Figure 1.-- As some readers have expressed a special interest in vintage clothing, we thought it might be a good idea to cross references these images. For the most part They have been used on a variety of topical pages and not specific vintage clothing pages. This is Canadian Cub Scout cap.
HBU in constructing this website has used old photographs submitted by readers, images from historical magaznes, drawings and other art work, and in some instances photographs of actual vintage uniform items. As some readers have expressed a special interest in vintage clothing, we thought it might be a good idea to cross references these images. For the most part They have been used on a variety of topical pages and not specific vintage clothing pages. We have just begun the process of cross indexing the various vintage clothing items used in HBU.
HBU readers have provide some images of vintage Scout uniforms in the 1960s. They provide an opportunity to assess the details of the uniform and the styles worn. As vintage uniforms can be photographed in color, the color of the uniforms can also be assessed. We note that the kerchiefs seem to be mostly standard rather than council kerchiefs.
The shorts by the 1960s had ordinary slit pockets, I am not sure when the change was made. Scout shorts still had button flys in the 1950s and I believe the early 1960s, but the BSA switched to zippers suring the decade. Scouts still primarily wore long pants, except at camp, but shorts were becoming more accetable casual short pants increased in popularty among American boys. A HBC reader provide images of 1960s Scout shorts. Note that there are no flap pockets with red piping, but regular slit pockets. The shorts have belt loops and button flys. The shorts look olive green. The shorts worn in the 70s seemed more of a green color. The lining of the waisst had the official Boy Scout symbol.
We know of no significant changes in the U.S. Cub uniform during the
1960s. Boys wore the same peaked cap. The kerchiefs were still
commonly the basic blue and yellow standard desisn. The pants still had
button flap pockets. There were both short and long pants uniforms, bur in
the 1960s most boys continued wearing the long pants uniform.
Canadian Cubs in the 1990s wore the traditional green wool cap with yellow piping that was adopted by the British Cubs in 1916. The yellow piping met at the crown with a button top. As far as we know this was also adopted by Canadian Cubs in 1916. The style was based on the paeked school cap that was widely worn in Britain at the time. The cap has a front badge which in the 1950s had a red wolf with the inscription below in red letters "Boy Scouts". One Canadian writes that he remembers wearing the cap with the red wolf as a Cub in the 1950s.
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