Dress Code

Troop 374 is a full uniform troop. A "Full uniform" (sometimes referred to as "class A") is defined as Scout Uniform Shirt, with the required patches, Scout pants, neckerchief, slide, and a Scout cap (baseball style). Full Uniform is to be worn to all troop meetings unless specifically excluded. This includes Courts of Honor or other official ceremonies where the full Scout uniform would be appropriate. Street clothes are not permitted at weekly meetings.

The Scout uniform is a constant reminder to all Tiger Cubs, Cub Scouts, Boy Scouts, Varsity Scouts, Venturers, and adults of their commitment to the ideals and purpose of the Boy Scouts of America. The uniform encourages them to take Scouting seriously because of the investment in uniforms by parents of youths and by adults. The uniform is a way of making visible members' commitment to a belief in God, loyalty to country, and helping others at all times.

The leaders of Scouting -- both volunteers and professional -- promote the wearing of the CORRECT COMPLETE uniform on all suitable occasions.

Travel to and from activities is to be in class A uniform or the red Troop T-shirt.

Frequently we do allow street clothes. In this case, all attire should reflect the Scout Oath and Law. (In other words: no T-shirts with inappropriate slogans, beer advertising, or rock bands.)

We acknowledge that the cost of uniforms is expensive for many families. Generally, most uniformed campouts occur in the spring and summer. To save on cost, we recommend that Scouts only purchase the "short" Scout pants. During the winter, regular baggy pants (or sweats) may be worn OVER the Scout shorts while traveling in cold weather.

In addition, be sure to check out our "experienced uniform bank". We have a good selection of smaller sized uniforms available.