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Senior Scouting Uniform

Head gear:  Olive-colored Scout Stetson with flat brim, leather band with boot lace, or a green beret with cap badge for Scouts (maroon beret for Senior Scouts.

Scarf & Woggle: Neckerchief of approved Group color. Woggle of any pattern except Woodbead type.

Shirt: Of approved pattern, Khaki in color.

Belt: Black web material with plain brass buckle.

Shorts or Longs: Tan.

Kilt: Family, Association, State, Regimental, or National Tartan.

Socks: Lovat Green for wear with shorts or Kilt. Green garter tabs for Explorers. Maroon garter tabs for Senior Explorers.

Footwear: Black shoes, or Hiking Boots.

Optional Items: White Lanyard, Belt Knife, Belt multi-tool, Skean Dhu if wearing a kilt.


Hat Badge: Worn on beret and placed over left eye. PL & TL wear it on the front of the Stetson, above the hat band.

Shoulder Knot: A Scout  wears a shoulder knot on the left shoulder. Different Patrols wear different colors. Consult the back of this handbook for Patrol colors.

Stripes: Patrol Seconds wear a single white stripe to the right of the Tenderfoot badge on the left breast pocket. PL's wear two white stripes, one on either side of the Tenderfoot badge. TL's wear three white stripes, which are worn as a PL but with the third stripe sewn under the Tenderfoot badge. Senior Explorer PL's and APL's wear the same rank badges, but in Maroon.

 Leader Ranks: Explorer Leaders wear a Green Shoulder Knot on the left shoulder. Assistant Explorer Leaders wear a Red Shoulder Knot, also on the left shoulder. Leaders also wear the appropriate colored flash behind their cap badges.

Tenderfoot Badge: Worn centered on the left breast pocket.

WFIS Badge: Worn centered on the right breast pocket.

2nd Class Badge: Worn on the left sleeve 3.5 cm above the elbow.

1st Class Badge: Worn in the same position as, and replaces, the 2nd Class Badge.

Pathfinders Cord: (Also known as "Scout Cord") Worn on the right shoulder.

Bushman's Cord: Worn on the right shoulder (replaces the Pathfinder Cord when gained).

George Washington's Award:  Worn on the left sleeve, mid-point between shoulder and elbow, immediately above 1st Class Badge.

Group Flash: Worn top of right sleeve.

National Flag Badge: Worn only when attending Scouting functions outside of the country, above the left breast pocket.

Shoulder Knots: Worn on the left shoulder.

Proficiency Badges: Worn on the right arm in parallel rows between shoulder and elbow. Public Service Proficiency badges are worn on the left arm, with the Ambulance or First Aid badge centered at the top.

Your badges should be sewn on your uniform properly. They should not be glued on, nor should they be sewn with huge stitches. Take pride in your uniform!

See Also:

Traditional Badges






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