The Boy Scouts of America is a uniformed
organization. We encourage you to acquire a
uniform for your Scout at least by the time of the Pack meeting so that they may proudly wear their Bobcat badge and other awards on it.
BSA has many reasons for requiring uniforms. Among them are quick identification of the group, providing a place to display emblems representing hard work by the Scouts, and to foster a sense of brotherhood and pride.
We realize that uniforms can be expensive, so we suggest you start with the shirt and encourage grandparents, aunts, uncles, etc. to purchase Scouting uniform parts, equipment etc. as gifts throughout the year.
Occasionally, the District may sponsor a ‘uniform exchange’ at local malls, where used uniforms, which a Scout has outgrown, can be traded, sold, or purchased at a discount. Your Pack Leaders will inform you of these events as we become aware of them.
Pack 451’s uniform is the official uniform designated by the Boy Scouts of America. An
official uniform (including the BSA shirt, hat
(optional), neckerchief, neckerchief slide, emblems, and so on) is known as a “Class A” uniform (i.e., a dress uniform). Occasionally, it is appropriate that Scouts do not wear their “Class A” uniform), but still be quickly recognizable as Scouts. (For example, while
playing outdoor games or while on a hike). In these cases, Scouts may wear an optional “Class B” uniform consisting of blue jeans or shorts, a printed T-shirt (often with a Scout theme), and their Cub Scout hat. If not otherwise indicated scouts should wear their “Class A uniform.”
The uniforms also sport an assortment of emblems that identify the Scout’s council, pack, rank, and certain accomplishments. Many of these emblems are described on the inside covers of the book for each rank.
BSA requests that Lion, Tiger, Wolf, Bear and Webelos Scouts wear a complete uniform including the official pants (or shorts) and socks.
Lion, Tiger, Wolf, and Bear Cub Scout uniforms consist of the following:
Lions can have either a Lion T-shirt or official Cub Scout Shirt (blue)
• Cub Scout Shirt (blue)
• Cub Scout Pants or Shorts (blue)
• Hat (optional)
• Lion – Lion emblem front
• Tiger Cubs – Orange front
• Wolf – Red front
• Bear – Light Blue front
Lion -- yellow
Tiger – orange
Wolf – red
Bear -- blue
Webelos Scout uniforms consist of:
• Webelos Shirt (blue or tan)
• Webelos Hat (Plaid front – optional)
• Webelos Pants or Shorts (blue or green)
• Webelos Neckerchief and slide
We encourage each boy to wear the complete, official “Class A” uniform, but at least have the shirt, hat, and neckerchief for each meeting.
Webelos Scouts are in transition from Cub Scouts to Boy Scouts. They may also be at an age where they are outgrowing their Cub Scout uniform and need a new one, even though they will bridge to Boy Scouts soon. For this reason, BSA provides the option that Webelos Scouts may wear the blue Cub Scout uniform until they outgrow it. Webelos Scouts
purchasing a new uniform should buy the tan and green Boy Scout uniform.
All Webelos scouts should be wearing the tan and green uniform by the time they earn the Arrow of Light and bridge into a Scout Troop.
Webelos Scouts also wear a set of colorful, braided ribbons called the “Webelos Colors” on their uniform.The activity pins that they earn should be displaced on the Webelos Colors.
Cub Scouts will find that the academic and sports belt loops fit on the blue Scout belt easier than other belts and may wish to include this belt as part of their uniform.
Uniform items that are easily removable (such as hats, neckerchiefs, and neckerchief slides) should be marked permanently with the scout’s initials so that lost items can be returned to their owner.
Pack 451 will provide a neckerchief and slide of the appropriate rank when Scouts join and also when they advance to their new den. If a scout loses these items, it is not the pack’s responsibility to replace them.
Uniforms can be purchased at the Gold Dust Scout Shop at:
4031 Technology Drive, Modesto, CA 95356
Hours of Operation
Monday – Friday: 10:00am to 6:00pm
Saturday: 10:00am to 4:00pm
*Phone orders are accepted and they can have your items to you in 2-3 business days