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 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 wear the Webelos neckerchief (plaid with the Webelos emblem), Webelos neckerchief slide (handmade slides are also acceptable), Webelos cap, and Webelos belt buckle.
Note that the Webelos belt buckle will fit either the blue or the olive belt, but the adventure loop recognitions fit only on the blue web belt.
The Webelos uniform consists of 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 or red above the right pocket.
- Belt—Official navy-blue or olive green web belt with metal buckle and Cub Scout or Webelos emblem.
- Neckerchief—Triangular neckerchief is plaid for Webelos Scouts. Official BSA neckerchiefs are the only neckerchiefs boys should wear. Packs should not make their own pack neckerchiefs for boys.
- Neckerchief slide—Official gold-tone metal slide with the Webelos logo. Boys may wear handmade neckerchief slides.
- Cap—Official olive green cap with plaid front panel and Webelos emblem.
- Trousers or shorts—Official blue with the Cub Scout blue shirt; Official olive with the tan shirt.
- Socks—Official socks are available in three lengths: ankle, crew, and knee. Blue with gold tops are worn with the blue uniform; Olive with red tops are worn with the tan/olive uniform.
This uniform will be worn at least through the 5th grade, so size appropriately!
The Uniform Code:
Your son should/will be encouraged to wear his uniform appropriately. The shirt should always be tucked in and orderly. He should understand the importance of representing the entire Boy Scout Organization while in uniform.
Time to Sew?
This Uniform Inspection Sheet will help you with patch placement.
Patches You’ll need to Buy
- Scout Emblem (above left pocket)
- Council Patch*
- Pack Numbers*
- Flag comes with the shirt
- Den Number
To get an idea of pricing, or to order items online, visit http://www.scoutshop.org This is the official online scout shop. They should have the same prices as our local scout shop.
Patches You don’t need to Buy
Any Rank Advancement Badge or Patch that your boy earns will be awarded (at no cost) during the Monthly Pack Meetings. You will need to sew them on, but they are provided.
Every year at Crossover, we award each boy his next rank’s neckerchief and slide. You will need to purchase the first ones, but we will provide the rest.
Where to Purchase Items
Before most pack meetings we normally make a trip to the Scout Shop. You might contact the Advancement Chair if you need a patch or two – we might be able to save you a trip and pick them up for you at our cost. You are also welcome to order any needed items online or however you like.
* The Pack may have Council Patches, Pack Numbers, and other standard patches in stock. Check with the Cubmaster, Committee Chair, or Advancement Chair for availability.
Wearing the Uniform
In general, every Cub Scout should wear his uniform to all Cub Scouting activities, including den and pack meetings, unit outings, and any activities done with members of the den or pack.
When playing sports, going to camp, or participating in other physical activities, a pack may opt to have the Cub Scouts wear an alternate uniform, such as an activity shirt. These are sometimes refered to as Class B Uniforms.
Pack leaders should provide advance notice of any occasion when the boys should wear anything other than the complete uniform.
Here are some tips for wearing the uniform:
- DO keep the uniform clean and in good repair. The official uniform is a sturdy, machine-washable garment that will last for years with proper care.
- DO be sure to wear the complete uniform. A Cub Scout wearing a uniform with parts missing is not in uniform.
- DO NOT wear non-BSA badges, awards, or insignia on the Cub Scout uniform or make any alterations to the uniform or insignia.
- DO NOT mix uniform parts with non-uniform clothing, such as wearing a uniform cap with other clothing or wearing the uniform shirt with blue jeans. The uniform should be treated as a unit—worn in its entirety, or not at all.
Any time you are uncertain about uniform regulations, ask the den leader for guidance.