Field Uniform (Class A)

Scout Shirt & Neckerchief

Troop 173 T-Shirt

Scout Shorts or Scout Pants

Scout belt & buckle

Scout socks

Activity Uniform (Class B)

This is an activity uniform

Troop 173 or other BSA T-Shirt

Scout Shorts or Scout Pants

Scout belt & buckle


Troop 173 or other Scout neckerchief worn under Scout shirt collar with slide

Hiking shoes, dock-siders, or tennis shoes

-no open-end shoes or sandals

-no tennis shoes for church services or Court of Honor

* Field Uniform is to be worn for travel to and from all campouts.

* Always refer to the campout checklist

Scouts and Scout Leaders should wear the Field Uniform for all ceremonial and indoor activities including troop meetings, Board of Review and Court of Honor. The Field Uniform should also be worn during special outdoor occasions such as flag ceremonies, Scout shows, popcorn sales, travel to or from Scout activities and campouts, and special times during summer camp.

During physically active outdoor events and informal activities, Scouts should wear the Activity Uniform. This is why a Troop 173 T-shirt is part of the Field Uniform - you never know when you may need to remove your Class A shirt for activities.

No alterations or additions to the official uniform may be made by any Scout, Scout leader, or Scouting official. In accordance with the BSA Charter, any imitation of military uniforms is prohibited. Camouflage pants, shorts, shirts and hats are prohibited!!

Various Links Shared to Help:

Patch and Badge Placement for the Scout Uniform.

Training Awards for the Scout Uniform.

Scout Uniform Inspection Sheet for the Scout Uniform.

Position of Patches on the Uniform Shows parents and Scouts where to sew the patches on the uniform.

Patrol Emblems Available Shows all the available patrol patches and names for use in choosing a patrol name

Rank Patches Shows the patches (and medals) associated with each BSA rank Scout through Eagle

Troop Position Patches Pages 1 and Pages 2 Troop positions are required for advancement through the higher ranks.

Shows the badges for all the designated BSA Troop positions.