THE TROOP 950 UNIFORM
Scouts are expected to have, care for, and wear a uniform. If such circumstances arise where a scout cannot get a uniform on his own please contact the Scoutmaster. It isn’t necessary to have the latest “style;” all Scout uniforms, regardless of vintage, are officially accepted. No boy will ever be turned away from Scouting if his family can’t afford a uniform.
CLASS-A UNIFORM. The Class-A uniform shall be worn to all regular Troop meetings, or at certain other events as directed by the Senior Patrol Leader. Wearing the uniform when appropriate is an important part of Scout Spirit, which in turn is an important part of a Scout’s advancement. At a minimum, the Troop 950 Class-A uniform consists of:
· Scout shirt, with epaulet tabs;
· Troop-issued neckerchief, with slide;
· Official BSA uniform pants (preferred), or muted-green or olive pants (or shorts when season permits);
· BSA Cap. If the Scout does not have a suitable hat, no other hat will be worn;
· Correct insignia, consisting of:
Council shoulder patch;
Unit number (950);
World Scouting emblem;
Current Quality Unit insignia;
Patrol insignia (when issued);
Leader insignia, if applicable;
Arrow of Light insignia,
Uniform shirts shall be buttoned, and tucked into pants or shorts. Athletic attire (gym shorts, etc.) are not part of the Class-A uniform, and are not acceptable. At certain events, such as Courts of Honor, Color Guard Duty, Scout Sunday, or other events as directed by the Senior Patrol Leader, Scouts will wear, if applicable, their Merit Badge Sash and Order of the Arrow Sash.
Class-B UNIFORM. The Class-B uniform is more relaxed. Any Scout related T-Shirt will be accepable with scout pants/shorts. The Troop hat is also worn. This is our daytime summer camp uniform, and most Scouts choose to wear it at outdoor Troop activities when weather permits. This is encouraged. Dinner at Scout summer camp requires a change into the Class-A uniform.
BSA Socks are strongly encouraged when Scouts are wearing shorts.