Wolf: The color of the cap and neckerchief is now red instead of yellow. However, during this year of transition, both colors are acceptable. Talk with your den leader to decide as a group.
Bear: Now there will be a light blue patch, to go with the hat and neckerchief.
Webelos: Tan shirts and green pants are now required. (Up until now, blue or tan was acceptable.) The only patch will be the round one, designed for the tan shirts.
BELTLOOPS AND PINS: Your Scout will earn beltloops (and later, pins) for completing den adventures.
Please keep track of your scout's progress by noting his/her accomplishments in Scoutbook: https://www.scoutbook.com/mobile/
PATCHES: Your child will also be awarded non-official patches from time to time, maybe after an outing. There is no “official” place for these patches. Some people sew them onto a red achievement vest. These can be purchased online or from a Scout shop (you will see the kids wearing a red vest, this is the achievement vest or patch vest). The vests are optional, but they make a great place to display the many patches your child will earn.
SHOPPING FOR A UNIFORM:
On your first trip to the Scout Shop, you will probably need to purchase the following items. The staff at the Scout Shop will help you. You can also go to scoutstuff.org, the official BSA site. Our Scout shop is down in Balboa Park. There is also one in Temecula which may be just as close for some.
Your scout’s rank handbook details the proper placement on the uniform for the required patches. Also, see below.
Shop for a Uniform at the Scout Shop: https://www.scoutshop.org/cub-scout-collection
1207 Upas St, San Diego, CA 92103, (619) 294-3806
Shop for a Red Patch Vest: http://www.patchvest.com/twill-patch-vest/
Shop for Badge Magic on Amazon: https://goo.gl/1GeFJd
Purchase a pack t-shirt ($15) on the 'Payments' tab or at a Pack Show
Enter your Scout's Advancements (s/he will be awarded at the Pack Show): https://www.scoutbook.com/mobile/