How can I save money on the cost of uniforms and equipment?

The unit may provide assistance to families. Some units operate a uniform exchange or uniform bank, or they may hold fund-raisers to enable the boys or girls to earn their uniforms. Also, some units will award boys or girls rank-specific uniform components (hat and neckerchief) and/or the program books that the Scout needs each year — so parents should inquire as to what the unit provides before purchasing the items themselves.