Uniform & equipment list

This page explains which uniform items are required for each section, where to buy them and also which other equipment is recommended to stay comfortable during our many adventures.

Once you have your crisp new uniform you no doubt can't wait to sew some badges onto it! But where do all those badges go? The Downloads section at the bottom of this page has detailed drawings showing the correct badge locations for Beaver, Cub, Scout and Explorer uniforms.

Beavers

Beavers wear the following uniform:

  • Turquoise Beavers sweatshirt (not the hoodie)
  • Red MKH group scarf with Spitfire logo (you receive this from the group when you are invested)
  • Navy trousers (no jeans)
  • Black school shoes (no trainers)

Cubs

Cubs wear the following uniform:

  • Dark green Cubs sweatshirt
  • Red MKH group scarf with Spitfire logo
  • Navy trousers (no jeans)
  • Black school shoes (no trainers)

Scouts

During normal indoor meetings and all official occasions Scouts wear the following uniform:

  • Teal-coloured, long-sleeve Scout shirt or blouse
  • Red MKH group scarf with Spitfire logo
  • Navy activity trousers (no jeans)
  • Black shoes (no trainers)

Other equipment required for outdoor activities and camps:

  • Red group poloshirt
  • Sturdy waterproof hiking boots
  • Waterproof coat
  • Waterproof walking trousers
  • Warm sleeping bag (at least 3 but preferably 4 seasons)
  • Warm sleeping mat (not an airbed as these are too cold)
  • Strong kit bag or backpack

For outdoor activities we like to keep our uniforms clean and wear the red group polo shirts instead.

The leaders will advise what clothing is best for each activity.

We strongly recommend that you invest in a pair of good quality, waterproof hiking boots. We do several longer hikes every year but hiking boots are also ideal footwear for other outdoor activities which are often in muddy terrain. We aim to be outside for at least half of our meetings and good boots will help to keep you comfortable! It is worth getting advice on boot types and fitting from a good outdoor store.

Explorers

Explorers wear the following uniform:

  • Beige long-sleeve Explorer shirt or blouse (don't confuse this with the adult shirt which is a lighter shade of Beige)
  • Blue and white scarf
  • Navy activity trousers (no jeans)
  • Black shoes (no trainers)

Downloads