The uniform makes the Boy Scout troop visible as a force for good and creates a positive youth image in the community. Boy Scouting is an action program, and wearing the uniform is an action that shows each Boy Scout's commitment to the aims and purposes of Scouting. The uniform gives the Boy Scout identify in a world brotherhood of youth who believe in the same ideals. The uniform is practical attire for Boy Scout activities and provides a way for Boy Scouts to wear the badges that show what they have accomplished. The uniform to be worn is determined by the type of activity and is made known prior to the activity normally on the Permission Slip for the activity. Uniform inspections are a routine part of Troop 737's Troop Meetings.
Class A: Scout Hat, Scout Shirt with all appropriate insignia, Troop Neckerchief with slide, Scout socks, Scout belt and buckle, and Scout pants or Scout shorts. Shorts should be reserved for less formal events--long pants for formal events. If shorts are worn scout socks are required. If you are only going to get one pair, get long pants.
Used for: Troop Meetings, Ceremonies, Service Projects not requiring physical work, Travel, Scoutmaster Conference, Board of Review. Long pants should be worn for more dignified events such as ceremonies. We typically ask the boys to NOT wear the neckerchiefs when we travel, lest they lose the slide and neckerchief.
Class B: Scout Hat, scout "T-Shirts"; clean, neat, well fitting pants or shorts without holes in them. Shirts with non-scout logos/images are considered inappropriate.
Used for: Work Parties, Hikes, in camp or other locations when the Class A uniform may become soiled or damaged.
Class C: Casual clothing to be worn when doing strenuous or dirty work parties or when having an outing at some public place such as ball games, pizza parlors, etc.
Used for: Work Parties or other places deemed appropriate by troop leadership.
Class F: Formal uniform. Class A uniform with long pants and the addition of the Merit Badge sash and appropriate medals.
Used for: Courts of Honor and other formal ceremonies.
The placement of insignia can be found inside the cover of your Scout Handbook.
Class 'A' Scout Uniform Insignia
- Scout Field Uniform shirt with -
- Green Boy Scout shoulder loops (provided by troop at bridging)
- Troop Neckerchief with slide (provided by troop)
- NOTE: The blue troop neckerchief is normally worn with the Class A uniform. On the first Monday of the month any scout neckerchief may be worn to the meeting. This would include those from summer camps, etc.
- Left pocket patches:
- Rank / Arrow of Light (if earned)
- Service Star(s) - above pocket if earned (provided by troop)
- Knots - above pocket (if earned)
Left sleeve patches:
- Denver Area Council Council strip
- Troop 737 unit numerals (provided by troop)
- first one is provided by troop additional are at cost
- Leadership position--if applicable (provided by troop)
- Trained emblem--if earned in JLT Training (provided by troop)
Right pocket patches:
- Order of Arrow on pocket flap (if earned)
- Venture Strip - above pocket--if earned (provided by troop)
- Name Tag - above pocket--1st class & higher (provided by troop)
Right sleeve patches:
- American flag
- Patrol medallion or Leadership Corps
- Quality Unit--if earned (provided by troop)
Uniforms, camping equipment, craft supplies, patches, awards and recognition items and much more can be purchased by parents, leaders and units.
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