Cubs Uniform

Uniform – Blue short sleeve shirt (only order-able from Scouts Direct here), navy shorts,, black school shoes.Once your child is invested they will receive their own group scarf and woggle.

Please use this Scouting NZ guidelines to place your badges: Cub Uniform Layout

Important – Wash brand new shirts first before sewing any badges on, as it may shrink and distort the badges

Method One – Using a sewing machine

  • Pin badge into correct place with at least two pins
  • Double check you have it in the right place
  • Work from the top side of the shirt, through the badge
  • Use grey thread matching the shirt on your bobbin
  • Use clear nylon thread on the top, this is invisible so you don’t have to swap thread for each badge
  • Travel a small amount at a time, leave the needle in and lift the pressure foot up to turn the fabric, ensuring the badge and fabric stay flat
  • When you work on the sleeve turn the shirt inside out. Then you can work inside the sleeve on top of the badge and the sleeve does not have to wrap around the machine arm

Method Two – Hand Sewing

To hand sew on a badge using thread that matches the border colour of badge. If you don’t have a close colour match use; clear or invisible nylon thread

  • Pin badge into correct place with at least two pins
  • Double check you have it in the right place
  • Use small over hand stitches through the border of badge, just catching the edge
  • Use a length of thread no longer than your fore-arm; otherwise it is likely to tangle
  • Use a single thickness of thread; it is less likely to be seen
  • You may need to use a thimble as the material can be quite tough

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