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Uniforms of the Future

The Cub Scouts of Pack 1 in Mendon, Mass., thought it would be fun to imagine what Cub Scouting would be like in the future. So they decided to come up with some ideas and show them off at their banquet.

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Each den modeled its creation in front of friends, with strobe lights flashing and Star Wars music playing in the background.

“It was a really fun day,” Wolf Scout Anthony Ridenour, 8, says. “We made a uniform with stretchy elastic pants and a holographic badge and moon boots.

“We also had night-vision goggles that could shoot laser beams.”

The boots were old snow boots spray-painted silver. A lunch box was attached to the uniform’s belt to hold food and first aid supplies.

The guys also used recycled plastic cups and plastic ribbons for a jet pack.

Wolf Cub Scout Zachary Schofield, 8, used materials like tinfoil to help put together his den’s futuristic clothing.

“We made rocket shoes to help the Scout escape from danger,” Zachary says. “They were made of regular shoes and toilet-tissue rolls.”

One space Cub Scout hat could be used as a cooking stove. Webelos Scout Michael Ridenour, 10, created a flashing hat that would help the Cub Scout see in the dark.

“I had tube lights that went around the rim and Christmas lights that only flashed red, for safety,” Michael says.

And what kinds of badges would the Cub Scout of the future earn? The Cub Scouts created paper badges for robotics and moonwalking.

“We might be hiking on the moon,” Michael says. “Or we might [have to watch out for] aliens instead of animals.”

But when one den was asked what a Cub Scout would wear in the future, the guys knew for certain. He would be wearing…a Boy Scout uniform!

Tell us what you think Scouts will be wearing in the future. Share your ideas in the comments section below.

16 Comments on Uniforms of the Future

  1. I get a 404 =(

  2. I would like to have our uniforms made in the USA, do not understand as to why a great institution like ours cannot be self sufficient.

  3. Water Works 332 // September 1, 2009 at 4:32 pm // Reply

    How about a boy scout uniform that has both a durable light weight shirt and light weight trousers that will dry in two hours after being wet such as in lifesaving merit badge where a person is required to form a floatation device made from boy scout uniform pants right in the swimming pool? The current boy scout uniform usually requires about 38 hours or more (about three days of summer camp activity) to dry after getting wet. Keep all of the pockets for carrying items on the uniform. Just need to change the wet to dry drying time from 38 hours to 2 hours or 3 hours by drying by air on a clothesline which is tied between two trees.

  4. cooI I like all of it

  5. BillyBob22 // July 27, 2007 at 9:34 pm // Reply

    Whats wrong with current uniforms?

  6. Lol to Ya'll // July 27, 2007 at 9:33 pm // Reply

    Uh, my cub scout uniform was just fine……

  7. agent doolin, C.I.A. // May 18, 2007 at 1:41 pm // Reply


  8. kingofkid1 // May 17, 2007 at 6:03 am // Reply

    thos are great suits. But i think it’s time to think about the future of boy scouts as a whole>

  9. WebelosGuy109 // May 13, 2007 at 8:21 am // Reply

    Tey are all cool, but the guy with the mask looks wierd. 🙂 😦 ~WebelosGuy109

  10. i want the 2end photo.

  11. i don’t have the stuff to make them. 😦


  12. Ithink it is coolthat they did this. You never now what will happen in the futar.

  13. The oxygen mask was pretty creative

  14. It’s cool,the guy with the oxygen mask looks funny! : ]

  15. Falsh171 // May 2, 2007 at 9:23 pm // Reply

    hey!, here’s one idea for you: have the uniform be able to have speakers in the sleeves of the uniform so you can have a court-of-honer if you are on vacation!(these speakers are peel on/off so your mom can wash it) plus you can have a ipod attached to play music and stuff. or add a microphone so you can enhance the volume of your voice. cool huh?


  16. pretty cool I like them!

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