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Uniform Guidance

Cub Scout uniforms serve a dual purpose, demonstrating that a Scout is part of a team and showing individual achievement (Scouts wear the badges they’ve earned). Wearing the uniform to meetings and activities also encourages a neat appearance, and good behavior.

Below is information on what your Scout will need and where to find it either on-line or at our local Scout Shop.

Cub Scout Uniform Checklist

  1. Short or Long Sleeved Class A Uniform Shirt - Unisex - Navy Blue. Pack 903 Recommends a short sleeved shirt as you can always layer. We recommend purchasing a few sizes larger as you can always hem it in. Lions may purchase the Lion T-Shirt or the regular uniform. Purchase Here

  2. Short or Long Class A Uniform Pants - Unisex - Navy Blue. The long pants can unzip into shorts which is convenient. There is also a "Skort" available for girls if you prefer. Pack 903 considers the pants optional, however whichever you provide should be Navy Blue, in good condition and respectful in nature. Purchase Here

  3. Belt - Navy Blue. Purchase Here

  4. Hat - You should purchase the hat that matches the current rank your Scout is working on. For example, Kindergartners = Lion, Tigers = 1st Grade, Wolves = 2nd Grade, Bears = 3rd Grade, Webelos = 4th and 5th Grade. Purchase Here

  5. Socks - Navy Blue. You don't have to purchase offical Cub Scout socks. Pack 903 prefers socks to be Navy Blue to match the uniform. Purchase Here

  6. Shoes - No official issued footwear, however, shoes should be clean and appropriate for the meeting / event activity.

  7. Patches - Every new Cub Scout Uniform will need the following patches sewn on (not pinned). Pack 903 can provide sewing services for a fee. The uniform shirts usually come with the USA flag pre-sewn, if not, you will need that flag patch as well. See illustrations below for patch placement and/or talk with your Adult Leaders.

    1. World Crest Scout Emblem - This emblem is worn by all registered youth members and adult leaders to symbolize membership in the World Scouting movement. Purchase Here

    2. World Crest Ring Emblem - It is designed to be worn around the World Crest Scout emblem. Option 1 - Purchase Here or Option 2 - Purchase Here

    3. Council Shoulder Strip - This emblem identifies which BSA Council you are part of. Pack 903 is part of the Northeast Illinois Council (NEIC). Purchase Here

    4. Pack Numerals - Red - These red numerals identify which Pack in the Council you are part of. We are 903. Numeral 9 - Purchase Here, Numeral 0 - Purchase Here, Numeral 3 - Purchase Here

    5. Den Emblem - This emblem identifies which Pack 903 Den you are part of. Please check with your Den Leader for Den Assignment number. Purchase Here

    6. OPTIONAL Sewing Kit - Purchase Here

    7. OPTIONAL Sewing Services - Contact your Den Leader for details.

    8. All Other Patches and Awards will be provided by Pack 903 as your Scout earns them.

NEIC Local Scout Shop

850 Forest Edge Dr, Vernon Hill, IL 60061 - 847-748-9160

Through our local Scout Shop, you save tax and shipping when you pick it up at the Scout Shop (Standard ground from BSA National is $7.50 and state tax is 4.75%). With every purchase you make through NEIC, you help to support and maintain our local campgrounds and programs.



Youth Protection and Cyber Chip

Each year as part of Cub Scout Advancement, parents must review with their Scout age-appropriate youth protection topics, including physical, sexual abuse and harassment, along with cyber-bullying and safe online internet usage.

Here are the annual requirements:

1) With your parent, guardian, or other caring adult, complete the exercises in the pamphlet, How to Protect Your Children From Child Abuse: A Parent's Guide. Exercises start on page 19. This document is also found at the front of the handbooks.

2) Complete and Earn the Cyber Chip award for each age. See details below. NOTE: All Cyber Chips will expire annually. Each Scout will need to go to Netsmartz and complete 2 new resources to recommit to net safety and netiquette. If you need help finding a resource, talk to your Den or Pack Leader. Then, with the unit leader, the Scout can add the new date to the Cyber Chip card or certificate.

3) Confirm with your Scout's Den or Pack Leader when these important requirements are completed.

Cyber Chip Award (Grades 1 - 3)

  1. Read and commit to the Level I Internet Safety Pledge below

  2. Watch the video “Bad Netiquette Stinks ”, "Clicky's Netsmartz Generation" or another age-appropriate video. Help your Scout choose one.

  3. Play the game "Cloud Chaos" and collect > 8 Stars

  4. Show and tell your family, den leader, den, or pack what you have learned.

Cyber Chip Award (Grades 4 - 5)

  1. Read and commit to the Level I Internet Safety Pledge below

  2. Watch the video “UYN: Password Rap” or another video of your choosing.

  3. As an individual use the Teachable Recipes to demonstrate Internet safety rules to your parents, Den or Pack

  4. Discuss with your parent the acceptable standards and practices for using allowed electronic devices, such as phones and games, at your meetings and other Scouting events.

Level 1 Internet Safety Pledge:

  1. I will tell my trusted adult if anything makes me feel sad, scared, confused, or uncomfortable.

  2. I will ask my trusted adult before posting photos or sharing information like my name, address, current locations, or phone number.

  3. I won't meet face-to-face with anyone I meet in the digital world.

  4. I will respect the online property of others.

  5. I will always use good "netiquette" and not be rude or mean online