[Troop222All] Uniform update – Need supplies from the Troop?

If you are missing any of the troop supplied pieces to your uniform or need a scout handbook please click on this link:

Fill out what you need and we will get it to you ASAP.  Shirts should be back in stock by the end of next week.
You might ask, “What is the uniform for our troop?”
Field Uniform (formally known as the Class-A uniform) consists of:
– Tan shirt with the following patches: Council Shoulder Patch, Unit numerals, World Crest, Patrol Patch)
– If you have earned a rank than there should be a rank patch
– If you are in a leadership role that position patch should be there
– Green shoulder loops
– Boy Scout pants that are green.  They can be any variation, shorts, long, or switchbacks.
– Boy Scout socks – We used to say, “If they can be seen then they need to be Boy Scout Socks.” but way too many boys are forgetting that when you are wearing shorts your socks can be seen.
– Boy Scout neckerchief and a slide to hold it in place.  This can be either the troop’s neckerchief, the Eagle neckerchief, NYLT,  Jamboree, or from a high adventure base.  For Courts of Honor it is best to wear the troop’s or the Eagle.
Hats are completely optional but must either be BSA or have NO logo on them.  Lids worn at an angle with your team logo on it is not acceptable.  
Can’t afford uniform pieces, let the Scoutmaster know, we have a uniform closet.
You might ask, “Why does it matter?”
The Boy Scouts of America has always been a uniformed body. Its uniforms help to create a sense of belonging. They symbolize character development, citizenship training, and personal fitness. Wearing a uniform gives youth and adult members a sense of identification and commitment.

• Personal equality – The uniform represents a democratic idea of equality, bringing people of different backgrounds together in the Scouting tradition.
• Identification – The uniform identifies youth and adult members of the Boy Scouts of America, visible as a force for good in the community. When properly and smartly worn, the uniform can build good unit spirit.
• Achievement – The uniform shows the wearer’s activity, responsibility, and achievement. The accomplishments of every youth and adult member can be recognized by the insignia worn on the uniform.
• Personal commitment – The uniform is a constant reminder to all members of their commitment to the ideals and purpose of the Scouting movement. It 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—volunteer and professional—should promote the wearing of the correct, complete uniform on all suitable occasions.

David Fichou

Scoutmaster – Troop 222 – www.t222.org 
Unit Commissioner – Pack 565  – www.pack565.org

Redwood District – Pacific Skyline Council – www.pacsky.org
H: (650) 322-9011  —  C: (650) 722-0306



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