The Lion Uniform

Cub Scout uniforms are a way for Scouts to show their pack pride and display awards and ranks they earn.  Pack 151 has specific uniform requirements based upon our program. Parents/Guardians must purchase the required uniform and attach the emblems, badges and patches. 

The required Class A uniform costs roughly $60. We have a limited number of free uniforms (youth and adult) available from our Uniform Exchange for those who are not in the financial position to pay for a new uniform. 

Pack 151's Scouts are encouraged to wear their Class A uniforms to school on Pack Meeting days.

Required Class A Lion uniform:
  • An official blue Cub Scout Shirt (long or short sleeve) This shirt will last through third Grade - so size it appropriately.
  • Northern Star Council shoulder emblem
  • Pack numeral patches (151)
  • Den numeral patch (choose your Den's number)
  • World Crest emblem
  • An official blue webbing Cub Scouts belt (to attach belt loops he'll earn). Although Scout Shop staff may tell you this is optional, Pack 151 requires this belt.
  • Lion Cub Scouts do not need to purchase a neckerchief.

  • official pants or shorts
  • official socks
Where to purchase items
Uniform, patches, belts and other Scouting items may be purchased in store or online.
  • Official BSA scout shops - Multiple locations
    • Twin Cities Scout Shop, 2218 Old Highway 10, Mounds View, MN, 55112  (763)-786-3090
    • St Paul Scout Shop, 339 Marshall Ave.,  St Paul, MN, 55102  (651) 224-4175
    • Minneapolis Scout Shop, 5300 Glenwood Ave, Minneapolis, MN, 55422 (763) 545-9459
  • Official BSA online scout shop:
  • Hisdahl's1978 Hwy 96 E  White Bear Lake, MN 55110 (651) 429-1394  (1 block West of Hwy 61)
Patches you don't need to Buy
Any badge or patch that your boy earns will be awarded (at no cost) during the Monthly Pack Meetings.  You will need to attach them to the uniform on, but they are provided.

The Uniform Code:
Your son should/will be encouraged to wear his uniform appropriately.  The shirt should always be tucked in and orderly. He should understand the importance of representing the entire Boy Scout Organization while in uniform.  

Sew vs stick?
It's up to you.
  • Some parents like the ease of attaching patches with adhesives like Badge Magic.  Problem is, that it doesn't always stick wash after wash, risking the loss of a patch.  
  • Some parents sew patches their Scout's patches, which may be more difficult, but it will likely last a long time.  
  • Some parents have found that dropping off the uniform at a tailoring shop like Sew What in downtown White Bear Lake is another alternative.
Uniform Exchange: 
The Northern Star Council, Boy Scouts of America's Uniform Exchange program is where Scouts and Scout Leaders can get experienced (used) Scout uniforms for a nominal cost. It's also a great way to pass on your uniforms (donations) to Scouts that are in need of a Scout uniform. All Scout shirts, pants, shorts, neckerchief, socks, patches, and more are welcome.  More information about the Uniform Exchange is available at the Northern Star Council's website.

Patch placement
See the images below or the official Cub Scout Inspection Sheet

Lions wear the official Cub Scouts shirt (long or short sleeve)

Lions wear the official Cub Scouts web belt.
(required for Wolves, Bears & Webelos)

Northern Star Council shoulder emblem

Pack numeral patches

Den numeral patch (choose your correct Den number)

World Crest emblem

Temporary Patches

A temporary patch is a good way to show what your Scout recently participated in or something that he's especially proud of.

Earning it
Patches earned at the Pinewood Derby, Fall Festival, Monster Jam, Polar Cubs, Rodeo, Cub Scout camp, etc. are examples of temporary patches.

Wearing it
These "fun" patches are worn by Lion Cubs, ONE at a time centered on the RIGHT pocket of the official Cub Scout Class A field uniform; or suspended from the right pocket button of the field uniform.   Some temporary patches have special loops which makes switching patches easy. 


Temporary patches