Scout uniform & badges


Scouting is a uniformed organisation. All Members are required to wear uniform for Group Meetings, when arriving and departing from events and for parades. Members should take pride in their uniform and do their best to look after the uniform and to look smart. Members are not expected to wear a uniform until they have been ‘invested’ (officially joined the Scout Association) which normally happens a few weeks after they initially join.

Scout uniform

  • Once settled in the Group, parents/carers should provide the following uniform:
    • Dark green long-sleeved shirt to be worn tucked-in not loose (see ‘Where to Buy’ below)
    • Dark grey or black trousers, skirt or shorts (school style)
    • Black shoes (not trainers)
  • During your scout’s formal investiture (usually several weeks after joining – will be advised) the Scout Leaders will provide the following uniform items:
    • Neckerchief
    • Woggle
    • Scout membership award badge, group name tape, district and county badges


Where to buy

You can buy uniform online from the following places:

Scouts Shop

It is also available in-store from John Lewis at Cribbs Causeway (but not online).

Scout badge positions

Scouts earn badges for completing certain activities or events. These will be presented to the Scouts at regular intervals throughout the year, often at the end of term.

Badges should be sewn or glued in the positions shown on this diagram:

Scouts Badges