The uniform makes for brotherhood, since when universally adopted it covers up all differences of class and country.
-Sir Robert Baden-Powell, founder of the Scouting movement
uniforms has been a method of the Scouting movement from the beginning.
Decades of experience show uniforming to have many benefits, including
- Equality. The uniform represents a
democratic ideal of equality. Boys from various cultures and different
economic levels wear the same uniform and cooperate as equals.
The uniform identifies a boy as a member of the Cub Scouts. Badges on
the uniform tell other members that he belongs to their den, pack, and
council. The uniform itself identifies a good citizen to the entire
- Achievement. The uniform displays badges and other awards so the accomplishments of each Cub Scout can be immediately recognized.
Wearing a uniform is a constant reminder to each Cub Scout of his
commitment to the ideals and purposes of Cub Scouting: duty to God,
loyalty to country, and helpfulness to others.
reasons, among others, all parents should emphasize to their Scouts the
importance of wearing the correct and complete uniform on all suitable