Just as a sports uniform identifies a boy with a team, the Scout uniform identifies a boy with the largest voluntary youth movement in the world. The Scout uniform tends to diminish the importance of a person's financial, social, and ethnic background, while clearly showing each individual's Scouting accomplishments. Whenever a Scout sees another person in a Scout uniform, he knows he is like that person because both have committed themselves principles of the Scout Oath and Law. The Scout Oath and Law bind all Scouts of the world together in a common purpose.
By wearing the uniform, Scouts give each other strength and support. It helps them to feel like part of the team.
Beyond accenting the common bond between Scouts, by wearing the uniform Scouts are declaring their faith and commitment to some important beliefs that bind them to all people. It is a way of making visible their belief in God, their loyalty to our country and their commitment to helping other people who need them.
How the uniform can help the troop
- When smartly worn, the uniform can help build good troop spirit.
- By investing in a uniform, a Scout and his parents are really making a kind of a commitment to take Scouting seriously.
- The uniform makes the troop visible as a force for good in the community.
- Scouts in uniform create a strong, positive, youth image in the neighborhood, thus helping to counteract the negative feeling some adults have about youth.
The following is the official uniform of Troop 633:
Hat (any official BSA hat)
Shirt (official tan w/khaki shoulder tabs)
Flag, Council and Troop 633 patches
Belt (official khaki web belt or other scout belt)
Pants/Shorts (official khaki preferred, but ones of similar color acceptable)
Socks (official khaki)
Neckerchief and slide
Class “B” T-shirt (can be purchased through the Troop Committee)
Official placement of insignia may be found on the inside front and back cover of the Scout Handbook.
The Scout uniform must be worn on all Troop activities and events unless otherwise specified, this includes wearing the uniform when travelling to and from camping trips. The Scout Shop carries all necessary items.
COLUMBIA SCOUT SHOP
Monday-Friday 10 a.m. - 7 p.m.
Saturday 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.
715 Betsy Drive - Columbia, SC 29210