Types of Uniforms
In Scouting, there are two types of uniforms: the field uniform and the activity uniform.
- The field uniform (previously known as a Class A uniform) includes a Scout shirt, Scout pants or shorts, Scout belt, Scout socks, and shoes or hiking boots
- The activity uniform (previously known as a Class B uniform) is focused primarily on outdoor activities, and includes a troop or camp t-shirt with the Scout pants or shorts or other appropriate attire.
As most activities within Scouting are done in an activity format, the activity uniform is a great way to get Scouting youth and adults to dress the same and build unity – the primary purpose behind this method of Scouting. In fact, the field uniform is almost never required. The handbook states that it “should” be worn at an Eagle Scout Board of Review, yet it is not necessarily required even for that crucial event. The only times it is actually required are at a National Jamboree, Wood Badge or Timberline (NYLT or National Youth Leadership Training).
So, a T-Shirt is Okay?
With this in mind, a Scouting unit can drastically reduce the cost of fully outfitting the troop with the full official field uniform but still get the benefit of uniforms by wearing troop or camp t-shirt as part of their activity uniforms.
So the answer, perhaps surprisingly, is actually, “Yes!”
How Do I get a Scout T-Shirt?
The Utah National Parks Council is pleased to offer a new service – you can now order customized troop or camp activity t-shirts for any Scouting unit at $10 each.
You choose the shirt color and the professionally-designed (and BSA-approved) graphics from our great selection, specify the sizes you need (youth and adult) and add customizations such as your Troop number and/or the name of the summer camp you are attending.
You can also order matching hoodies for those colder nights and campouts for $20 each.
Best of all, the shirts and hoodies are shipped directly to you!
The result? Your Scouting unit has an attractive and inexpensive uniform that can be worn, not just at camp, but all year round.
To see the amazing designs and options, and to order your unit’s new uniform, go to www.scoutcampshirts.com.