What you need to know when buying:
Your Council: Connecticut Yankee Council
Your Pack #: Pack 7
Your Den # (depends on your grade and year):
Program Year 2016 - 2017
Grade 1 = Tiger, Den #5
Grade 2 = Wolf, Den #1
Grade 3 = Bear, Den #2
Grade 4 = Webelos I, Den #4
Grade 5 = Webelos II, Den #3
Uniform & Handbooks:
Advice: Consider buying your younger scout a larger shirt (youth size medium for Tigers/Wolves) at first and let them grow in to it, this avoids having to resew the patches multiple times with new shirts. We also recommend buying just one short sleeved blue shirt. When temperatures require more, we simply layer up. One shirt, one set of patches. Simple.
Pack 7 does not "enforce or expect" the boys to wear the scout pants or socks... just buy from the belt up... belt, shirt, cap, neckerchief & metal slider, and uniform insignia patches; council shoulder patch, BSA logo shirt patch, sleeve pack# patch (7), sleeve Den # (see above based on grade level), and den level Scout handbook. The nice staff at the Milford Scout Shop will happily show you where the patches get placed! (plus the PDF guide link is right below).
Items unique to the Cub Scout Den level (grade level):
Cap, neckerchief & metal slider, and the Cub Scout handbook. (Tigers orange, Wolves yellow, Bears blue, Webelos plaid).
Sewing on the patches: I advise bringing the uniform shirt and patches to New Canaan Cleaners, 12 East Maple St. (new location as of 9/2014), New Canaan.
Uniform Patch Placement PDF
Patch Placement Guides: National BSA
BSA National Scout Shop, Milford, CT (We recommend GO HERE)
60 Wellington Road
Just of the Merritt at Exit 55A (Directions & MAP, don't rely on GPS)
National Store – They have everything!
(worth a visit, great selection of books and learning resources!)
Monday - Friday 9:00AM - 6:00PM
Saturday - 10:00AM - 2:00PM
(See store link above for Extended Hours.)
Darien Sport Shop, 3rd Floor, Boys Dept., in glass case at register.
Right off Exit 11
1127 Post Road Darien, CT
Monday - Saturday: 9:00am - 5:30pm
Thursday: 9:00am - 7:00pm
(They sell the glue on "patch magic", but you REALLY want patches sewn on at the start)
(Uniforms & Handbooks only, no advancement items) NOTE: Best to call first, they are sometimes "sold out" of main items.
Greenwich Council Scout Shop (a Scout shop, but NOT our Scout Council)
63 Mason Street
Monday through Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Stocks a variety of badges, uniforms, books, resources, program materials.
More information by 203-869-8424 ext. 3002 (Scout shop ext. 2)
Problem: they may not carry our Connecticut Yankee Council patch.
New York City
Empire State Building, 5th Floor
5th Ave & 34th Street
National Store – They have everything
Problem: they may not carry our Connecticut Yankee Council patch
Order on the WEB:
In general, every Cub Scout should wear his uniform to all Cub Scouting activities, including den and pack meetings, unit outings, and any activities done with members of the den or pack.
When playing sports, going to camp, or participating in other physical activities, a pack may opt to have the Cub Scouts wear an alternate uniform, such as an activity shirt or Pack T-Shirt known as a "Class B" uniform. Pack leaders should provide advance notice of any occasion when the boys should wear anything other than the complete uniform.
Here are some tips for wearing the uniform:
- DO keep the uniform clean and in good repair. The official uniform is a sturdy, machine washable garment that will last for years with proper care. Don't dry on high heat! It will last for years when dried on lowest dryer setting.
- DO your best to wear the complete uniform.
- DO NOT wear non-BSA badges, awards, or insignia on the Cub Scout uniform or make any alterations to the uniform or insignia.
- Please mark your uniform parts with your scout's initials, as uniform parts are often "exchanged" or mislaid during play at pack and Den meetings, or during activities such as camping and hiking. Use a permanent marker to write initials on the garment tag for the hat and neckerchief. Consider looping the neckerchief ends up and behind/around the slider once (or rig with a safety pin) to prevent loss during wear (the sliders are the most "lost" item during early scouting, followed by unmarked caps, and handbooks. Please fill in all contact information on the inside cover of your scout's handbook, including Pack #7, cell #, and email... when it gets "lost" you will be glad for it's return!
Where do I put all the Patches?
Pack 7 Cub Scouts, New Canaan, CT