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Scout Uniform Organizer: Complete - detail

Scout Uniform Organizer

June 8, 2017 Sarah Coggins
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My son has been involved in Cub Scouts for the past year. Given the long family history of scouting (his dad, uncle, grandfather were all Boy Scouts), I foresee many years ahead. Which is why when the “stuff” was already ending up in multiple places and panicked moments of “where’s my neckerchief?” had already occurred more than once, I knew some organization of his scout uniform was a necessity.

Scout Uniform Organizer Tutorial

I decided a simple, one spot point for the majority would be ideal. A place to contain his Class A uniform and current rank book. Using canvas fabric leftover from a past project plus a simple plastic hanger, I created a (free) quick and easy organizer to hang in his closet.


  • Sturdy plastic hanger
  • Canvas
  • Binding (45 inches)
  • Scissors
  • Measuring tape
  • Fabric Pen
  • Coordinating thread
Supplies for making a Scout Uniform Organizer.


Step 1 Cut a 22 inch x 15-1/2 inch rectangle from the canvas material.

Step 2 Sew binding along one short edge of the canvas piece. This will be the top of your pockets.

Step 3 Measure and mark a line 16 inches from the end with the binding. Now fold the bound end up to this line. Pin in place.

Step 4 Sew binding along each side of the rectangle to close it up and complete the main pocket.

Scout Uniform Organizer: Sew Binding to Sides

Step 5 Sew a single vertical line 5 inches from one side to divide the pocket in two (see purple line in photo above).

Step 6 Measure a line 3 inches from the unfinished canvas edge and mark it on the back side. Then fold the canvas over the hanger and pin so it aligns with the new line. Sew to attach the canvas to the hanger.

Step 7 (optional) Add a button or two to the front of the pockets to hang temporary patches. These create a good spot to store patches once your Scout is done with them or wants to change up his uniform. You can also attach the extra pins directly to the canvas pockets.

Scout Uniform Organizer: Temporary Patches

Your organizer is complete! Add your book, belt, badges, pins, and neckerchief. You can even hang the Class A uniform shirt directly over the organizer so your Scout’s entire uniform is in one spot and ready for the next Pack meeting or event!

Scout Uniform Organizer: Complete - detail
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  • Allison Barrett Carter June 12, 2017 at 5:20 pm
    Sarah, this is FANTASTIC! What a great idea. We stopped Scouts but now I kind of want to start again just so I can make this. Brilliant! You are so creative.
    • Sarah Coggins June 12, 2017 at 9:16 pm
      Ha! I bet you can find other cool uses for this. Given all the gear our kids have. I was just tired of all the hunting and scrambling when it was time to get out the door.
  • Sharon lindquist August 5, 2019 at 5:47 pm
    I love this idea. being connected to a Pack for 8 years now I have heard all the complaints from parents. couldn't find my scarf loss my slide don't know where my book is and it goes on thanks for the instructions as well
    • Sarah Coggins October 8, 2019 at 10:14 pm
      I'm so glad you found this helpful! We were having the same struggles before I made this.
  • Jaime October 9, 2019 at 3:35 pm
    We started Scouts last year, and once a week, it's crazy town in our house. I love this!
    • Sarah Coggins October 9, 2019 at 10:04 pm
      That was us. Something was ALWAYS lost. This has made a huge difference. I sometimes still need to remind him to put his Scout stuff there when he returns from a meeting, but most of it makes it. This simple project has saved a lot of stress.
  • Julie Hart January 20, 2020 at 11:42 am
    Do you ever sell these? I couldn't find any for sale on Etsy. It's a brilliant idea and my grandson could really use one.
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