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Boy Scout Troop T-Shirt Buyer’s Guide

Ordering Boy Scout Troop T-Shirts is easy!


Custom t-shirts ordering is easy • low prices • free shipping

Your Boy Scout Troop will look great in their new t-shirts!


A Great Boy Scout Troop T-Shirt Starts with an Awesome T-Shirt Design

Time Saving Boy Scout Troop T-Shirt Design Ideas



Save Time with Design Ideas!

View many great Boy Scout Troop designs ideas.
All our design ideas can be customized for your Troop with the online t-shirt designer.


See all Boy Scout Troop
T-Shirt Design Ideas

See Top 10 Boy Scout Troop T-Shirt Designs

Our New Design Explorer makes it easy!


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What do your scouts like the most about Scouting?

• Camping
• Advancement
• High Adventure Activities

T-Shirts for Special Events

• Trips and Destinations
• Campouts
• Anniversaries

How does your Boy Scout Troop represent Scouting?

• An American Tradition
• Character Building
• Fun and Adventure



Edit your T-Shirt Design Online

All design ideas can be customized using our easy Online Designer. Click on the boy scout troop design idea you like. When the page loads, click on the green “Start Designing” button to take you to our custom design tool page. To add a back design, click “Add Art” and type in the ‘SP’ design idea number for the 2nd design you like.

Sharing your designs with your Boy Scout Troop is simple.

Want to start from scratch?
Visit the Online Custom T-Shirt Designer Now!

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Custom T-Shirt Designs

We can do a fully custom design for your Boy Scout Troop.
From a drawing, a previous shirt, or just an idea, our talented artists can do anything!
No extra charge for custom artwork!

Boy scout drawing turned into custom t-shirt for boy scout troop

Learn More about Custom Designs


Shirt and Ink colors for Custom T-Shirts


Picking Colors

It can be challenging to pick colors over the internet because of monitor variables, lighting, and glare.

Some color combinations can strain your eyes to look at. Contact one of our expert customer representatives if you’re concerned about your ink and shirt color combination.

Popular Ink Colors

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See all screen printing ink colors

Color Swatch Cards

free t-shirt sample color swatch cards

Have up to four swatch cards mailed to you for FREE! Just register (if you aren’t already) and sign in to choose your colors.


Choose a Garment for your Design

Keep everyone happy! Offer a mix of items to your group.
You can add a single sweatshirt to your order if you’d like—no problem!

See All Printable Garments


About 50% of Troops order the B110 100% cotton T-Shirts. The B110 is used as the base pricing you see in our Scouting ads and on design idea pages. The popular B110 100% Cotton Short Sleeve T-Shirt is made by Gildan®. Gildan is known for quality, large color selection and maintaining very good stock availability.
View B110 details

Some Boy Scout Troops opt for the 50% Cotton / 50% Polyester 5.5 oz Short Sleeve T-Shirt from Gildan. Why? because the dry a bit faster.
Colors are limited when compared to the B110.
View B120 50/50 details

Outdoor Performance, the B576 100% Polyester Wicking T-Shirts. The B576 is our most popular wicking shirt. Smooth fabric looks like a standard shirt weave. Feels very close to the texture of a standard t-shirt like the B110 vs other wicking shirts.
View B576 Wicking Shirt details


Some Troops opt for the 100% Polyester wicking or technical shirt by SportTek. Fabric is a traditional wicking shirt weave. Feels like a smooth polyester shirt.
View B474 Wicking details


Keep your scouts warm in winter. Hoodies are a great item to offer to your Boy Scout Troop. The ‘hoodies’ are made by Gildan so the colors will match with your T-Shirts.
Hoodies are very popular for everyday wear. This mid-weight hoodie keeps the cold out without making the wearer too hot.
View the B176 Hoodies details


Many scouts an scouters prefer a long sleeve t-shirt for sun protection or to help fend off pesky bugs.
View the B111 Long Sleeve T-shirt details


Wicking T-Shirt Printing

Multicolor wicking ink now available on scouting t-shirts

We now can mix most wicking shirts with your 100% t-shirts and hoodies!
Below are our most popular wicking t-shirts:
View B576 Men’s Wicking details
View B577 Women’s Wicking details

See All Wicking Garments


Choosing the Correct Garment Sizes

It’s a Challenge

Questions about ordering t-shirt sizes

“What shirt size do you want to order?” The best advice we have is ask them! Guessing sizes is a minefield. Every Boy Scout Troop group is different.
From our experience, it’s best to avoid Youth small size. Kids grow too quick.
We have a tool to help—try our Size Distribution Calculator.

Size Sample Kit

T-Shirt size sample kits make ordering t-shirts easy

For the B110 100% Cotton Short Sleeve T-Shirt we have a size sample kit you can order. It comes with a coupon you can apply to your Troop’s custom t-shirt order.

Size Variation

Reviewing garment details and sizing before finalizing your order

Not all medium-sized shirts are the same. Garment types (even from the same vendor!) are often cut differently. In general, all garments are cut differently. Please review the garment detail pages for sizing information. Smaller shirts and features like zippers, v-necks and scoop necks can affect the overall imprint size for all your shirts.

Order Extras

Need to add more shirts, no problem. We always recommend ordering extras

Ordering extra shirts is the best thing you can do to solve size issues. After the shirts arrive, some people change the size they need. Having a few backup shirts enables you to keep those people happy. As new scouts and parents join the Troop, it’s a great idea to welcome them with a t-shirt.


Low Pricing for Boy Scout Troop T-Shirts


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Mixing Garments Types

Everyone wants something different? We can help with that! As long as they can all be printed with the same design & ink color(s), you can mix garment types like sweatshirts, ladies shirts, and hoodies with your T-Shirts. Price will vary per garment type, but the total quantity determines the price break!

Reorders

Reorders are priced based on quantity. It’s a good idea to get some extras at the higher price break. If you need a smaller number of shirts after your first order, they will cost significantly more.

How is pricing determined?

Quantity of garments Type of garments Number of ink colors Sides printed

Prices vary. View pricing info in the design idea viewer.

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Custom t-shirt pricing as low as $6.72 each

Example pricing is for B110 one color, one side print, Expires 12/31/17

Prices vary – View each design idea and garment type of specific pricing.

Tips for Ordering Custom Printed T-shirts


Be a hero use the first time t-shirt buyers guide before ordering       

First Time Buying T-Shirts?


Read our First Time Buyers Guide

• Decide on the design: In-house Design Idea or Custom?
• Pick your t-shirts and other garments.
• Round up the cost and take pre-orders.
• Order 20% extra shirts for new people.
• Place your order and make changes to the provided proof.
• Wait a short time for your new t-shirts to arrive!


Downloadable order form for faxed or emailed orders:

PDF icon View Custom T-Shirts Order Form (200 KB)     PDF iconView Custom Embroidery Order Form (600 KB)


To Place a Reorder:

Sign in, find the order in “Current Orders” then click the “Reorder” button
(If it says the order cannot be reordered online, you can simply call us with your 5-6 digit work order number and we’ll be able to help!).
We have new reorder discounts! Within 60 days and After 60 days


Want to get everyone involved? Have a design contest!

Use our customizable design contest flyer.


Frequently asked questions about placing an order

Click here and be sure to visit older entries at the bottom too.


Turnaround

Screen Printed Garments


Standard Service
9 day priority service custom t-shirt turnaround

12 business days
About 2 1/2 weeks

Priority Service

9 day priority service custom t-shirt turnaround

9 business days
+15%
Just under 2 weeks!

Rush Service

6 day rush service custom t-shirt turnaround

6 business days
+25%
Just over a week!

See Exact Delivery Dates


Decoration Methods

Screen printing is the Best Choice for larger custom t-shirt orders since larger orders usually cost significantly less when screen printed. A screen printed design will last as long as the garment—even when worn by an active person.

Visit our article on the screen vs digital printing.
See the extensive charts and description of the decoration process.


Digital Printing is good for shirt orders under 10 pcs. It is a computer controlled printing process that applies a special ink to the fabric. While not as durable as screen printing, the digital print has an advantage: it costs the same regardless of the number of ink colors used in a design.

This process is perfect for small quantity orders and single shirt orders. Digital printing cannot reproduce some specialty inks like Glow or Glitter.



Benefits of Boy Scout T-Shirts for Your Troop

Everyone Can Wear a Boy Scout Troop T-Shirt

Boy Scout Troop T-Shirts are a great way to build pride in your scouts and their parents. Parents don’t often buy a Official BSA uniform unless they are part of the boy Scout Troop leadership. Boy Scout Troop T-Shirts are a way for everyone to feel a part of the Troop at events. Troop t-shirts can make a new scout feel immediately welcome and a part of the troop.

Boy Scout Troop wearing custom t-shirts

Great article about choosing a new boy scout troop t-shirt

Gearing up for Fun

Some activities are not suited to full Official Uniform wear. When the fun is really intense, t-shirts are easy to wash and much less costly to replace. Your scout’s parents will thank you.

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Recruiting

Start the conversation about your Troop! Your scouts will wear their Troop t-shirts to school, church and sports activities. In today’s plugged in society, it’s easy for scouting to go unnoticed in your community. The best tool for recruiting is your scouts talking about the great things they do in scouting.

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The ClassB Difference

ClassB has earned the Quality Licensee award for every single year its been available. More than any other Licensee! Just another reason why ClassB is the best choice to make Your Boy Scout Troop's T-shirts
2017 BSA Quality Licensee Award
2016 BSA Quality Licensee Award
2015 BSA Quality Licensee Award
2014 BSA Quality Licensee Award
2013 BSA Quality Licensee Award
2012 BSA Quality Licensee Award
2011 BSA quality-licensee award
2010 BSA quality-licensee award
2009 BSA quality licensee award
2008 BSA quality licensee award
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In Scouting Magazine
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Great Scouting Web Sites

Official sites, volunteer resource sites, pack, troop, crew, and gear sites of interest to Scouters.

Volunteer resource blog with lots of great articles:

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Site for all Scouting related articles:

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