Cub Scout Uniform – Important Tip

Cub Scout Uniform Shirt

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.

Have you bought your son’s uniform yet?

Yours in Scouting,


P.S. Did you know that you can purchase electronic copies of the Cub Scout handbooks?  Read about it here.

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4 thoughts on “Cub Scout Uniform – Important Tip

  1. Susan McInnish

    This is a VERY good suggestion! My son Jackson barely made it through Bears with his same shirt! Moving on to Webelos 1 and can’t wait!

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  3. RockerMom

    I thought I bought my son’s big. I didn’t realize how much he’d grow! He’s just going into a Wolf den and I fear he’ll need a new one by Blue and Gold time! My tip would be “buy even bigger than you think”, lol!


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