What Are Some Characteristics of a Boy Scouts of America Uniform?


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The uniforms for the Boy Scouts of America organization feature a tan short-sleeved shirt, a forest-green cotton cap, an olive cotton web belt with a zinc buckle, a pair of forest-green canvas cargo pants and a Universal Emblem neckerchief that comes in 10 different colors. At all times, the uniform wearer must visibly display the World Scout Crest on the shirt's lapel, the council shoulder patch on the left shoulder and the unit numerals on either sleeve.

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Boy Scout shirts are available in both short- and long-sleeve varieties, manufactured from microfiber or poplin material. Supplex nylon or canvas shorts are available for purchase for summer camping trips, outings and meetings. There are many different ranks and badges that Boy Scouts can achieve or earn, including some of the most basic such as the Arrow of Light award and the Second Class Rank emblem. Scout differentiate their programs and service levels with colored shoulder loops.

Scout uniform characteristics and requirements change by age group and program level. Younger program levels, such as Tiger, Wolf, Bear, Webelo and Webelo Senior, have different standards and color schemes. Boy Scouts of America also sells dress uniforms, Venturer uniforms and Sea Scout uniforms, as of 2015.

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