The Uniform

The official Boy Scout uniform can be purchased at either of these Scout Shop in DFW area.

Bobby Lyle ♦ Billy Gamble Scout Shop
5600 US Highway 75 South
Fairview, TX 75069
Phone: (972)359-9992   Fax: (972)359-9994    Email: lylegamblescoutshop@scouting.org
Hours: Mon - Sat: 9:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m, Thurs: 9:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
 
John D. Murchison Scout Shop
8605 Harry Hines Blvd
Dallas, TX 75235
Phone: (214)902-2001 Fax: (214)902-2016   Email:dallasscoutshop@scouting.org
Hours:Mon - Fri: 9:00 a.m - 6:00 p.m., Thurs: 9:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.,Sat: 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
 

A short sleeved shirt is most practical but always get one at least a size larger than necessary so you will not have to move all those patches more than once a year. The official field (Class A) uniform consists of a scout shirt, shorts or pants, socks, belt and brown leather shoes or boots. The scout should also purchase a merit badge sash after he has received 5-6 merit badges. The scout shirt should have green shoulder loops, council strip, World Crest emblem, Troop 2060 numerals, patrol patch, and rank patches as appropriate. Refer to documentation below for placement of insignia. The merit badge sash is optional but could be worn to Scoutmaster Conferences, Boards of Review and Courts of Honor as well as other special scouting occasions.

Each scout is expected to have his own copy of the Scout Handbook that is his own personal record of his Scouting history. The Scout's name should be clear and legible on the inside and with a Sharpie on the outside edges. You may want to put it in a cover, which can be purchased at the Scout Shop, and enclose it in a baggie on camp outs to protect it from the weather. Personal camping equipment is discussed in an attachment to this handbook.

The following are the Troop 2060 uniform requirements:

Class A Field Uniform

Boy Scout shirt with proper rank and other insignia properly displayed

Boy Scout slacks or short pants

Boy Scout green socks

Boy Scout belt

For outdoor activities, Scouts may wear troop or camp T-shirts with the Scout pants or shorts or other appropriate attire.

Class A vs Class B

Class A and Class B are unofficial nicknames for the scout uniforms. Though generally understood, some scouters prefer the proper uniform names.

  • Class A is the nickname for the BSA "Field Uniform" as described above
  • Class B is the nickname for the BSA "Activity Uniform"; i.e. scouting related t-shirt and scout pants.