uniforms

Your Two Uniforms and How to Get Them

There are two different types of uniforms in Scouts BSA that you will need. One is a dress uniform you purchase for about $100 from the Scout Shop in Bethesda or on-line from the national BSA web site. The other is a casual Troop 7 tee-shirt with our Troop logo, which you purchase for $15.00 from the Troop treasurer at a Troop meeting (will be available beginning April, 2019).

Dress Uniform

This uniform is worn by all Scouts BSA members and consists of a tan uniform shirt, forest green pants and green belt. This is our most-worn uniform because we wear it to all of our meetings, community service projects and to any activity or event where girls want people to know they are members of Scouts BSA. This uniform is made of machine-washable material that works well indoors and outdoors for hiking and camping.

 

Print out this page and take it with you to the Scout Shop located at 9190 Rockville Pike, Bethesda, MD 20814. Phone: (248) 530-9360. The Scout Shop is open from 9 AM to 5:30 PM on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday. On Thursday the Shop is open from 9 AM to 8 PM. On Saturday the Shop is open from 10 AM to 3 PM.

  • Scout Youth Short-Sleeve Polyester Microfiber Shirt Item: SHSSYTHMICROPLY $39.99
    This is a lightweight tan short-sleeve shirt. Get a shirt with the Council and International patches already sewn on.

  • Scout Youth Polyester Microfiber Switchbacks Pants Item: PNTYTHMICROPOLY $44.99
    These are lightweight forest green pants with zip-off legs so they become shorts.  (NOTE: You can also substitute pants from REI

  • Forest Green Shoulder Loops Item: 64017 $3.99
    These are the dark forest green loops that will slide on to the epilates on the shoulders.

 

The Scout Shop has many other things you can choose to buy, but we suggest you get only the above items at first. Do not buy a hat or neckerchief. You will be provided all of the patches you need to sew on your uniform from the Troop Treasurer. The cost of the patches is included in your dues payment.

If you are unable to visit the Scout Shop, you can shop online by using the above product numbers at: https://www.scoutshop.org/new-uniforms/boy-scouts.html

Casual Uniform

This is a custom designed teeshirt with a Troop 7 logo on the front, commonly referred to as your Class B uniform. Starting in April 2019 your girl will be able to purchase this for $15.00 from the Troop Treasurer during one of our regular Thursday meetings. The Scoutmaster Staff will indicate when the Class B uniform should be worn – usually during service projects, traveling, or casual activities. It should be worn with the green uniform pants unless otherwise announced.

When to Wear Your Uniform

Being in Scouts BSA is something to be proud of, so we wear our complete Dress uniforms to every Troop meeting and when traveling to and from Troop meetings. This includes your green pants (or green shorts), tan shirt (with the green shoulder tabs), and neckerchief. We also wear our Dress uniforms to service projects, marching in parades, touring (museums, businesses, and historic places) and other activities when we are going to be seen together by other people.

We wear our casual uniform when camping during warm weather, at summer camp, when doing messy jobs and other times when the Scoutmaster Staff or Senior Patrol Leader let us know. 

How to Sew On Patches to your Uniform

You will earn many badges, patches and awards in our Troop. Where do you put them all and how do you do it? First, most of these awards will be cloth patches and we recommend that you sew them on your uniform. Because you can only display a limited number of patches on your uniform at any time, we suggest that you might want to sew the extra ones on a blanket or some other item you like.

 

Some people have tried to glue patches on, but this usually ends up looking pretty messy and the patches usually come off in the wash. So, plain old-fashioned needle and thread you can get at a drug store is the best way to go. Some people have a parent or friend with a sewing machine. Getting their help can be really great because the patches go on very straight and look neater. 

 

Here is a great hint: When you buy your uniform shirt at the Scout Shop in Bethesda, ask for one that has the US Flag, Council and international patches already sewn on. You will get a troop patch that has our number and city on it from the Troop Treasurer or the Scout Master.