The Official Sea Scout Uniform
The Official Sea Scout Uniform is equivalent to the BSA field uniform and is for wear by youth and adults. The garments are commercially available work clothing similar to Dickies® work shirts and work pants.
Frequently Asked Questions
Where can we obtain a uniform?
The garments are commercially available work clothing similar to Dickies® work shirts and work pants. The garments can be purchased at local retailers or online at SG Trading Post or Dickies.com. You can order the accessories and insignia via your local Scout Shop or from ScoutShop.org.
Other sources for the uniform can be found in the publication The Official Sea Scout Uniform: Alternative Sources.
Can we wear a legacy uniform?
No. All units are required to wear The Official Sea Scout Uniform.
The Official Sea Scout Uniform is hot when we’re active on a vessel, what should we do?
In hot climates, the dark blue uniform shirt can be pretty warm, but you can wear the optional matching shorts or substitute shirts from the alternate sources mentioned above made of breathable, wicking fabrics. More realistically, you are probably going to sail in an activity t-shirt or polo anyway. SG Trading Post stocks customizable Sea Scout tees, polos, hats, jackets, sea-bags and more to assist a ship in getting outfitted for adventure.
Why is the Official Uniform the way it is?
The people behind the official uniform provide insight into the history of TOSSU in the publication Why is the Official Sea Scout Uniform the way it is?
Still have questions?
This page is intended to provide an introduction and a summary (not the complete details). The Fact Sheet above contains the most up to date information about The Official Sea Scout Uniform. Check the Guide to Awards and Insignia and the Sea Scout Manual for more details about uniforms and insignia.