Male Cub Scout Leader Uniforms

All men who are Scouting leaders wear the same uniform with shoulder loops that indicate their program (blue shoulder loops indicate Cub Scouting). The official uniform consists of the following parts:

  • Trousers or shorts - Official olive trousers or shorts are available in cotton, polyester/cotton blend, and polyester/wool blend.
  • Shirt - Official tan shirt is available with long or short sleeves, button-down pockets, and epaulets
  • Socks - Olive socks are available in three lengths: ankle, crew, and knee.
  • Belt - Leaders may opt to wear the olive web belt or an official leather belt.
  • Cap - Leaders who opt to wear a cap may wear the blue and gold leaders' cap or they wear the same visored cap as the youth they serve.

Neckwear is also optional for leaders, but there are a handful of options:

  • Necktie - An olive or tan dress tie may be worn.
  • Necktie - A Cub Scout leader bolo tie is also available.
  • Leader Neckerchiefs - A Cub Scout leader neckerchief with navy blue with gold edging and gold Cub Scout emblem may be worn by all Cub Scout leaders. Specialized neckerchiefs are also available for Tiger Cub den leaders and Webelos den leaders.

Badges and Insignia

For guidance on the proper placement of all badges and insignia, see the BSA's Uniform and Insignia Guide (No. 33066, available at your local council service center)