Uniforms

Where to Buy a Uniform

If you’re buying a uniform for the first time, we highly recommend going to the Washington Crossing Council Scout Shop located at 1 Scout Way, Doylestown, PA 18901, PA. You can find their hours on their website at http://www.washingtoncrossingbsa.org/About/scout-shop. You’ll be able to try on the uniforms and they will have the correct council shoulder patches available. They’re also extremely helpful.

You can also buy a uniform online at https://www.scoutshop.org/cub-scout-collection.

The pack also has a uniform exchange box at every pack meeting where scouts can hand down the uniform bits they no longer need or have outgrown.

What You’ll Need

You will need a uniform and patches.

Here are the current official uniforms pieces by grade/rank: https://www.scouting.org/programs/cub-scouts/cub-scout-uniform/

  • Please note that the scouting.org page mistakenly tells Webelos to get a Bear slider, they should get a Webelos slider.

Patches to get (not needed for Lions):

  • Red Numbers “4” and “3” (for Pack 43, sometimes the pack has a supply of these, check with the uniform exchange coordinator)
  • Den Number (check with your den leader for your den number)
  • Washington Crossing Council shoulder patch (sometimes the pack has a supply of these, check with the uniform exchange coordinator)
  • Purple World Crest patch
  • 50 Year Veteran Bar Emblem (the scout shop won’t know you need this, so be sure to point it out)

Please note:

  • In pack 43 we do not require scouts to have official pants and socks, any dark pants and socks are acceptable.
  • Long or short sleeve shirt is your choice.
  • Belt buckles are interchangeable so you don't need to buy a new one every year.
  • WOLVES: For 2018-19, Wolves can have either red or yellow hats and neckerchiefs (check with your den leader to see what you should get). Beginning in 2019, the official Wolf uniform color will become red.
  • WEBELOS: The new requirements for 2018-19 have all Webelos wearing tan boy scout shirts (in the past blue shirts were still acceptable). You can also choose to get a green boy scout belt with BSA buckle instead of the blue belt (cub scout belt loops only fit on the blue belt). Also, there is a Webelos neckerchief slide.

We STRONGLY encourage you to write your last name on the cap (there’s a white label inside), neckerchief (middle of the longest side—the neckerchief will be wrapped along this side so it will not show), and slider (put a piece of masking tape on the back of the slider). We collect at least one of each of these at every pack meeting and it saves time if we can let you know directly instead of having to ask the entire Pack. Shirts and belts are harder to lose, but if you think your scout can do it you may want to put their last name on those as well.

Attached below for your reference are the formal uniform inspection guidelines issued by the Boy Scouts of America and sheets that show where the patches should go.  Please note that Pack 43 does not include Scout pants in our inspections. There are no uniform inspections for Lions.

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