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V. District Organisation
VI. Group Organization
VII. Uniform
VIII. Badges of Rank
IX. General Rules
X. Decorations & Awards
XI. Miscellaneous
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Part VII

UNIFORM

GENERAL

Uniform described

275.      The correct uniform to be worn by Scouts. Scouters, Non-executive and Honourary ranks, and Old Scouts, as also by members of the Girl Guides Association in certain cases when helping with Scout Groups, is described under the various headings in this part of P.O.R.

                        The badges of rank to be worn are set out in Part VIII.

276.      No alteration may be made in the uniform as described, nor any addition to it, with the exception of authorised badges and decorations and certain articles as set out in various rules below.

            Bright metal buttons, unauthorised badges, fancy decorations, and personal adornments must not be displayed.

Public Occasions

277.      Whenever uniform is worn in public, it must be correct and complete.

Camp

278.      Members of the Movement may, at the discretion of the Scouter in charge, wear any convenient clothing in camp, but whenever they appear in public outside the camp limits, they must be in proper uniform.

279.      (i)         Similar scarves must be worn by all members of a Group.

(ii)         The colour and design of Group scarves will be chosen by the G.S.M. in consultation with the Group Council, subject to the approval of the L.A. and D.C. who will arrange that as far as possible, no two Groups in the same L.A. shall have scarves of the same colour and design.

Kilt

280.      The following persons other than ladies, may wear the kilt with a plain leather sporran:--

            (1)        Any person holding any rank in the Movement in Scotland .

(2)        Elsewhere than in Scotland , the members of any Section of a Group or of the Old Scout Branch of a Group, provided they all wear the kilt, and that all members of the Group are of Scottish descent - i.e., have at least one grandparent of pure Scottish blood.

(3)        Persons qualified as under (1) or 2) in respect of service in Ireland or Irish descent.

CUBS

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Essential Articles

281.      (i)         A Cub wears uniform as follows, with the appropriate badges of rank described in Rules 307-310.

            Cap.     Green, with yellow piping, with cloth Wolf's head badge in front.

Scarf.    Of the Group colour, worn with a Group ring (of one pattern, other than Gilwell) or a loose knot at throat.

Jersey    Dark blue, khaki, green, or grey; sleeves down or rolled up, at the discretion of the C.M.

Stockings          Any plain colour; worn turned down below the knee, with green tabbed garter showing outside.

Boots or shoes.  Brown or Black.

Shoulder Patch.  Small triangular patch of cloth (the colour of the Six) sewn at the top of the left sleeve, immediately below the shoulder, with point upwards.

Shoulder Badge.  Indicating the Group, worn on right shoulder or on both, according to the custom of the Group.

County and other emblem.  If and as authorised under Rules 342-345.

(ii)         In tropical climates, Cubs may wear their national head-dress or a white, grey or green soft felt hat with the Wolf's head badge in front, and a shirt, of a colour different from that of the Troop shirt, in place of a jersey.

Optional articles

282.      The following optional articles may be carried on appropriate conditions:--

Haversack (worn on the back, and not at the side) or small rucksack.

Overcoat, mackintosh, or jacket.  Bright colours or loud patterns are not allowed.

SCOUTS

Essential articles

283.      A Scout wears uniform as follows, with the appropriate badges of rank described in Rules 311-314

            Hat.      Khaki (four dents), flat brim, leather band round crown, and lace worn at back of head and tied in front on the brim of the hat.

            Scarf.    Of the Group colour, worn with a Group ring (of one pattern, other than Gilwell) or with a loose knot at the throat.

            Shirt.    Dark blue, khaki, green, or grey, with twopatch pockets (buttoned), and shoulder straps optional; or a jersey or sweater of the same colours.

            Shorts.  Dark blue, khaki or grey.

            Belt.     Brown leather or web.

            Stockings.         Any plain colour; worn turned down below knee with green tabbed garter showing on outside.

            Boots or shoes.  Brown or black.

            Shoulder knot.  Llama braid six inches long, half an inch wide, of Patrol colours, on left shoulder.

            Shoulder badge.  Indicating the Group; worn on right shoulder or on both, according to the custom of the Group.

            County and other emblem.  If and as authorised under Rules 342-345.

            Staff.     Every Scout including a Sea Scout, should be equipped with a natural wood staff, marked in feet and inches, to be carried on all appropriate occasions.

Optional Articles

284.      The following optional articles may also be worn:--

                        Haversack.        (worn on the back, and not at the side) or ruc-sac.

                        Lanyard.            To carry whistle or knife.

                        Knife.                Carried on the belt.

                        Handaxe.          Carried on the belt, but only on appropriate occasions.

                        Cord.                A length of cord may be carried on the belt.

Overcoat, mackintosh, or jacket.  Bright colours or loud patterns are not allowed.

Sea Scouts

285.      Sea Scouts wear Scout uniform as in Rules 283-284 but with the following differences:--

            Cap.     Bluejackets Cap (with white cover from 1st May to 30th September) with ribbon inscribed "Sea Scouts" or, if desired, in the case of Groups operating on inland waters, "Boy Scouts."

            Shirt or jersey.  Dark blue.  Jerseys with the words "Sea Scouts" in white letters across the chest; or shirts or jerseys with an anchor badge on the right breast.  Groups wearing the word "Boy Scouts" on cap ribbons will wear a blue jersey or shirt, without the words, "Sea Scouts" but with an anchor badge in either case.

            Shorts.  Dark blue.

            Boots or shoes.  Black or Brown.

286.      Whilst fishing or boating in bad or cold weather, there is no objection to Sea Scouts wearing trousers, but on shore and on ordinary occasions shorts are to be worn, and no Sea Scout may wear trousers with his uniform except in the special circumstances mentioned.  The wearing of such articles of clothing a a bluejacket's jumper is not permitted.  Waterproofs or oilskins and sou'westers may be worn at the discretion of the S.M.

ROVERS

Rover Squire

287.      A Rover Squire who has been invested as a Scout either on joining the Troop or in accordance with Rule 265 (ii) wears uniform as for a Scout (or Ses Scout, in the case of Sea Scout Groups) as described in Rules 283-286, but the shoulder knot will be green and yellow.

Rover

288.      A Rover wears uniform as for a Scout, as described in Rules 283-286, but with the following differences:--

                        Shoulder knot.  Red, yellow and green.

                        Garter tabs.       Red.

                        Thumbstick.        In place of staff.

Rover Sea Scouts

289.      Rover Sea Scouts wear uniform as for a Sea Scout, as described in Rules 285-286, but with the following differences:--

Cap.     With ribbon inscribed "Rover Sea Scouts" or if desired, in the case of Groups operating on inland waters, the words "Rover Scout."

Shoulder Knot.  Red, Yellow and Green.

Garter tabs.  Red.

Thumbstick.  In place of staff.

Special scarves.

290.      The Rovers a L.A., when meeting together as in Rule 257, may, with the approval of the D.C and L.A., wear a special scarf; if an emblem is desired on the scarf, it must be approved in accordance with Rules 342-345.

SCOUTERS.

Uniform described         

291.      All Scouters, except as provided in subsequent rules under this heading, wear uniform as for Scout, as described in Rules 283-284, but with the following differences:--

(1)        The shoulder knot, if any, will be of the the colour appropriate to the rank, as laid down in Part VIII.

(2)        D.R.S.Ls, R.S.Ls. and A.R.S.Ls. wear red garter tabs instead of green.

(3)        A walking stick or thumbstick will normally be carried instead of a staff.

292.      The following additional differences are also permitted:--

(1)        In place of shorts, shirt and scarf, there be substituted, if desired, khaki shorts, khaki tunic with or without a belt of the same material, khaki shirt and collar, and green tie.

(2)        Breeches with stockings or leather leggings are permissible, but not desirable.

Scarves

293.      Scouters, other than Group Scouters, may wear any of the following scarves:--

(1)        The scarf of the Group to which they belong.

(2)        A scarf of "Scout" green.

(3)        The special Gilwell scarf, if entitled to it.

294.      Group Scouters, when not with or representing their Group, may wear the Gilwell scarf, if entitled to it.

Sea Scouters

295.      Sea Scouters, and persons holding Non-executive or Honorary rank in Sea Scout Groups, including those in Packs, wear uniform as for Sea Scout, as described in Rules 285-286, but with the following differences:--

(1)        A blue peak cap with black band (white cover from 1st May to 30th September) is worn.

(2)        A blue serge double breasted coat with horn buttons may be added, in which case, a white or blue shirt and collar will be worn with a green tie instead of a scarf.

(3)        The shoulder knot will be of the colour appropriate to the rank, as laid down in Part VIII.

(4)        A walking stick or thumbstick may be carried on appropriate occasions instead of a staff.

Ladies

296.      The following is the uniform for ladies:--

                        Scoutmaster's hat (four dents)

                        Any one of the following in khaki in khaki, green, blue or grey:--

Coat, with or without belt of same material, skirt and shirt of the same colour.

            Shirt or jersey, and skirt, with Scout belt.

            One piece frock with Scout belt.

Scarf, as in Rules 293-294, or green tie.

Brown or black shoes.

Shoulder badge, in the case of Group Scouters, indicating the Group, on right shoulder or on both, according to the custom of the Group.

County and other emblem, if, and as authorised under Rules 342-345.

                        Reference should be made to the pamphlet "Notes for Women Scouters," obtainable from I.H.Q., free of charge.

297.      The following items are optional for ladies:--

                        Stick or tumbstick.

                        Plain overcoat or mackintosh.

                        Lanyard to carry whistle.

                        Haversack or ruc-sac.

                        Knife.

NON-EXECUTIVE AND HONORARY RANKS.

298.      Persons holding Non-executive or Honorary rank wear uniform as for Scouter, as described in Rules 291-292.  The scarf will be as in Rule 283 or 294.

OLD SCOUTS.

Uniform

298A.    (i)         Old Scouts wear uniform as for Scouters as described in Rules 291-295, but without shoulder knot.

            (ii)         Those who have been invested as Rovers may wear red garter tabs instead of green.

GUIDES AND GUIDERS

Guide uniform

299.      A Guide or Ranger helping with a Pack may be given permission by the Captain of the Guide Company to wear a Guide uniform, when so helping.  The badge described in Rule 25 (ii) may also be worn.

Uniform as Scouters

300.      A Ranger or Cadet Ranger who is granted a warrant as a Scouter will wear uniform as in Rules 296-297, with the appropriate badges of rank under Part VIII.

301.   (i)         A Guider who is also a Scouter may wear her blue coat and skirt or overall with the appropriate hat, badge, and scarf or green tie, for all Scout functions.

(ii)         In the case of a warranted Guider, Guide uniform should be worn at Guide functions.

 

 

   

 

 


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