Uniforms

Uniform Requirements

"Show me a poorly uniformed troop and I'll show you a poorly uniformed leader." - Robert Baden-Powell

The Boy Scouts of America has always been a uniformed body. Its uniforms help to create a sense of belonging. They symbolize character development, citizenship training, and personal fitness. Wearing a uniform gives youth and adult members a sense of identification and commitment.

Unless otherwise specified – scouting events, meetings and activities are “Class A”. There are three types of scouting apparel in 303:

  • CLASS A: Full uniform as described below. This is the standard uniform.
  • CLASS B: All of the same elements as Class A except substitute the uniform shirt and neckerchief with the Class B T-Shirt. Class B’s are worn in activities where the physical demands are not conducive to wearing the full uniform shirt.
  • CLASS C: Consists of the Class B T-Shirt and Jeans or work pants. Typically worn when the activity consists of work which will require the scout getting very dirty and the uniform pants are not to be worn.

All Class B shirts are available for purchase through the troop. Please contact the Scoutmaster to have yours added to the next order.

Boy Scout Class A Uniforms

Following are Troop 303′s requirements for Boy Scout uniforms.
*Provided by Troop 303

  1. Class A Uniform Shirt: BSA tan shirt with proper rank and insignia.
  2. Official BSA green pants or shorts
  3. Official BSA green socks
  4. Official BSA green Boy Scout web belt (or leather high adventure base belt, if earned).
  5. *Troop 303 Neckerchief (Red) and Slide

Leader Class A Uniforms

The leaders of Scouting—volunteer and professional—should promote the wearing of the correct, complete uniform on all suitable occasions. All leaders, officers and committee members, are expected to follow the same uniforming guidelines as our scouts. Following are Troop 303′s requirements for Leading Scout uniforms.
*Provided by Troop 303

  1. Class A Uniform Shirt: BSA tan shirt with proper rank and insignia.
  2. Official BSA green pants or shorts
  3. Official BSA green socks
  4. Official BSA green Boy Scout web belt (or leather high adventure base belt, if earned).

Personal equality – The uniform represents a democratic idea of equality, bringing people of different backgrounds together in the Scouting tradition.

Identification – The uniform identifies youth and adult members of the Boy Scouts of America, visible as a force for good in the community. When properly and smartly worn, the uniform can build good unit spirit.

Achievement – The uniform shows the wearer’s activity, responsibility, and achievement. The accomplishments of every youth and adult member can be recognized by the insignia worn on the uniform.

Personal commitment – The uniform is a constant reminder to all members of their commitment to the ideals and purpose of the Scouting movement. It is a way of making visible members’ commitment to a belief in God, loyalty to country, and helping others at all times.

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