Uniforming is an important part of developing program recognition and self-identity. By wearing the Sea Scout uniform, youth make a statement to observers about courtesy, thoughtfulness, honesty, and other core values that convey character.
Working on a vessel reinforces the fact that with privilege comes responsibility. The same is true with the privilege of wearing the Sea Scout uniform. Anything done while wearing the uniform reflects upon the reputation of all Sea Scouts in our nation. It becomes each Sea Scout’s responsibility to always do the right thing, and it becomes each Sea Scout’s responsibility to keep the Sea Scout uniform correctly creased, cleaned, and maintained.
The Official Sea Scout Uniform (New Century Universal Uniform) is designed for wear by youth and adults―male and female―and serves as both dress and work uniform. The garments are commercially available work clothing similar to Dickies® work shirts and work pants. SG Trading Post, an Official BSA Vendor, offers the Uniform Shirt with the US Flag, World Crest, and Sea Scouts B.S.A. embroidered above the pocket.
Sea Scout dress uniforms are worn on special occasions such as bridges of honor, annual banquets, public appearances, and other formal occasions. The dress uniforms are identical to U.S. Navy uniforms except for distinctive Sea Scout modifications. For more information on Traditional Sea Scout Uniforms, refer to the Sea Scout Manual.