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    • #108071
      Edward Huntington

      Hey Bryan! I came across this website and video this morning; it looks like there are legitimate changes coming to the Cub Scout uniforms:


      Will this be addressed in one of your blog posts soon? New books, uniform changes, et cetera – it’s something parents and leaders should know about ASAP I think. If you can give us all the official information that would be WONDERFUL. Thanks, and as always I love reading your posts!

      YELLOW-GOLD handbook cover coordinates with YELLOW-GOLD Leader Guide handbook cover.
      Official uniform for Lion starting in Fall 2018 (Lion t-shirt, Lion hat, and uniform belt). Blue CS uniform bottoms and uniform shirt are optional.
      Rank insignia will become a rectangular/strip shape and will be worn under the diamond rank insignia (Bobcat/Tiger/Wolf/Bear) in place of the Arrow of Light strip (read more about the AOL strip below).
      Lion may also choose to sew their rank emblem onto their Lion t-shirt over their heart (upper left chest).
      Lion Neckerchief and slide are earned halfway through program year after completing Gizmos and Gadgets Adventure and is considered an earned award – much like Adventure Loops. They are NOT restricted items.
      Lion neckerchief and neckerchief slide available July 2018.
      Lion will begin earning Adventure Loops in 2018 to be worn on their uniform belt.
      Adventure Loops available July 2018
      Customers who wish to purchase Adventure Loops for Adventures they have already earned, or are earning now, may do so when these Adventure Loops become available.

      ORANGE handbook cover coordinates with ORANGE Tiger Den Leader Guide handbook cover.
      Neckerchief updated to say, “Cub Scouts” in place of “Tiger”. Rolling change – current style will sell through before new style is introduced.

      RED handbook cover coordinates with RED Wolf Den Leader Guide handbook cover.
      Neckerchief updated to RED. Rolling change – yellow neckerchiefs will sell through before new style is introduced.
      Hat updated to RED front panel. Rolling change – yellow neckerchiefs will sell through before new style is introduced.
      Both yellow and red neckerchiefs and hats are acceptable uniform and dens may have Scouts in both colors.

      LIGHT BLUE handbook cover coordinates with LIGHT BLUE Bear Den Leader Guide handbook cover.
      Rank Insignia background updated to LIGHT BLUE. Rolling change – current Bear rank emblems will sell through before new style is introduced.

      FOREST GREEN handbook cover coordinates with FOREST GREEN WEBELOS DEN Leader Guide handbook cover.
      Fall 2018
      All new 4th and 5th grade Webelos will transition to the tan/olive Boy Scout Uniform – Webelos will no longer wear the blue uniform.
      Diamond Webelos rank insignia will phase out and Webelos will use the OVAL rank insignia going forward.
      Arrow of Light strip will no longer be worn on the Blue CS Uniform – it will only be worn on the tan uniform shirt.

      Important Note: Wolf neckerchief and hat (RED), Tiger Neckerchief, and the Bear rank emblem (LIGHT BLUE) will NOT begin shipping to stores or distributors until current uniform inventory depletes. Yellow neckerchiefs and hats will continue to be considered valid Wolf uniform.

    • #111800
      Edward Huntington

      Any chance we’ll hear more about these changes in a coming blog post? 🙂

    • #114824
      Donny Bailey

      Yeah, what’s up with Handbooks. On Scoutstuff.org they have a mix of old and new, but there are no Perfect Bound versions of any of the cub scout handbooks. Are these going away?

      Trying to figure my budget for next year is tough not knowing what things will cost.

      Thanks for any info you find.

      • #121414
        Robyn Russotto

        According to my local scout shop, only the spiral bound handbooks will be available in the new version. The perfect bound have been phased out. They have the old ones on sale as clearance which makes for a good deal at the moment.

    • #120885

      I had seen the new Wolf uniform pieces on scoutstuff.org, but they are no longer there. I am hoping to buy the new pieces since I have a younger son who will also come through the program in a few years, but then can’t find them anywhere.

    • #138184
      Shannon Corbin

      Are there any major changes in the handbooks and leader guides? The only thing addressed on this post is color changes. Just trying to determine whether or not our leaders will need new guides.

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      I have a question regarding the new cover book edition for Webelos. Have any of the requirements have changed from the revised copy back in 2017?

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