Cub Scout Uniforms & Scout Shop Information
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).
Families need to have the Cub Scouts blue short- or long-sleeved shirt. This part of the uniform is worn at every den and pack meeting. A note regarding the shirt may be needed by the school on den meeting days. Badges (earned through advancement) are expected to be affixed to the uniform shirt in accordance with BSA guidelines and as shown in the attached illustrations as soon as possible after they are earned.
Aside from the shirt, our pack provides a neckerchief and slide to be worn at pack events where we ask that the kids wear their “full” uniform. There are no other parts to the uniform that we ever require. Generally, kids wear the bottom of their school uniform and that fills things out perfectly.
The basic set of badges
Visit the BSA online for the “where to” for each badge.
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”.
5. Rank badges
_Lions_ (kindergartners) wear a Bobcat badge.
_Tigers_ (first graders) add a Tiger badge.
_Wolves_ (2nd graders) add a Wolf badge.
_Bears_ (3rd graders) add a Bear badge.
_Webelos_ don’t need to add any more rank badges, but their shirt should start filling up with special achievements and advancements. The BSA offers a tan “Webelos-only” shirt (again not required).
6. Nothing else. Please do not attach anything other than official BSA Cub Scouts badges and advancements to a uniform.
Prices for uniforms:
Shirt: $24.99 (our only requirement is a shirt)
Pant: $24.99 (optional)
Scout Shop & Uniform Exchange Information / North Star Council
You can purchase scouting items at the ScoutStuff online store.
6202 Bloomington Road
Fort Snelling, MN 55111
Monday – Friday, 9:30 AM – 6:30 PM
Saturday, 9:30 AM – 3:00 PM
**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 call Mona Rosow / Pack 73 Secretary with any questions: firstname.lastname@example.org or mobile: 612-702-9157.