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Scout Uniform and Badges

What do Scouts wear?

Scouts wear a uniform during their weekly meetings and sometimes on trips away, depending on where they’re going and what they’re doing. Usually, this consists of a teal green shirt or blouse with their badges sewn on, which they pair with a scarf, known as a necker. Exact uniforms will vary slightly if your Troop is part of the Air Scouts or Sea Scouts. 

Alongside their shirts, Scouts might wear the accompanying blue uniform trousers or skirt, or they might save their uniform bottoms to wear for special occasions like awards ceremonies and public events – choosing to wear something more casual with their shirt during the week.   Optional accessories such as hats, hoodies, are also available.

Where can I buy my uniform?

Uniform can either be bought from our local shop – Scout Store. If you’re not sure where to start, or could use a little help with uniform costs, fear not. Your Scout leader can chat to you about options. The most important thing when you first arrive is wearing something that you feel natural and comfortable in.

Here’s where to sew on those badges

  1. Wales badge
  2. Group name tape
  3. Scotland/ Northern Ireland Badge
  4. District Badge
  5. County/ Area/ Region Badge
  6. Group badge (if not warn on scarf)
  7. Patrol Badge
  8. Leadership stripe
  9. Union Flag
  10. Group Name tape
  11. Chief Scout’s Award
  1. Challenge Awards
  2. Wales Badge
  3. Occasional Badges
  4. Moving On Award
  5. Joining In Awards
  6. Membership Award
  7. Activity and Staged Activity Badges
  8. Group badge (if worn on scarf)

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