The succes of the Scouting movement in England, America, and other countries created a need for a separate program for younger boys. Scoting involved a lot of activities not appropriate for little boys who needed a more-home centered program invoving parents as much as possible. The English Scouting movement created the Wolf Cubs and separate Cub programs soon appeared in Europe and America.
The English made Cub unifoms as simple as possible to make participation possible for virtually all boys. The uniform was a school-boy style cap in distivrive green and yellow worn with a green sweater (jumper
Figure 1.--British cub uniforms have changed little over the past 50 years, except for the length of the shorts. Many British cubs now wear long pants.
Many youth organizations have adopted uniforms. These
uniforms vary greatly from group to group and country to country.
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