Where to buy uniforms

Buy Cub Scout uniforms in person from the Cabrillo Scout Shop at 3000 Shoshonean Rd, San Pedro, CA 90731.

You can also get uniforms online at scoutshop.org.

Going in person is easier because the staff will help set you up with a complete and correct uniform.  They will also sew on patches for a discounted price.

Field Uniform (Class A)

Parents! Not sure what to buy? Click here for a Cub Scout uniform shopping checklist for all ranks.

Class A Guidlines

  • Wear the official Class A uniform to all Pack events.
  • When interacting with the public, the scouts must wear dark blue pants (not blue jeans).
  • Webelos and Arrow of Light scouts wear the tan Boy Scout shirt and olive green pants.
  • Shirts MUST be tucked in at all times.
  • Neckerchiefs may be worn above or below the collar.
  • Closed-toed sneakers, hiking boots, or dress shoes should be worn with this uniform.
  • Open-toed shoes and Crocs are not permitted at camping, hiking, or other similar outdoor activities.
  • Heelies may not be worn at anytime regardless of whether the Scout is wearing a Class A or Class B uniform.  Fortunately, this fad seems to have passed.

Activity Uniform (Class B)

Pack 234’s activity uniform is a T-shirt with our pack number and logo on the chest.  The design is TBD. Each scout (Tigers and above) receives 1 for free upon joining.  Replacements or size upgrades cost $10.  Adults sizes cost $10 too.

Class B Guidelines

  • Class B shirts are only worn to pack campouts and upon direction of the Cubmaster.  Otherwise, class A uniforms are worn at all times.
  • Class B shirts may also be worn to summer camp unless different instructions are given.
  • Any pants or shorts are permitted (blue, olive green, or denim are preferred).  The shirt is not tucked in.
  • The rank-specific official hat is worn, and scouts should salute when in the class B uniform.
  • Do not wear the neckerchief or any patches or pins.

Lion Cubs

Lions only have one uniform, the blue t-shirt with Lion logo and optional Lion hat.  It can be worn to all den and pack events.

Other Items

Every scout needs a handbook for his current rank, but you don’t necessarily need to purchase your own handbook. Dens can share books or take one from the pack library, if available.

Cub scouts are awarded medals, pins, loops, and patches for various activities.  Most are wearable on the uniform, but there’s a limit to how many can fit.  See the Cub Scout insignia guide for more details.

Extra patches and pins can be worn on a red felt vest (official BSA version or homemade) over the class A uniform.

Additional Resources

For help on uniform issues — such as with respect to the placement of rank emblems — the following on-line resources may be helfpful:

BSA Insignia Guide (complete on-line guide)

BSA Official Uniform Website – with links to purchasing

Webelos Patrol Names

Scouts love silly names. If you give them complete latitude on picking a patrol, they’ll go on an epic quest to find the most ridiculous patrol name possible and then try to top it. It is very important that the ultimate choice be theirs, but you, as the adult, can steer their range of choices.

Patrol listing from the orginal 1911 BSA handbook: (page 20) (page 21)

Patrol listing from the 1929 Patrol Leader’s guide: (patch listing)

Word document showing “standard” patrol names: (pdf document)

Other sites for patrol patch ideas:

Patrol names with “nuclear”, “radioactive”, or “flaming” require Cubmaster approval.  The Cubmaster may veto a name that is in poor taste or disrespectful.