Wearing a uniform is comfy and practical. It means no one feels uncomfortable or left out and helps everyone feel part of the group. Our uniform consists of a sweatshirt (in beavers and cubs or a shirt (in scouts, explorers and network), that you can sew badges on and a coloured scarf or 'necker’ to represent your local group or unit. There are lots of other optional accessories you can wear including hats, hoodies, trousers or shorts.
A uniform can either be bought from our online shop - Scout Store - or from a local supplier. If you’re not sure where to start, leaders can give you more information about what to buy and where to buy it. They may even know if someone is selling a uniform second hand. There are grants available to help you buy a uniform, ask your leader for more details.
We don’t want young people to miss out through financial difficulties. If you have concerns about finances which may prevent your child taking part in scouting or some activities, speak to your leader, as some assistance may be available in confidence.