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(Dracut, Massachusetts)
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How does Pack 8 wear the uniform?

The Pack 8 uniform rule is “Above the Waist”. Pack 8 does not require the purchase of Official BSA Cub Scout pants and socks. Cub Scouts buy their own complete uniform (hat, shirt, belt and buckle), including council patch, pack numbers, world scouting patch, and den numerals. Depending on adequacy of funds from the fundraiser the Pack then provides all future additions to the uniforms including badges, patches, and pins. Note: Academic and Athletic belt loops are designed to fit the Cub Scout issue belt.
  • Lion cubs:  Lion T-shirt and optional Lion rank hat  
  • Tiger cubs:   Traditional Cub Scout Blue Uniform with orange Cub hat and neckerchief.
  • Wolves:         Traditional Cub Scout Blue Uniform with gold Cub and neckerchief.
  • Bears:             Traditional Cub Scout Blue Uniform with blue Cub hat and neckerchief.
  • Webelos:       Either Cub Scout Blue Uniform or tan Boy Scout uniform shirt, both with Webelos hat and plaid neckerchief.

Pack 8 also uses a custom designed Pack T-shirt, a.k.a. Class B uniform, on all outings to save wear and tear on the official Class A uniform.  It identifies the Pack but is much less costly than the blues. The Pack will organize an order of Class B uniforms annually.


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Why do Cub Scouts wear uniforms?

The uniform makes for brotherhood, since when universally adopted it covers up all differences of class and country.
-Sir Robert Baden-Powell, founder of the Scouting movement

 Wearing uniforms has been a method of the Scouting movement from the beginning. Decades of experience show uniforming to have many benefits, including these:

  • Equality. The uniform represents a democratic ideal of equality. Boys from various cultures and different economic levels wear the same uniform and cooperate as equals.
  • Identification. The uniform identifies a boy as a member of the Cub Scouts. Badges on the uniform tell other members that he belongs to their den, pack, and council. The uniform itself identifies a good citizen to the entire community.
  • Achievement. The uniform displays badges and other awards so the accomplishments of each Cub Scout can be immediately recognized.
  • Commitment. Wearing a uniform is a constant reminder to each Cub Scout of his commitment to the ideals and purposes of Cub Scouting: duty to God, loyalty to country, and helpfulness to others.

For these reasons, among others, all parents should emphasize to their Scouts the importance of wearing the correct and complete uniform on all suitable occasions.

Where can I buy Cub Scout uniforms?

There are two local sources for Cub Scouting uniforms.
  • Woburn Scout Shop: 600 West Cummings Park, Woburn, MA     781-937-4282