Uniform and Patch Placement
Your uniform shows others that you are a member of the Boy Scouts of America and a member of Troop 801. It shows your commitment to the Scouting principles and shows you are a good citizen and are ready and willing to help other people. Your uniform is also a symbol of your own hard work and advancement. Your behavior while wearing your uniform reflects on yourself, on our Troop and on the Boy Scouts of America. Wear your uniform as you would conduct yourself: with cleanliness, pride and respect!
Class "A" Basic Uniform
The Uniform items listed below must be BSA approved (Official uniform item). Please refer to the image at the right for further detail. All of the items, along with other insignia and patches are available from our local Scout Shop or online at Scout Stuff.org. A Troop 801 Uniform Shopping List is available for you to download and print.
Tan Shirt, long or short sleeved
Shoulder loops (pair) - olive green
Neckerchief standard slide or bolo
Pants or Shorts (olive green), properly hemmed
Belt: olive green web belt with BSA Insignia on buckle; or leather with BSA buckle or other Scout related buckle; or black nylon web belt and buckle that accompanies the switchback pants.
Cap, baseball style with BSA logo (olive green)
Merit Badge sash (comes in two sizes and may be tailored and let out as scout grows
BSA socks (olive green)
Appropriate Patches and Insignia (see right and below)
A Scout handbook is also required for learning and to keep track of advancement progress. The 2013 Boy Scout Merit Badge Requirements handbook and the Scout Field Manual are suggested, but not necessary.
Class "B" Uniform
Troop 801''s Class "B" Uniform is a forest green tee shirt with the Troop's number and logo imprinted on it. These are usually worn for outdoor activities, along with jeans or appropriate shorts. Class B tee shirts are available for purchase from the Troop.
Class A Basic Uniform
Class B Tee Shirt
Front of Shirt & Pockets
Right Pocket - from top downward;
· Various patches (as shown above the pocket) give examples
· Temporary insignia (on pocket flap) give examples
· Temporary patches worn on the pocket button
Left Pocket - from top downward;
· World Crest is centered horizontally over the left pocket in mid chest area
· Service star(s) above the Religious knot
· Religious knot, immediately above pocket
· Rank badge on pocket
· Arrow of Light centered below pocket
Right Sleeve - From shoulder downward:
· Green Epaulet (shoulder)
· US Flag
· Patrol Patch
· Baden Powel Star, if applicable
· Current Year's Quality Unit Patch
· Musician patch (worn only if in band or drum corps)
Left Sleeve - From shoulder downward:
· Green Epaulet
· San Diego Imperial Council patch
· Troop years of operation patch, if applicable
· Troop Unit Numbers (8, 0, 1)
· "Trained" patch (on flap of pocket on sleeve)
· Position within the Troop patch (on pocket on sleeve*
Note: *For shirts without pockets, the "Trained" patch and the Troop position patch are reversed (see examples)
Merit Badge Sash
The Merit Badge sash is worn on formal occasions. The Sash is worn on the right shoulder, crossing over the front of the uniform shirt to the left hip.
· Merit badges are evenly placed in three columns on the front of the sash. Once the front has been filled, additional badges may be added to the back of the sash.
· In addition, up to six merit badges are allowed on the right sleeve of the long sleeved uniform shirt. These are applied in rows of two. Badges should begin 3" above the bottom sleeve edge. If scouts are wearing short sleeved uniform shirts, no merit badges are worn on the sleeve.