The Scouts uniform consists of a shirt, scarf and woggle. Below the waist is the wearer’s choice including footwear. At Mount Bruce we ask that consideration be given to wearing the following:-
- navy or black shorts for Joeys and Cubs
- bone coloured shorts for Scouts and Venturers
- appropriate closed in shoes
- jeans are acceptable in winter (no rips or tears please)
No board shorts, camouflage shorts or tracksuit pants. No thongs for footwear please.
The Uniform is very distinctive and each Section of Scouting has its own version. Each Section is identified by the colour of the ‘yoke’ or shoulder of the shirt; tan for Joey Scouts, yellow for Cub Scouts, green for Scouts, maroon for Venturer Scouts and Leaders uniforms are navy blue.
Once you have decided that your son or daughter wants to become a ‘fully invested’ Scout (Joey, Cub or Scout) then you will need to purchase a uniform. Please make sure that you discuss this first with the Group Leader who will advise on the most appropriate sectional colour for your son or daughter.
Uniforms are purchased online from The Scout Shop at https://scoutshop.com.au
When purchasing a uniform for your child please purchase the following items:
Shirt (each section of Scouting has a different shirt. Our Leaders will let you know which one to get)
Books & Stationery
A Record Book for the relevant Section will be provided to your child by the Group.
Do not purchase a uniform until you have submitted the necessary paperwork to register your child. Ask our Leaders when it is time to purchase a uniform.
Upon investiture, a set of badges will be given to a new member to go on their uniform (the Group pays for these). You can find where the badges are to be placed in the Record Book.
Each section has a system of badges that all youth members can earn. This ‘system’ is called the Award Scheme and it is intended to encourage young people to strive for a higher level of understanding or expertise over a multitude of activities.
Most badges are earned by participating in the regular program. This includes camps and various outings that your son or daughters section go on.
Some sections also have some work they can do at home, relying on the parent to write a note to say that the youth completed a set task at home.
Throughout the life of a youth member, they will continually earn badges so ask your son/ daughter where they are worn – better still get them to sew them on! As each Scouting Section has its own uniform you may want to keep the old uniform as a memento of their journey through that section. If you need an additional set of Group Badges you can obtain these through the section leaders. There will be a charge for these additional badges.