Bear Cub Scout Uniform

Bear Cub Scout Uniform

Bear Cub Scout Uniform

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The uniform is an important part of the Scouting program as it has been since scouting was first started. The uniform identifies the boys and adults with Cub Scouts and gives them a sense of belonging to the den, the pack, and the Boy Scouts of America. Scouts should wear their uniforms to all den meetings, pack meetings, and special pack activities.

The uniform for the Bear Cub Scout is the official blue Cub Scout shirt, Bear neckerchief, and slide. The official Bear cap and blue web belt with a Cub Scout buckle are optional.

Tip: Purchase a short-sleeved rather than long-sleeved shirt for your Bear scout. The short-sleeved shirts are less expensive, cooler in active play, and will not be outgrown as fast as long-sleeved. One short-sleeved shirt should last for the 2.5 to 3 years he'll need it.

The uniform shown here is the Field Uniform. The Activity Uniform is a custom T-Shirt and scout pants, often called a Class B uniform even though that is not correct BSA terminology.

Packs design their own Activity shirt. The best place for Pack t-shirts is the web site. is an official licensee of the Boy Scouts of America with a solid reputation of service and quality products since 1982.

Bear cub uniform

The Bear den leader wears the official Cub Scout leader uniform, Bear neckerchief, and slide.

The Uniform Inspection Sheet has insignia placement guides. There is also a Male & Female Leader Uniform Inspection Sheet. See the BSA Insignia Guide for more information.
If you wonder where a patch goes, it is probably a 'temporary' patch. See Scouting FAQ page for help - it can be displayed on the right pocket, red vest, wall display, or shoebox.

  Bear Cub Scout Uniform Costs

Uniform Patches
World Scout Crest Emblem$1.50
Council Strip???
Den Number$1.50
Pack Number$4.50

Total Uniform Cost
about $101

Useful Items
scout progress

Immediate Recognition Kit (10 scouts) - $7.00

Uniform details, price changes, and other scouting gear is found at ScoutStuff.Org - and you can now purchase online.

Retrieve a list of Scout shops and distributors in your area at this Scout Store Locator

These uniforms are a significant cost for many scouting families. Some possible ways to reduce costs are:

More Bear Scout Information to Use:
  Bear Scout Achievements - Tasks to perform to earn the Bear badge
  Bear Scout Electives - Tasks to perform to earn arrow points
  Bear Scout Activities - great den meeting and pack activity ideas
  Bear Scout Awards - see what awards are available to Bear scouts
  Bear Scout Ceremonies - a few ceremonies
  Cub Scout Games - den or pack games just right for 3rd graders
  Bear Scout Graces - fun meal graces
  Bear Scout Jokes - funny, gross, and silly jokes for scouts
  Bear Scout Projects - community or conservation projects for your Bear den
  Bear Scout Recipes - easy recipes you can make with your scouts for fun snacks or on family campouts
  Cub Scout Skits - skits that Bear Scouts like to do
  Cub Scout Songs - songs for Bears
  Bear Scout Stories - choose stories that Bear scouts will enjoy and understand
  Bear Scout Uniform - make sure you put all those badges and patches in the right spots
  Cub Scout Academics & Sports - extra recognition opportunities
  Bear Scout Schedule - sample schedule of meetings and activities

 Jun 23, 2012 - A. Byron
I noticed that the boys in our local pack doesn't seem to wear the scout pants. Instead, they are either wearing blue jeans or casual pants - some of which are not even blue. I even noticed at my son's only den meeting that the adult leaders were in civvies, and pics on their Facebook page show them only wearing the scout shirts at an award ceremony. Is this typical at the local pack level? I have no problem buying our son scout pants, but don't want to if it might create an issue if he is the only one wearing them.
Jun 24, 2012 - Scouter Paul
Byron - I'd say it's never wrong to have your son wear the uniform to scouting activities.  Seeing him in pants might help the others make the decision to complete their uniforms too.
Unfortunately, many scouts and scouters put the uniform at a low priority, and it is not mandatory in order to participate in scouting.
Jun 26, 2012 - Joseph Pyszora
Our pack does not push the pants since they are not the best fix for many scouts. Plus my son changes pant sizes every six months it seems. I just spent over 100 dollars to get my son everything he needs for bear when it comes to uniforms. Just something to think about.
Dec 10, 2012 - Grandma JoAnne
How about sharing with other members of the Den and Pack.  We used to take donated uniform parts from the boys as they outgrew them.  And they would pick out the uniform parts in the size that they needed.  This also helped the cubs who could not afford a uniform.  Soon after this was started we had everyone in "experienced uniforms."
Sep 02, 2014 - Rachel La Nasa
where do you pin the light of christ pin on the uniform? above the left pocket? can you send me a picture?

please help!

thank you!

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