Uniforms

These pages concern different aspects of uniform as worn in practice. It is not an historical review of each change. The Scout Association Policy, Organisation and Rules define the expected uniform. In the comments and observations between each change of uniform we find the practice.

When uniform has come under review the proposals are put out for comment – where local responses survive they have been incorporated.

Uniforms were historically expensive, placed under significant stress by the world wars, changed incrementally as with the adoption of woggles, rejected as a norm elements such as the staff and, as with shorts, changed with general fashion.

These pages record such changes as seen through the reports found in Cambridge District Scout Archives.