The Scout uniform gives a sense of belonging...
You need to buy your uniform, however, it is worth waiting a couple of weeks to make sure that you are settled, and that Scouting is for you. Meanwhile, Cub Scouts should continue to wear their Cub Scout Uniform.
It is important to remember that when uniform is worn, it is an outward and visible sign, which should show Scouting at its best and therefore should be smart and well presented!
The essential parts of the Scout uniform are:
- Group Scarf – 2nd Wimborne Scout Group wear a burgundy coloured scarf with grey trim. Often, it is called a ‘necker’. The scarf is presented to you when you are invested into the Troop. If you have moved-on from Cub Scouts you will continue to wear your old scarf.
- Woggle – This is usually a ring used to secure the necker and holds the scarf in place. In the scout troop, the scouts are encouraged to make their own woggle. (Woggle-making activities are scheduled within the programme!)
- Shirt - A long sleeved, kingfisher green shirt, with an embroidered scout logo, onto which the Scout badges are sewn.
- Trousers – The official trousers are dark blue activity trousers with an embroidered scout logo on them.
- Belt – The Scout belt is leather with a metal buckle bearing the scout logo.