Being part of a group and learning how to present yourself with pride and professionalism is an important part of Scouting. Cub Scouts wear a Scouting uniform that represents their advancement and helps them inspire each other to success.
Pack 910 is committed to success for each of our Scouts, but we also understand that uniforms can be expensive, and we are an active, outdoors-oriented Pack, so we do a few things to make the uniform part of Scouting a little easier:
- Uniform trading. At the beginning of the year, Pack members will bring uniform items their Scouts have outgrown that are still in good condition for younger Scouts. If someone doesn’t pick up an item right away, we’ll store it in the uniform closet at St. Paul’s, which is available for Scouts throughout the Old Hickory Council.
- Flexibility on shorts and pants. BSA sells customized shorts and pants, but we invite Pack members to wear any comfortable shorts or pants in darker colors (leaders often wear jeans with Scout shirts), especially since Cub Scouts grow out of pants so fast and there are many cheaper options than the custom uniform pants.
- “Class B” shirts. Pack 910 maintains a stock of “Class B” t-shirts, which are included for Scouts in the annual registration fee. These shirts—navy blue with yellow Pack 910 artwork—are great for informal outings and camping when the more formal Scout shirt isn’t necessary.
Uniform items are available from the Scout Store at the Old Hickory Council office building. A couple of tips:
- We recommend the Badge Magic adhesive patch backing as an alternative to sewing on patches—many of us have had good luck with it. Be sure to roll the Council Shoulder Patch a bit first so that it doesn’t pop up at the edges when the shirt is washed.
- We recommend belt buckles and kerchief sliders with the Cub Scouting logo rather than a rank insignia so that you don’t have to change them every year.
If you have questions, don’t hesitate to ask a leader at one of our Pack Meetings. We’re happy to help you assemble the uniform and other equipment you need in the most efficient ways possible, and we want to be sure every Scout has access to a full uniform regardless of family resources.