The official uniform for Scouts is:
– tan shirt, Scouts Canada strip along the top edge of the left pocket.
– our Unique 24th Kitchener neckerchief.
– neckerchief slide (Woggle);
-red sash with green border.
– group, district, regional, provincial, world and sponsor/partner emblems and service stripes. Some of these badges and insignia will already be on your new shirt. Others will be provided by your leaders. Many others will be presented to you as you earn them by your Scout Leader. It is your responsibility to ensure that they get sewn on in the appropriate location. We have provided the illustration at the left to help.
These items, along with other related books and accessories are available at your local Scout Shop.
It may help you to know that your Scout uniform is the same as a Venturer uniform and also as your leaders. The only difference will be the sash, belt, epaulets and some of the insignia. You will be able to use the same shirt and neckerchief when you go to Venturers (although you may outgrow it) so you will want to take good care of it. Your Leaders and family will help you to learn to respect your uniform and wear it proudly. After you are invested, we encourage you to wear the full uniform.
Baden -Powell About Uniforms…
In the words of Baden-Powell at the 1937 World Jamboree, it “hides all differences of social standing in a country and makes for equality; but, more important still, it covers differences of country and race and creed, and makes all feel that they are members with one another of the one great brotherhood”
He also said, “The correct wearing of the Uniform and smartness in turnout of the individual Scout makes him a credit to the Scouting movement. It shows pride in himself and in his Troop. One sloppy Scout, inaccurately dressed, may let down the whole Scouting movement in the eyes of the public. Show me such a fellow and I can show you one who has not grasped the true Scouting Spirit and who takes no pride in his membership in our great Scouting Brotherhood.”