Scouts Uniform

What do scouts wear?

Scouts wear a uniform during their weekly meetings and sometimes on trips away, depending on where they're going and what they're doing. Usually, this consists of a teal green shirt or blouse with their badges sewn on, which they pair with a scarf, known as a necker.

Alongside their shirts, Scouts might wear the accompanying blue uniform trousers or skirt, or they might save their uniform bottoms to wear for special occasions like awards ceremonies and public events – choosing to wear something more casual with their shirt during the week. Optional accessories such as hats, hoodies, are also available.

Why is uniform important?

Wearing a uniform is comfy and practical. It means no one feels uncomfortable or left out and helps everyone feel part of the troop. It also gives you a place to show off all the badges you earn.

Where can I buy it?

Uniform can either be bought from our online shop - Scout Store - or from a local supplier. If you’re stuck, ask adult volunteers to tell you more about what to buy and where to buy it. If cost is an issue, they will be more than happy to help.

Here's where to sew on those badges...

1. Wales badge
2. Group name tape
3. Scotland/ Northern Ireland Badge
4. District Badge
5. County/ Area/ Region Badge
6. Group badge (if not warn on scarf)
7. Patrol Badge
8. Leadership stripe
9. Union Flag
10. Group Name tape
11. Chief Scout's Award
12. Challenge Awards
13. Wales Badge
14. Occasional Badges
15. Moving On Award
16. Joining In Awards
17. Membership Award
18. Activity and Staged Activity Badges
19. Group badge (if worn on scarf)