Pack 862 uses two uniforms: field uniform (“class A”) and activity uniform (“class B”).
Uniforming is one of the Methods of Scouting. We can assist those with financial need; see below for more information.
Tiger, Wolf, Bear (1st – 3rd grades) field uniform
- Cub Scout shirt
- Cub Scout Switchback pants (the pants legs zip off to become shorts)
- Cub Scout socks: Tigers: Tiger socks. Wolf & Bear: Ankle or crew Cub Scout socks.
- Cub Scout hat: Tiger (1st grade), Wolf (2nd grade), Bear (3rd grade)
- Cub Scout belt
- Cub Scout neckerchief: Tiger (1st grade), Wolf (2nd grade), Bear (3rd grade)
- Cub Scout neckerchief slide: Tiger (1st grade), Wolf (2nd grade), Bear (3rd grade)
Webelos & Arrow of Light (4th and 5th grades) field uniform
IMPORTANT: Below is the tan and olive Boy Scout field uniform. That is recommended when outfitting with new uniforms at this age. Boys carrying over from 3rd grade may continue wearing their blue uniform for as long as desired.
- Boy Scout shirt: microfiber (recommended) or cotton
- Boy Scout Switchback pants (the pants legs zip off to become shorts)
- Boy Scout socks: low-cut or crew
- Webelos cap: S/M or M/L
- Cub Scout belt
- Webelos neckerchief
- Webelos neckerchief slide
The patches in a starter uniform include:
- Council shoulder strip for Circle Ten Council
- 40 Year Veteran Unit Bar Emblem (optional, but it’s nice because we are proud that Pack 862 has been around for decades)
- 862 numerals with red background
- Den number patch (make sure you know your son’s den number before purchasing this!)
- World Crest emblem (optional, but universally worn) and 1910 World Crest Ring Emblem (also optional)
When to wear the field uniform:
- pack or den meetings
- in public at any Scouting activity
- evening meal and evening ceremonies at family campouts
- (optional) to school on the days of Cub Scout events (as of fall 2017, this is permitted at Hexter Elementary; check your own school to see if this is OK)
- Uniform inspection sheets: shows the parts of a full uniform and where to place patches
- Uniform Essentials Guide: details on and costs for each part
- Uniform Builder: assemble a complete uniform in one online purchase
All uniform parts can be purchased from a local Scout Shop, and their employees can help make sure you get all the right parts.
- eBay, thrift shops, or other used uniform banks. Please reference the Uniform Builder so you know what to get. Watch out for shirts with patch glue stains!
- Pack 862’s uniform bank or scholarship if there’s a financial hardship. (Talk to any pack leader.)
Need help sewing on patches? Many local tailors can do it for a nominal charge. Many have good experiences with Hong Kong Tailor in Casa Linda Plaza. Regardless of who you use, bring a printed copy of a uniform inspection sheet for reference.
The activity uniform is a Scout-related t-shirt and street clothes. In Pack 862, this is generally the Pack 862 t-shirt or Webelos Camp t-shirt. If neither are available, any other t-shirt sold by Boy Scouts is OK. Pack 862 t-shirts are $15 and are often sold at major pack events.
The activity uniform is generally worn at events with more strenuous activity, greater mess, informal events, or during the day on Saturday at weekend campouts. That said, the field uniform is the proper dress for all Scout events unless otherwise announced.