Uniform and Badges

UNIFORM

Parents need to purchase a scout shirt and scout activity trousers by the time their child is ready to be invested. We recommend that you purchase a shirt with lots of growing room as this saves having to buy a bigger one later on and transferring all of the badges across! A scouts ‘teal’ polo shirt can also be worn in the summer instead of the long sleeved shirt. Those moving on from 1st Cubs will continue to wear the same necker. We will provide a necker for those new to the group. Scout uniform can be bought from the following places:

Eastleigh Scouts Shop: 14th Eastleigh H.Q, Allbrook Hill, Eastleigh
Limited Opening Times: Thursdays from 6 – 8 p.m. and Saturdays from 2 – 4 p.m.
during term time only, except on bank holiday weekends.

Basingstoke Scouting Supplies: Base 2000, Carpenters Down, Popley, Basingstoke.
Limited Opening Times: Thursdays from 6 – 8 p.m. and Saturdays from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon during term time only.

John Lewis – Southampton

Online: shop.scouts.org.uk

BADGES

Scouts can earn Challenge badges, that work towards their Chief Scouts Gold Award, and over seventy Activity badges that let them discover many new activities. The requirements for these can be found on the Scouts UKwebsite:

Challenge Badge requirements:
https://members.scouts.org.uk/supportresources/search/?cat=7,64,781

Activity Badge requirements:
https://members.scouts.org.uk/supportresources/search/?cat=7,64,779

If your child is awarded a badge, please get them to sew it on their shirt as shown below:

The following badges earned in Cubs can be transferred onto your scout shirt:

 Highest Joining-in Award

 Highest of each type of Staged (blue with purple edge) Activity badge (e.g. Nights Away, Swimmer, Musician etc).

 Chief Scout Silver Award – until Gold Award is earned.

Union Flag badge

 

More information about scout badges can be found on the scouts.org.uk website.