Scouts Canada’s uniforms distinguish its members, both Scouts and Scouters, as representatives of our organization and of the Scouting Movement. Wearing the uniform unites us and should be viewed as a privilege. If a Scout or Scouter does not conduct himself or herself in a way that is in keeping with our Code of Conduct, the invitation to wear the uniform can be taken away.
The badges of The Canadian Path are used to celebrate the personal journey of youth in Scouting. In a tangible way, they mark the milestones of the journey and celebrate youth achievements. They are souvenirs of the journey, not the journey itself. Badges are worn directly on the uniform; diagrams of insignia placement are included within this FAQ page.
Your trip to the Scout Shop to find your new uniform should be an exciting experience! Every element of the uniform is distinctive and steeped in Scouting culture. Take the “neckerchief”: after the Scout Promise is made, the new Scout will be presented with a Scouting neckerchief (or “necker”). The necker should be rolled seven times, representing a good turn for each day of the week.
Remember, when wearing the uniform you are representing not only yourself but also Scouts Canada and the entire Scouting Movement. Wear your uniform with pride and a smile!
The 2017 anniversary badge can be worn on the uniform. The uniform diagrams on the Canadian Path website have been updated to include them.
Here are direct links to each Section’s uniform diagram and the Scouter uniform diagram:
The ‘I’m on The Canadian Path’ “crests” do not go on the uniform; they are just crests. It is suggested that youth proudly display their crests on their campfire blankets. Remember, there are four additional pieces that fit around that crest, meant to be given as Sections complete their “Seasonal Assessments.” They are available from the Scout Shop.
Still need help? Please feel free to contact the Scouts Canada Help Centre