Scouts wear a uniform during their weekly meetings and sometimes on trips away, depending on where they’re going and what they’re doing.
Usually, this consists of a shirt or blouse with their badges sewn on, which they pair with a scarf, known as a necker.
You can get the uniform, necker and woggle at the ScoutShop in Baarn . Check their website for the opening hours and address.
But what do you need to buy?
Scoutfit Shirt in your sections colour (from €33,50)
Hilversum International necker (€17,50)
(only available at the ScoutShop in Baarn)
Scouting Nederland Woggle (€2,50) or any other woggle available at the ScouShop.
The cloggle (wooden clog) looks great, but is difficult to put on our necker, and if your child falls it can hurt.
Country badge – as we are an international group the ‘nationality’ of the scout can be represented with their national flag, available at the ScoutShop.
The group T-shirt will be given to new members by the leaders. You can buy an extra or new T-shirt from your leaders (€15,-).
During the investiture you will receive various badges, but what are they for and where do they go on your shirt?
- Name tag of our group – it shows other people that you are a member of our Scouting group
- Regional badge – it tells you’re from ‘Regio ‘t Gooi’.
- Country badge – as we are an international group the ‘nationality’ of the scout can be represented with their national flag, available at the Scout Shop.
- Beaver / Cub / Scout / Explorer badge – this badge tells everyone which section you’re in.
- Six or Patrol badge – this badge shows which Six or Patrol you are assigned to. (Cubs and Scouts)
- Promise badge – this is the national scouting badge that shows you have made you promise.
- Skills badge(s) – you can earn them by learning (scouting) skills.
Tip: don’t spread them too widely, and start high, otherwise you might not have enough space later on ;).