Scout uniforms

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

Pack 104 Uniform Policy & Guidelines

All Cubs in Pack 104 should have a uniform and wear it to our Pack Meetings and most formal and public events.  The official uniform is often called the “Class A” uniform.  Our Pack issues all new scouts a Pack t-shirt (often called our “Class B” uniform).  We will let you know which uniform to wear for various activities.  Note that the Boy Scouts of America is a non-political organization chartered by Congress and the uniform should never be worn to political events or gatherings.

Pack 104’s Uniform:
  • Lion Cubs wear just the Lion hat, t-shirt, neckerchief and slide
  • Tiger Cubs wear the standard Cub Scout blue uniform
  • Wolf Cubs wear the standard Cub Scout blue uniform
  • Bear Cubs wear the standard Cub Scout blue uniform
  • Webelos & AOL Scouts have the option of wearing the tan Scouts BSA or blue Cub Scout uniform
Required Uniform items
  1. official Scout Handbook (Lion, Tiger, Wolf, Bear, or Webelos as appropriate – note the coil-bound books last longer)
  2. official Long or Short Sleeve Shirt (blue except Webelos who can pick blue or tan, and Lions who have their own special t-shirt)
  3. official Web belt and buckle (Tiger Cub, Cub, or Webelos)
  4. official Neckerchief (Lion, Tiger, Wolf, Bear, or Webelos)
  5. official Neckerchief slide (Lion, Tiger, Wolf, Bear, or Webelos) (note the Pack provides this in June for the following year, but only for boys who are in the Pack at that time)
  6. official Cap (Lion, Tiger, Wolf, Bear, or Webelos)
  7. official Insignia (all ranks except for Lions)
    – “Golden Gate Area Council” Shoulder Patch (the local scout shop may sell this pre-sewn on the shirt for you)
    – “60 year” veteran unit insignia bar (goes between the Council patch and 104 numbers)

    – “1“, “0“, and “4” Unit Numerals
    – Den # strip or Patrol patch (ask your Den Leader)
    – World Crest Emblem (purple fleur-de-lis patch – note there are optional rings you can buy to go around it)

    – Webelos Colors shoulder ribbon tassle (for Webelos only)

  8. official blue shoulder loops (for tan Webelos uniform shirt only)
Optional items (our Pack recommends the uniform pants & socks but Scouts have the option of wearing neat and clean dark blue slacks in place of the official pants)
  • official Switchback Pants or Shorts (blue, except Webelos who can pick blue or Boy Scout green)
  • official Socks – ankle, crew or knee (blue and yellow,  except Webelos who can pick blue or Scouts BSA green)

Where to sew/iron-on the badges:

Cub Scout Insignia guide with more detailed instructions
Uniform Inspection Sheet (PDF) we use to check the uniforms typically once a year

Be sure to first talk top your Den Leader before purchasing.  You can purchase at: (official online shop) or locally at:
Pleasant Hill Scout Shop, 800 Ellinwood Way, Pleasant Hill,  tel 925-674-8500
McCalou’s Dept Store, 6211 Medau Place, Piedmont,   tel 510-339-2210