The Scout Uniform
Scouts in uniform are conscious of their rank and make a greater effort to advance. Only the uniform provides a place for display of badges - important symbols of achievement. Scouts have more fun, stay longer, feel greater pride in advancement.
How the uniform can
help a boy:
By wearing the uniform, Scouts give each other strength and support.
Aside from accenting the common bond between Scouts, by wearing the uniform Scouts are declaring their faith and commitment to some important beliefs that bind them to all people. It is a way of making visible their belief in God, their loyalty to our country and their commitment to helping other people who need them.
How the uniform can help the troop:
Official placement of insignia
may be found on the inside front and back covers of the Scout Handbook
Insignia placement for adult leaders' uniforms may be found here.
Once you have your uniform, you are expected to wear it to troop meetings. We also have Troop 208 T-shirts and sweatshirts (sometimes called an "Activity" or "Class B" uniform) that can be worn on outings or events where a regular uniform might become damaged or dirty. Class B uniforms are sometimes also worn to troop meetings. A uniform is not needed for most weekend camping trips, but it is required for summer camp. New Scouts may need a few weeks before a buying a uniform. Scouts usually outgrow uniforms long before they wear out, so passing them on to other Scouts who can use them is encouraged. Used uniform shirts and pants can sometimes be found at the Bryn Athyn Thrift Shop. New uniforms are available at the Scout Shop in the Firestone Scout Service Center at 1485 Valley Forge Road in Wayne, PA or at the Scout Shop in the Bucks County Council Service Center at 1 Scout Way in Doylestown, PA. New uniforms are also available over the internet at Scout Stuff.