We STRONGLY encourage you to wear the official dress uniform to every meeting, especially if you are going for a Scoutmaster Conference, Board of Review or if you are a Troop Leader (SPL, ASPL, and preferably PL).
The official dress uniform is to be worn when traveling to and from any scouting related activity. Occasionally, we allow Class B for some trips - but you will be told of this ahead of time. It is also be worn at EVERY ceremonial function, for example, Courts of Honor. It is also to be worn when attending an event as a representative of Troop 33 and/or BSA - for example, the Wreath Laying Ceremony. Please note: The official dress uniform is commonly referred to as the 'Class A' uniformand the activity uniform as 'Class B'even though these are not correct BSAterms.
For more on the BSA Standards and for photos of the patch placement, see the Uniform Inspection Sheet.
The official dress uniform consists of:
BSA Shirt (long or short sleeve) with proper insignia
The Council Shoulder Patch and Troop Number, OR the combined Troop 33 Patch
A US Flag on the right shoulder
A rank patch on the left pocket
BSA Pants (long, short or convertible) - in emergency MAY substitute pants of a dark green color (olive)
BSA or suitable belt
BSA socks - in emergency MAY substitute socks of a dark green color, with shorts and dark socks with the long pants
Brown or Black shoes or boots, NOT tennis shoes or Keens, or similar
Neckerchief WITH slide, sometimes we must all be alike (Horseshoe, for example), otherwise, somewhat optional
Head gear is not required, unless the troop votes to wear hats
As appropriate, the shirt may also have:
A patrol patch on the right sleeve under the flag
A journey to excellence patch earned in Troop 33, on the right sleeve, under the patrol patch
The badge of office on the left sleeve, under the troop number
A Trained patch, if earned, on the left sleeve, under the badge of office
An Arrow of Light, below the left pocket and centered
A religious emblem knot above the left pocket (centered)
A Interpreter Strip, if earned, above the BOY SCOUTS of AMERICA, above the right pocket
An Order of the Arrow lodge patch on the right pocket flap
One Temporary, Boy Scout related patch may be on the right pocket (i.e. Camp Horseshoe patch; a Totin Chip patch)
Class B shirts
The troop has a number of Class B shirts for sale.
NOTE: If you have a particular situation that makes obtaining a full Class A uniform a difficulty, PLEASE contact the scoutmaster about this, rather than have your scout be out of uniform. We will assist you.