Tiger Cub Scout Uniform
The uniform is an important part of the Scouting program, especially for youth early on their boy scout trail. It identifies the scouts and adults with Tigers and gives them a sense of belonging to the den, the pack, and the Boy Scouts of America. Scouts enjoy wearing their Tiger uniform. They should wear it to all den meetings, pack meetings, and special pack activities.
The uniform for the Tiger is the official blue Cub Scout shirt with orange/blue neckerchief and neckerchief slide, and blue Cub Scout pants. The official Tiger cap, blue web belt with a Tiger buckle, and blue socks with orange band complete the uniform.
The Uniform Inspection Sheet has insignia placement guides.
If you wonder where a patch goes, it is probably a 'temporary' patch. See Scouting FAQ page for help - it can be displayed on the right pocket, red vest, wall display, or shoebox.
The uniform shown here is known as the Field Uniform. The Activity Uniform is a Scouting-related T-Shirt and scout pants. These two uniforms (Field and Activity) are often referred to as Class A and Class B uniforms, but that is not correct BSA terminology.
Cub Scout Packs can design their own Activity shirt. The most well-known place to design and purchase Pack t-shirts is the ClassB.com web site. They are an official licensee of the Boy Scouts of America run by Eagle Scouts and have a great reputation of service and quality products since 1982.
The Tiger den leader wears the official Cub Scout leader uniform, the Tiger cap, and the Tiger leader neckerchief. There is also a Male & Female Leader Uniform Inspection Sheet. See the BSA Insignia Guide for more info.
Uniform details, price changes, and other scouting gear is found at ScoutShop.Org - and you can now purchase online.
Retrieve a list of Scout shops and distributors in your area at this Scout Store Locator
These uniforms are a significant cost for many scouting families. Some possible ways to reduce costs are:
- Have your scout earn the uniform or part of it.(it might last longer, too)
- Purchase only minimum required items in your pack.
- Buy used uniforms on eBay.com or local clothes store.
- Check with your pack or district about a Uniform Exchange where you can pick up or drop off uniforms.
More Tiger Scout Information to Use:
Tiger Scout Leaders - Responsibilities of the Tiger den leader
Tiger Scout Core Adventures - Do six for the Tiger rank
Tiger Scout Elective Adventures - Do one for the Tiger rank
Tiger Scout Activities - great den meeting and pack activity ideas
Tiger Scout Awards - see what awards are available to Tiger scouts
Tiger Scout Ceremonies - a few ceremonies
Cub Scout Games - den or pack games just right for 1st graders
Tiger Scout Graces - fun meal graces
Tiger Scout Jokes - funny, gross, and silly jokes for scouts
Tiger Scout Projects - community or conservation projects for your Tiger den
Tiger Scout Recipes - easy recipes you can make with your tigers for fun snacks or on family campouts
Tiger Scout Skits - skits that Tiger Scouts like to do
Tiger Scout Songs - songs for scouts
Tiger Scout Stories - choose stories that Tiger scouts will enjoy and understand
Tiger Scout Uniform - make sure you put all those badges and patches in the right spots
Feb 05, 2018 - Misti Goetzinger
Feb 05, 2018 - Jane
"There is currently not a permanent place for the badge on the Cub Scout uniform. The badge should be treated as a great recognition piece for the hard work of earning the 5 required adventures, but as it represents a pilot program, it should be worn in the temporary patch location on the right hand pocket as part of the official Cub Scout uniform. If/when the Lion pilot program becomes part of the official Cub Scouting program potentially after 2018 then we will make a new design of the rank patches and then communicate the placement at that time."
Feb 05, 2018 - Scouter Paul
@Misti & @Jane - a video put out from the BSA says the Lion rank patch will be a rectangle the same size and shape as the Arrow of Light and it will be placed under the left pocket, same spot as the AoL. See the 4:00 mark on this video.
Aug 27, 2018 - Kyle Lyons
Aug 27, 2018 - Scouter Paul
@Kyle - The Uniform Inspection Sheet does identify specific placement for patches, pins, and medals. It doesn't help with the Lion patch getting lost at the bottom, but that area used to be arrow points with the same challenge.
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