Cub Scouter Uniform Answers

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A number of Cub Scout leaders have been confused since the introduction of the Centennial Uniform in late 2008. Here are some answers to common questions about the new uniform.

The sources I am using are the 2008 Uniform Guide (from BSA Supply Group), the 2008 uniform inspection sheets, and the May 2008 New Centennial Uniform brochure (70-134).

(You should note that I don’t have definitive answers regarding the female adult leader yellow blouse uniform.)

Is it okay to mix and match parts of the new uniform with the previous uniform?
Yes.  The May 2008 New Centennial Uniform brochure states clearly:  “However, each piece transitions to mix and match with your current uniform.”

What color numerals do Webelos Scouts wearing the tan uniform use?
Forest green. This is shown clearly in the photos of the 2008 Uniform Guide which also states “Webelos Scouts have the option of wearing the forest green and khaki uniform or the blue uniform.”

What color numerals do Cub Scout adult leaders wear?
Forest green. This is shown in the 2008 Uniform Guide photos (such as the one above). However, female adult leaders wearing the yellow blouse probably still wear the red numerals.

Who still wears the red uniform numerals?
Tiger Cubs, Cub Scouts, Webelos Scouts if wearing the blue uniform, Venturers, Venturer adult leaders, and probably female adult leaders wearing the yellow blouse.

Who wears the new forest green loops?
Boy Scouts and adult leaders of Boy Scouts. Cub Scout adult leaders and Webelos Scouts in the khaki uniform still wear blue loops as before.

What hat does a Cub Scout adult leader wear?
According to the 2008 Adult Leader Uniform Inspection Sheet, den leaders wear the same cap as the boys in the den. Pack leaders wear the olive visor cap.

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