A friend gave me great advice before I bought my oldest son’s first Cub Scout uniform.
Buy a big shirt!
Boys grow a lot from the beginning of first grade to the end of third grade, so unless you want to buy a second shirt, buy a big shirt. As you can see, we barely made it! The buttonholes were stretching a bit, but with only a few weeks of the year left, I couldn’t justify buying a new blue shirt.
Where to Buy Uniforms
There are many places to purchase a new or gently used Cub Scout uniform.
- Your local Scout Shop – I’m fortunate that I live close to a Council office where there is a Scout Shop. Because the Council covers a large geographic area, there are two satellite Scout Shops. Before you head off to a satellite Shop, check their hours. One of our stores is only open in the afternoon which I found out the hard way by dropping by in the morning!
- Scout Stuff – This is the official retail website of the BSA.
- Ebay often has good deals on Cub Scout uniform items. Check them out through my eBay affiliate link.
Yours in Scouting,