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Thursday, October 19, 2017
Uniforms
Scout uniforms are a mandatory part of scouting events. Troop 194 has two uniforms that we use for our Scouting activities. First is the Boy Scout Field uniform (also called the “Class-A”). This includes the tan Scout shirt (either long or short sleeve) with green epaulets, forest green neckerchief, and a neckerchief slide (or woggle). It is worn for all formal Scout events and Troop meetings from September to May. It is also required for Scoutmaster Conferences and Boards of Review. Either the ‘old style’ or ‘new style’ (also known as the ‘Centennial Uniform’) is allowed – there is no requirement to purchase the Centennial Uniform if you already have the tan Scout shirt. Troop 194 does not require scout pants or scout hats. Pants worn with the scout field uniform should be presentable. Scout field uniforms can be purchased at the Hibbard Scout Shop or online at scoutstuff.org. If you have a tan Webelos shirt, you can convert that to your Scout uniform by replacing the Troop number with a “194” and removing the Webelos badge. Required patches: Pike Peak Council patch, troop number patch (the troop will provide this), Patrol patch, World Scouting patch, and rank patches as earned. Position patches will be provided by the Troop following elections in August and February.


All Scouts will wear their Field uniform (Class A) when traveling to or from a Scout event. Any Scout showing up without his Class A uniform may be sent home to get it and return before the scheduled departure time.

The official Troop neckerchief slide is the handmade green “woggle”. Each boy will be given a piece of green cord and instructions on how to make it into a neckerchief slide. It’s kind of fun to do, doesn’t take much time, and it’s another way of showing that you’re part of this great Troop 194.

The second Troop uniform is the Scout activity uniform. It is a forest green Troop tee-shirt or sweat-shirt with Troop logo. The activity uniform is typically worn on campouts and other outdoor activities that might damage your field uniform (the “field uniform” is still required at a variety of Camporees and summer camp for various ceremonies - such as opening and closing ceremonies and daily flag ceremonies). It is also the uniform worn during our summer meetings at Fox Run Park. We recommend at least two shirts. No camouflage (official BSA policy) pants or jackets are allowed on scouting trips. Contact our T-Shirt Coordinator for more details and shirt orders. The Venture Patrol also has its own Class B T-Shirts, which are red (highly visible for their outdoor activities). If your son joins the VP, he will be contacted about purchasing these shirts.