Boy Scout Uniforms: Garments--Footwear

Figure 1.--Many of these Belgian Scouts in 1972 wear Wellies in wet weather. Note their berets tucked under the epeletts of their shirts.

Early British Scouts wore boot-like shoes. Most Scouts wore oxford-style shoes. Boots were often worn for hiking and camping. American Scouts began to common wear sneakers in the 1970s, although leater shoes were required for the dress uniform. Many European Scouts commonly wear hiking boots. Cubs have generally wore the same kind of shoes as the Scouts. English Cubs though often wore school sandals. English and other European Scout have worn Wellies in wet weather.


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Created: February 25, 2001
Last updated: 11:17 PM 9/19/2005