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    Bill Nelson


    Organizations keep official guides for uniforming. Usually, if it is not detailed in the uniform guide, it should not be worn on the uniform.

    The BSA *Insignia Guide* details where to put just about everything on the BSA uniform for both adults and scouts. It is very inexpensive, and available at your local Scout Shop. Every unit should purchase at least one each year, since it is updated on an annual basis. An on-line version of the insignia guide can be found at:

    According to the Insignia Guide there is only one official uniform for Boy Scout Troops. It includes the following statement: "No alteration of, or additions to, the official uniforms, as described inthe official publications, or the rules and regulations covering the wearing of the uniform and the proper combinations thereof on official occations, may be authorized by any Scouting official or local council, or any local executive board or committee, except the Executive Board of the Boy Scouts of America after consideration by the Program Group Committee."

    By the way, there are no official class B uniforms, there is only one uniform for Boy Scouts and it is officially called the 'field' uniform, and unofficially known by most of us as the class A uniform.

    What is optional:

    • Boy Scout neckerchiefs (troop decides by vote)
    • Official headgear is optonal, but while in Class A uniform, if you are wearing headgear it must be official headgear.
    • The web Boy Scout belt may be replaced with a high adventure base, camp or Wood Badge belt with official BSA buckles.
    • The world crest

    For information on the Cub Scout uniform see:

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