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The Tuck Rule Consider it the best-known rule that wasn’t actually a rule. Although most Scouts and Venturers tuck in their field uniform shirts (unofficially known as “Class A’s”), the requirement to do so was never written down anywhere. That changed in October when the BSA announced its stance in the “tuck/no tuck” debate. Here’s the official policy:


Effective Oct. 1, 2013, the official stance on the Boy Scouts of America’s


uniform policy is that shirts are to be worn tucked in, regardless of whether the wearer is a Cub Scout, Boy Scout, Varsity Scout, Venturer or adult Scouter. All Sea Scout uniforms are designed to be tucked in except youth dress whites


and youth dress blues. In the past, guidelines have simply stated the uniform wearer should be neat in appearance. Neatness includes tucking in the shirt. This update will appear in related resources, such as the uniform inspection sheets, as they are revised and printed.


You’ve probably heard a complaint from a rule-savvy Scout (or two) that the


“tucked-in uniform policy” doesn’t exist. But now, you can cite this official policy when pointing out their appearance.


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