When is the Scout uniform worn?
The Scout uniform is an important part of
Scouting and signifies who we are as an organization. Uniforms are required to
be worn to all Troop meetings and must be worn correctly. Uniforms are not worn
to Patrol meetings. When Troop 5 travels for campouts or other events the trip
permission slip (which also provides you with information on the destination,
what to bring, departure and arrival times) will note whether uniforms are
required for the trip.
The full uniform (described above) is also called a
Class A uniform. There is also a Class B uniform which consists of Scout
shorts, socks, belt and a Troop 5 T-shirt. If a family cannot afford a uniform,
scholarships are available from the Troop Committee. Speak with the Scoutmaster
or Troop Committee Chair. There is also a Troop Uniform Store. As boys outgrow
their uniform they can turn it into the Scout store where it is available to be
purchased by other members of the Troop.