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Troop 279 Uniform Standards

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.

Personal equality. The uniform represents a democratic idea of equality; bringing people of different racial, economic, religious, national, ethnic, political, and geographical 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. When worn on the correct occasions, it can attract new members.

Achievement. The uniform shows the wearer’s activity, responsibility, and achievement. What each youth or adult member has accomplished with program opportunities can be recognized by the insignia worn on the uniform.

Personal commitment. The uniform is a constant reminder to all Tiger Cubs, Cub Scouts, Boy Scouts, Varsity Scouts, Venturers, and adults of their commitment to the ideals and purpose of the Boy Scouts of America. The uniform encourages them to take Scouting seriously because of the investment in uniforms by parents of youths and by adults. The uniform is a way of making visible members’ commitment to a belief in God, loyalty to country, and helping others at all times.

The leaders of Scouting—both volunteer and professional—promote the wearing of the correct complete uniform on all suitable occasions.

If you would like to verify the correct use of a BSA uniform, please take a look at the BSA Uniform Inspection Sheet.

Class A and Class B are unofficial nicknames for the scout uniforms.

  • Class A is the nickname for the BSA “Field Uniform”.
  • Class B is the nickname for the BSA “Activity Uniform”.

Uniform Matrix

Troop 279 Uniform Definitions

Dress Field Uniform Field Uniform Activity Uniform
Scout Class A shirt Scout Class A shirt BSA or Troop T-shirt / Sweatshirt
Scout pants or Scout shorts Scout pants / Green/Tan pants/shorts with belt loops Scout pants / Scout shorts or appropriate shorts
Scout belt and buckle Scout or other belt and buckle
Closed toe shoes or boots Closed toe shoes or boots Tennis shoes
Scout Socks Scout Socks Socks
Troop neckerchief and slide
Merit Badge Sash
Scout Handbook Scout Handbook Scout Handbook

When to Wear Each Uniform

Dress Field Uniform Field Uniform Activity Uniform
Troop Elections Travel Summer Activity Schedule
Board of Review Regular Troop Meetings Activities approved by Scoutmaster
Scoutmaster Conference Patrol Leaders Council *Always a good idea to wear under your Class A shirt
Court of Honor Merit Badge Days
scout/troop_279_uniform_guidelines.txt · Last modified: 2016/05/01 14:32 by Jack W. Parks