This Troop 343 Uniform Policy is in accordance with Troop 343 Committee and Scoutmaster guidelines.  If these policies are not followed the scout will not be allowed to participate in an event.  Any circumstances which require special consideration or modification will be discussed at the SM/SPL level. The Committee Chair shall also be kept informed of any such exceptions.  Any violations outside of this uniform policy will be brought before the scout leadership for action.

  • Scout Meetings, New Leaders Training, and PLCs:  Scouts will wear the Class A uniform (Scout Shirt, Scout pants, Scout Belt, and Scout Socks).  No sandals, flip flops, or boat shoes without socks are allowed.  Exception: Sport or Band uniforms will be allowed if insufficient time exists for the scout to change uniforms before the start of the scout meeting.
  • Special Events:  (Court of Honors, Scout Sundays, Scouting Banquets, etc.)  Scouts will wear the Class A uniform (Scout Shirt, Scout pants, Scout Belt, Scout Socks, neckerchief, neckerchief slide, merit badge sash, OA sash (if appropriate), and black or brown shoes).
  • Board of Reviews:   Scouts will wear the Class A uniform (Scout Shirt, Scout pants, Scout Belt, Scout Socks, neckerchief, neckerchief slide, merit badge sash (for Star BOR and above), OA sash (if appropriate), and black or brown shoes.  Scouts will also have all current rank, patrol, leadership patches, and merit badges sewn onto uniform and sash, respectively.  Scouts will not be allowed to begin a BOR for any uniform violation).
  • Outings:  Scouts will wear the Class A uniform (Scout Shirt, Scout pants, Scout Belt, and Scout Socks) en route and on return from all outings.  Exception - Class B shirts only may be worn on local Troop 343 hikes of less than 25 miles travel time to hiking location,  A Class B shirt is considered to be any Troop 343 or BSA t-shirt.).
  • Talakto District Events:  Scouts will wear the Class A uniform (Scout Shirt, Scout pants, Scout Belt, and Scout Socks).  No sandals, flip flops, or boat shoes without socks are allowed).
  • After Arrival at Outing Location:  Troop 343 Class B uniform (Class B shirt, Scout pants, Scout Belt, and Scout Socks.  A Class B shirt is considered to be any Troop 343 or BSA t-shirt).  No sandals, flip flops, or boat shoes without socks are allowed.  Exception:  With some outings certain attire will be required such as swim wear for canoeing or swimming, bicycle attire for biking, hiking pants for extended hiking treks, etc.  Some events at Camporees and Scout Camp, such as morning assembly, flag retirement ceremony, or vespers, require Class A uniforms.

Note:  During winter months a long sleeve shirt may be worn under the Class A scout shirt for warmth.  Coats or pull-over sweat shirts will not be worn indoors during any scout function.

Note:  Certain outings such as the swim test, certain merit badge meetings, high adventure, and other outings may require that the SPL with consultation with of the SM make exceptions.  Generally, these discussions will be held in advance of the outing in an appropriate setting and announced prior to the outing so that everyone will understand the rules.