Uniform Policy

Wearing uniforms has been a practice of the Scouting movement from the beginning. Uniforms have many benefits including:

  • Equality. The uniform represents a democratic ideal of equality. Children from various cultures and different economic levels wear the same uniform and cooperate as equals.

  • Identification. The uniform identifies a child 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 their 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.

Class A uniforms are considered the official BSA uniforms sold at the Abraham Lincoln Council Scout Store or online at www.scoutshop.org

Class B uniforms are t-shirts purchased through the pack.

Pack 31 understands that BSA uniforms are not inexpensive and as a result has tried to adopt a uniform policy that reduces the amount of Official BSA apparel and allows Scouts to spend some time in Scouting before making a big investment.