National Boy Scout Uniforms--Alphabetical List


Figure 1.--The American scout uniform was changed in the 1980s. The boys are trading patches at a jamboree.

One interesting aspect of Scouting is the many varied national uniforms. The original scouting uniforms were all similar to the military-style adopted by Baden Powell when he founded English Scouting. National Scout uniforms have since evolved into colorful, diverse outfits reflecting the character and traditions of each country's Scouts. Scout uniforms have also been affected by contemportary fashion trends. HBC felt that some readers may want an alphabetical listing for ease of selection.

National Scout Associations

Please have a look at available information on Scouting in the following countries and the development of the various national uniforms in each different country.

Albania


Australia


Austria


Bahamas


Barbados


Belgium


Bulgaria


Canada


Chile


China


Czech Republic


Denmark


Egypt


England


Estonia


Finland


France




Figure 2.--These German Scouts wear dark blue shirts with kerchiefs and lederhosen.

Germany


Guatemala


Hong Kong


Hungary


India


Indonesia


Ireland


Israel


Italy


Japan


Korea


Latvia


Lithuania




Figure 3.--HBU believes that this is a Mexican Scout paricipating in the American Scout Jamboree. Mexican Scouts wear light blue shirts, dark blue shorts and kneesocks.

Mexico


New Zealand


Netherlands


Poland


Romania


Russia


Scotland


Slovakia


South Africa


Sweden


Switzerland


Taiwan


Ukraine




Figure 4.--Scouts and Cubs in the Islamic world often wear long pants, or like this UAE Cub, very long short pants.

United Arab Emirates


United States


Venezuela


Yugoslavia


Unknown

HBU has obtained a number of images of Scout uniforms, but can not identify the nationality. If you can figure out what country these boys are from, please let HBU know.







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Created: Debruary 9, 2001
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