Uniform and Badge Positions

Every young person must wear uniform and the group necktie when attending the weekly session, camp or any other scouting event unless advised otherwise. Uniform is a compulsory aspect of scouting and hence we are implementing a three week period for the child to be in uniform before we issue reminders and eventually to expulsion from the group. Should you have exceptional circumstances, please get in touch to arrange an exclusion from this requirement.


Beaver Scouts wear a turquoise sweatshirt with a necktie and woggle or one of another colour which identifies their Lodge or team.



Cubs wear a dark green sweatshirt with a necktie and a woggle in the colour of their Six.



Scouts wear a teal green shirt or blouse, navy blue activity trousers or skirt, a group scarf with a woggle, and a Scout belt.



Explorer Scouts wear a grey shirt or blouse with a Unit necktie (or a Group one if there is a partnership agreement), and navy blue activity trousers or skirt with a Scout belt.  A long length shirt is also available for females.


The group necktie is royal blue with a white taped edge. We can provide the necktie for £5.



Where to get the uniform from

Visit a shop in Edinburgh:

The Guide Shop

16 Coates Crescent,
EH3 7AH.

Click here to view the shop on the map

Alternatively, you can order it online from:

Online Scouts Shop

which can be found here: http://shop.scouts.org.uk/

Badge Positions

Badges are awarded after completion of a set of activities, and can be sewn or glued (using fabric glue) to the uniform according to the positions shown below.

The Core badges are awarded to young people of all sections, and should be attached on the right hand sleeve of their uniform.  Below is an example of the Core badge layout for our group, on the right sleeve.

The purple Membership badge always goes on the front left of the uniform.

There are various other badge types which are attached according to the following layout.

Beaver badge positions


Cub badge positions

Scout badge positions