Troop 78 Uniform
Scout Shirt: long sleeve, “cotton rich poplin” (not Supplex nylon) with green shoulder loops. Sleeves rolled up for summer.
Scout Pants: “canvas convertibles” (not nylon). Long pants for winter, convert to shorts for summer.
Scout Belt: web Scout belt with black buckle, or a leather Camp Horseshoe belt purchased at summer camp.
Scout Socks: long (knee) socks are required with the summer uniform. When wearing long pants, the BSA dark green crew sock, will be worn.
Troop Neckerchief and slide:
The troop provides a neckerchief and slide for all Scouts. A new Scout is issued a plain maroon neckerchief, and must earn the full neckerchief with patch (see instructions in the Troop Handbook). Leather “78” neckerchief slides are required. If a slide is lost, a $1 fee will be required for a replacement.
Boots: Troop uniform requires hiking boots, brown, tan, black or grey colors are acceptable, white is not permitted.
The troop will provide the red and white “Willistown” community strip and the red and white “78” for the left shoulder of your shirt sleeve.
Please sew the Willistown strip touching the shoulder seam where the Council Strip is shown in the Boy Scout Handbook.
The Troop will also provide the black and red patrol patches for your right shoulder.
The Camp Horseshoe patch must be sewn on the right shirt pocket. Do not begin your Horsehoe patch below the pocket, but at the bottom. It can be sewn at the very bottom and still allow two rings of year and trail segments to be sewn around the outside.
Our official hat for summer camp is the Campaign style hat which is loaned to each Scout by the troop. The only other “troop hat” that can be worn with the uniform, is the optional maroon baseball style cap with the troop’s loon logo. The troop has some available for purchase.
No hat is used during the Scout year at regular Troop meetings and events.
A complete uniform with a pen in the shirt pocket is required at each meeting and points will be deducted for each missing uniform item.
We are in Summer Uniform