1- Walk them through the full uniform, show where everything goes.
2- Teach the elements of each award, what they mean
3- Wear your uniform always, talk about the meaning of patches, etc. you earned
4- Show your red jacket or sash with all your patches, etc.
5- Make sure kids all have full uniforms, help trade uniforms to keep costs down
7- Hold Scout Uniform inspections
8- Have a marine come and talk about the US military uniform and wear it (or ex-marine)
9- Award random points, prizes, treats for uniform inspections
10- Let them make a class b uniform they help design and like
11- Get older (cool, athletic) young men to wear their uniforms to Courts of Honor
12- Assign a Troop guide (cool older boy they respect) to discuss the uniform and wear it proudly.
13- Make a big deal of the merit badge counts as a sign of achievement on the sash
14- Get all boys a merit badge sash, even awarding it to new scouts
16- Get adult priesthood leaders to wear their scouting uniforms to all YM events (lead by example)
17- Tell the stories of Baden Powell and how the uniform came about
18- Start a tradition of uniforms that carries on and is upheld
19- Have older boys come in and discuss traditions (including uniforms) of the units
20- When calling junior leaders, get commitments to wear uniforms and get others to also
21- Priesthood leaders include the uniform commitment when calling new adult leaders
22- Point out kindly but clearly whenever a boy dishonors the uniform (untucked, unbuttoned)
23- Hand out patrol identity patches to the boys (for each patrol)
24- Give out junior leadership patches to all boys immediately on callings to leadership
Author: Ken Krogue | Executive Board Member, Utah National Parks Council