This can be confusing, so please do not worry! If you have any concerns or questions, please let us know. When in doubt, DO NOT BUY. Please ask! It's better to not have something, than to waste money on the wrong thing.
There are a lot parts to the uniform, but the only thing we really need is the shirt. A belt is useful as many recognition devices go on the belt. Pants, hats, etc., are really terrific and are indeed encouraged, but the cost does add up. Please let me know if this proves to be a difficulty.
The file attached below has badge placement information.
The BSA has a uniform website. This can be instructive to see the uniform parts:
Uniforms can be purchased online, Zepplin Hobbies, from the shop in Oakland, Cedar Knolls, or NYC.
Oakland Scout Shop:
25 Ramp Valley Rd
Oakland, NJ 07436
Patriots Path Scout Shop:
1 Saddle Road
Cedar Knolls, NJ 07927
(973) 765 9322 Ext. 233
1530 Route 23
Wayne, NJ 07470
Most scout shops have Saturday hours, and some evening hours.
Zeppelin Hobbies has Sunday hours.
See their websites for up to date information and phone numbers.
Couple of points:
The blue shirt is for 1st - 3rd grade (Tigers, Wolves, Bears). Buy a larger size. The boys grow, and wan this to last a few years. These shirts cost around $25.00
The khaki shirt is for 4th - 5th grade (Webelos). These shirts cost around $35.00 - $40.00. Webelos should also get blue shoulder loops.
Do NOT buy, Neckerchief, Slide or Handbook. We will present them at an upcoming meeting
There are a few patches that you should get.
Council Strip (We are the Northern New Jersey Council, the scout shop will have some from surrounding councils)
World Crest Badge
Red Number 2
First Grade (Tigers) “Den 3”
Second Grade (Wolves) “Den 4”
Third Grade (Bears) “Den 5”
Webelos in 4th - 5th grade do not wear a den number. They will select a patrol name.