Uniform FAQs

What is a Class A Uniform?

A Class A Uniform requires a long or short-sleeved Scout Shirt, Circle Ten Council patch, green shoulder loops, Scout Pants or Shorts, and green Scout Belt.  Scout socks are required unless pants are worn.  Troop 25 does not require a neckerchief.

When do I wear a Class A Uniform?

Class A Uniform is required for all Monday night Troop meetings held between Labor Day and Memorial Day, Boards of Review, and travel with the Troop.

What is a Class B Uniform?

A Class B Uniform consists of a Troop T-Shirt, Scout Pants or Shorts, and Belt.  Scout socks are required when wearing shorts.  Class B Uniform may be worn to summer Troop meetings, once in camp and at service projects.

What’s the difference between the Den Chief Patch and Den Chief Rope?

You wear the Den Chief Patch directly below the “25” Patch on your left sleeve only when you are a Den Chief. When you are no longer a Den Chief, you must remove it from your uniform.  You may put it on the back of the sash. The rope (yellow & blue) can be worn on the left shoulder when the Scout holds 2 positions of leadership. He would wear the patch from the other position on the left sleeve and the rope on the left shoulder to signify he is also a Den Chief. If Den Chief is the only position of leadership, the Scout may choose to wear the rope or not. There is no official BSA position on it.

When Scout is no longer a Den Chief, he may wear the red/white/blue rope on his left shoulder only if he has earned the Den Chief Service Award.
When can I wear the Sash?

See the SASH page for all Sash information

How can I see where to put the patches?

See the INSIGNIA PLACEMENT page for a diagram of where patches should be placed on the uniform shirt.


Insignia Placement





The SASH is worn after a Scout achieves FIRST CLASS RANK.  The SASH is not required at Troop Meetings but should be worn on all formal occasions such as Courts of Honor or Boards of Review.

Only Merit Badges are to be worn on the FRONT of the SASH. You may see Scouts wearing many other things on the front of their SASH. This is wrong. Merit Badges ONLY.

The Badges may be worn in any order you choose. Traditionally, scouts wear them in the order they were received, but there is no rule about this.

The SASH is always worn over the right shoulder and under the left arm, even if you’re left handed.

The BACK of the SASH is NOT home to previous rank patches or pins of any kind.

You may be wondering what to wear on the BACK of the SASH.  You may choose to wear temporary insignia on the back of your SASH once it is removed from your uniform shirt.  Examples include old Patrol Patches, Totin’ Chip, Philmont Patch, etc.