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. The leaders of Scouting- volunteer and professional- should promote the wearing of the correct, complete uniform on all suitable occasions.
Personal equality - Represents a democratic idea of equality, bringing people of different backgrounds together in the Scouting tradition. Identification - Identifies 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 - Shows the wearer's activity, responsibility, and achievement. The accomplishments of every 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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There are 3 places where you can purchase BSA supplies (click on Facilities), also listed below. Note that you can FAX or PHONE in an order to the BSA Council Scout Shop and they will mail your order to you. 1. Liberty Army & Navy at 1439 Post Rd. East, Westport CT 06880 (across from Pier One Imports) 203-255-6066
2. Liberty Army & Navy at 565 Connecticut Ave. (off of Exit 14 on I-95), Norwalk, CT 06854 203-852-9910
3. National Scout Store (formerly BSA Council Shop), 60 Wellington Road, Milford, CT 06460
(203) 876-6868 / (800) 333-7905
Every cub scout needs to wear their "Class A" uniforms to Pack Meetings unless otherwise directed. (For the pack's purposes, this includes hat, shirt, neckerchief and necklslide to hold the neckerchief. Belts & red vests are optional, as are BSA socks, shorts & pants. Most cubs just wear their own pants or jeans. Some like the belt for belt loops, and most like the red vest which is where the event patches and special awards are sewn--- "brag vest." )
For Den meetings, boys may wear either their Class-A uniform or the Class-B uniform (the pack's T-shirt) depending on the planned den activity. The den leader may provide specific guidance. We encourage boys to wear uniforms to school however suggest that if that is an issue for your son, that you just send either the Class-A or Class-B along in his back pack for changing into before the den meeting.
Every cubscout should have his own Handbook for his rank. By the Webelo rank, they should be brought to every meeting by the Webelo Scout.
See the EXCHANGE on our website's Home Page (click "Exchange) where all members can post information for uniforms/books that are available either to give away, exchange, or sell. We encourage members to pass along gently used uniforms so they can be recycled. All members should use the exchange to post lost & found items as well. Eliminate the middle man and post directly!