Boy Scout Uniforms
Scout uniforms are an important part of the Boy Scouts of America
program and one of the methods of scouting. Each boy gets to be part of
a group demonstrated by their uniform and each group has a personal
sense of identity. The scout uniform is also a display case for a
scout's individual accomplishments and recognitions. We wear the uniform
to associate ourselves with the principles to which we are committed -
character development, citizenship training, and physical and mental
fitness. The uniform is not intended to hide our individuality, but it
is a way we give each other strength and support.
The Scouting movement is built on positive values. As we wear the
uniform in cub scouts and boy scouts, we stand together and encourage
each other to live by those principles. Scouts and adults alike should
take pride in belonging to this program and wear the uniform correctly.
The official scout uniform consists of shirt, pants, belt, and socks. A
neckerchief and hat are optional. In reality, each unit may have
different uniform expectations. Our Lebanon troops provide neckerchiefs
and clasps for their scouts and do not require official scout pants or
socks. Having all scouts consistently uniformed for meetings and outings
makes for a much better adventure. It is also important to remember that
the scout uniform is not a mandatory part of scouting and a scout should
not be prohibited from participating just because he does not have a
uniform, or a complete uniform.
Class B troop t-shirts may also be acceptable for wear at some events
where the Class A could become damaged or heavily soiled. Talk to your
troop leadership about Class B t-shirt use in the troop.
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