Does my child need a uniform?

The Boy Scouts of America has always been a uniformed body. Pack 9 requires all their scouts to have the mini­mum uniform and to wear it in the prescribed manner. We wear the uniform because it is a means of identifying ourselves openly with the principles to which we are committed — character development, citizenship train­ing, physical and mental fitness. We require our Cub Scouts to wear the official Class A uniform to pack meetings, when selling popcorn and when completing non-dirty community services, such as walking in parades, flag raisings, and other activities. The shirt should be tucked in and looking sharp!

As a minimum, the following uniform items are required:

  • Cub Scout blue shirt (short or long sleeve). The tan shirt is an option for all Webelos & is recommended for 2nd year Webelos.
  • Insignia. The Scout Shop at the Gulf Ridge Council Service Center will help you with everything you need. Let them know your pack number is 9.
  • Neckerchief and slide
  • The Cub Scout cap
  • Blue shorts
  • Closed toe shoes

Optional items: Belt and belt buckle, Cub Scout shorts/pants, Cub Scout socks.

Each child will be required to have his own handbook. Remember to get the handbook appropriate for the program in which your boy will be participating (Tiger, Wolf, Bear or Webelos). Cub Scout Uniform

Tampa Scout Shop:

Boy Scouts of America Greater Tampa Bay Area Council

13228 N. Central Ave. Tampa, FL 33612.