At any Scouting event, all Scouts should be wearing a Scout uniform.  At most Scout weekly meetings, either the Class A or Class B uniform can be worn.  A Class A uniform is worn for important events. 

Where can you buy the Uniform?

You can buy uniforms and accessories at the Heart of Virginia Council Scout Shop on 4015 Fitzhugh Avenue.

You can also buy them online at

What do you need to buy?

Our Troop wears green bands on the epaulets and green troop numbers. We will provide the green shoulder loops, the green troop numbers, a black neckerchief, and neckerchief slide.

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". See below.
  • Class B is the nickname for the BSA "Activity Uniform"; i.e. scouting related t-shirt and scout pants.
What is a Class A Uniform (Field Uniform)?
The Class A Uniform is anchored by the Scout uniform shirt on which you put your badges and other emblems.  Our black neckerchief is worn for important occasions such as Court of Honor, Scout Sunday, and color guard at public events. Neckerchief slides may be purchased at the Scout store or one that you create yourself.  With the Scout shirt, we wear dark green shorts or long pants and Scout belt.  The dark green shorts or long pants can be the official Scout gear or not.  The Troop will give a black neckerchief to you when you join the Troop.
What is a Class B Uniform (Activity Uniform)?
The Class B Uniform is a Scout T-shirt, either an official BSA tee or our Troop tee, with dark green shorts or long pants and Scout belt.  Many Scouts prefer cargo shorts or cargo pants in order to carry gear.  Sport shorts are not acceptable.  The Troop will give you a Troop tee shirt to you when you join the Troop.
Here is a link to where everything should be placed (See page 11 and after): Guide to Awards and Insignia, Section 2
Here is a different view of where to place everything: Boy Scout Uniform Inspection Sheet
Where do all of these badges and emblems go?

Here is a diagram showing the position of various items on the uniform: