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Cub Scout Uniforms & Scout Shop Information

For first-timers

Cub Scout shirts are among the most-durable articles of clothing your children will ever own, so we encourage families to “buy for your 5th grader” when picking up that first shirt. It will seem a tad large on them, but you will be surprised at how soon they fill it out.  You’ll need the shirt, and possibly Badge Magic (depending on how much sewing you like to do).

For first-timers

Cub Scout shirts are among the most-durable articles of clothing your children will ever own, so we encourage families to “buy for your 5th grader” when picking up that first shirt. It will seem a tad large on them, but you will be surprised at how soon they fill it out.  You’ll need the shirt, and possibly Badge Magic (depending on how much sewing you like to do).

Prices for uniforms:

Shirt: Currently $24.99 (the only uniform element our scouts buy)
final actual pricing is on the ScoutStuff online store.

Where to find the uniform

Scouts BSA Base Camp Store
6202 Bloomington Road
Fort Snelling, MN 55111
Check with Google for current hours and phone number

**Lower cost shirt and gear option: Uniform Exchange**

A uniform exchange is run by the Council which is different from the Scout Shop that sells used uniforms and gear at a reduced price. They do this the 2nd and 3rd Thursday of each month from 6:00-8:30 pm. Location: Mayflower Church (offered by Boy Scout Troop 189 – basement of church in scouting headquarters)

106 E Diamond Lake Rd, Minneapolis, MN 55419

Please contact your Committee Chair or other current leadership with any questions:  leadership@pack73.org.

The basic set of badges

The BSA online is the official source for “where to” for each badge. Below, find our best representation of how this source applies to us today.

1. The Pack number. This is 3073, with “73” allowed on existing shirts (See **”About that new number”, below). If you buy a new shirt, please put “3073” on it.

2. Our Council patch. This is “Northern Star Council”, since 2005.

3. The World Scouting Crest, with the (optional) Centennial Ring emblem.

4. “Den 1” or “Den 2” (Their den number). Everyone gets “Den 1” except for the Webelos IIs, who get “Den 2”. Girls have the same den numbers as the boys, though their dens will be separate.

5. Rank badges (see explanation below)

6. Nothing else. Please do not attach anything other than official BSA Cub Scouts badges and advancements to a uniform.

 

Uniform badges by rank

Find illustrations for the first few years of scouting on scoutshop.org.

  • Lions (kindergartners)
    wear a Bobcat badge, earned at their first den meeting, and a yellow lion neckerchief and slide. Lions earn their Lion rank at the end of the year. (NOTE The Lion “badge” officially became a “rank” in 2018).
  • Tigers (first graders)
    wear a Bobcat badge (and their Lion badge if they earned it as a kindergartener) with an orange tiger neckerchief and slide, and earn a Tiger badge at the end of the year.
  • Wolves (2nd graders)
    wear Bobcat and Tiger badges with a red wolves neckerchief and slide, and earn a Wolf badge at the end of the year.
  • Bears (3rd graders)
    wear Bobcat, Tiger and Wolf badges with a blue neckerchief and earn add a Bear badge at the end of the year.
  • Webelos 1 (4th graders)
    wear all 4 junior rank badges with the webelos neckerchief; they are recognized for working towards their Arrow of Light but do not earn a rank this year. 
  • Webelos 2
    (5th grade, arrow-of-light candidates) continue to wear all 4 junior rank badges with the webelos neckerchief, and take on the Den number 2; they construct and earn the Arrow of Light at the end of the year, and earn the right to cross over to the Scouts BSA with this insignia. 

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