckwear—Silk neckties with red, gold, and navy stripes are available for men and women.
  • Shoes—Black dress shoes are to be worn with the dress uniform.

Note that no BSA insignia, other than the blazer emblem, are worn with the dress uniform.


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Special-Purpose Uniforms

While the official uniform should be worn to all den and pack meetings and formal events, the den or pack may designate a special-purpose uniform, such as the Cub Scout Activity Shirt (shown here) to be worn in place of the official uniform shirt for certain activities, such as sporting events or day camp.

Except as noted above, the pack does not have the authority to make changes to the uniform, and should encourage proper uniform use by all members. Specifically:

  • No alteration of or addition to the official uniform, badges, or insignia—or the rules and regulations concerning the wearing of the uniform—is permitted.
  • Uniform parts should not be worn with other clothing.
  • Badges and other insignia should be worn only on the uniform (with the exception of a red patch vest that may be used to display temporary insignia) and only as directed by the Insignia Guide, BSA Supply No. 33066

The local council service center can provide unit leadership with guidance in any instance where the appropriate use of the uniform is uncertain.

Badges and Insignia

For guidance on the proper placement of all badges and insignia, see the BSA's Guide to Awards and Insignia (No. 33066, available at your local council service center).