Uniform

What is the official NAD Pathfinder Uniform? Where do all the patches go? Am I supposed to have a green or black sash? These questions and more are answered here!

General Conference Pathfinder Uniform Specifications

NAD Pathfinder Uniform (PDF) -- Official placement of Pathfinder insignia, apparel, and accessories.  Please read clarifications below for UPDATED/MORE DETAILED guidelines than present in this PDF.

NAD Master Guide Uniform - Official information for Master Guides

 

Pathfinder Uniform Colors / Pictures -- The basic descriptions of the parts of the Pathfinder Uniform (along with appropriate colors), along with a picture that helps you see how the uniform should look when worn.

Pathfinders Uniform

 

Colors

The official colors for the NAD Pathfinder Unform are:

Shirt/Blouse - Khaki (Suntan)

Pants / Skirt -- Black

Socks -- Black

Shoes -- Black or Brown

Sash - Black, with length no longer than the tip of the fingers on the left hand

Neck tie -- Black (available from Adventsource)
Is available for both men and women. This is part of the adult Class "A" uniform.

 

NAD Pathfinder Uniform (PDF) -- Official placement of Pathfinder insignia, apparel, and accessories

 

Pathfinder Bottoms(slacks, skirts, pants, shorts, kulots....)

 Authority

The NAD Class A Uniform Policy, relating to the “lower half” of the uniform, authorizes the recognized local conference Pathfinder leadership organization to determine the exact style approved for use in their conference. Conferences also have the right to delegate this authority to their local clubs, allowing each club to set its own policy based on their needs. It should be noted that often females are given the personal choice of slacks or skirts based on their own personal belief as to what is appropriate wear, especially in a church sanctuary.  

 

 

Females

Authorized (Stocked by AdventSource)

  • Slacks* – Black, straight leg, pleated front, belt loops, no cuff
  • Skirt – Black, A-line, pleated front, belt loops 

(No length set, but typically the hem should at or just below the knee)

 

Other authorized styles (Consistent in conference or club as noted above.)

 

  • Slacks* – Black, straight leg, flat front, belt loops, no cuff
  • Shorts – Black, Bermuda style and length, pleated front, belt loops
  • Shorts – Black, Bermuda style and length, flat front, belt loops
  • Skort – Black, belt loops (no length or other details set)
  • Culottes – Black, belt loops (no length or other details set)

 

Males

Authorized (Stocked by AdventSource)

  •  Slacks* – Black, straight leg, pleated front, belt loops, no cuff

Other authorized styles (Consistent in conference or club as noted above.)

 

  •  Slacks* – Black, straight leg, flat front, belt loops, no cuff 
  •  Shorts – Black, Bermuda style and length, pleated front, belt loops
  •  Shorts – Black, Bermuda style and length, flat front, belt loops

 

*These items were not included in the vote, but logically follow and have been part of many discussions since the vote. 

  •  Slacks have internal pockets, so this precludes jeans, cargo pants and BDU’s. 
  •  Modesty precludes leggings, yoga pants, and other tight fitting clothing. 
  •  Athletic pants and sweatpants are not slacks. 
  •  Color Guards or other distinctive groups might choose to use BDU’s or some other (kilt, sarong, etc.) style as approved by the appropriate leadership.
  •  PBE policy states that at Union and Division level PBE events, adherence to the team’s home conference Class A uniform policy satisfies the PBE uniform requirement. 
  •  Drill events have their own set of uniform rules. Check with the event officials to make sure you are in compliance. 

 

Pathfinder Uniform Supplier

Pathfinder Apparel can be ordered from Adventsource.

 

History of the Pathfinder Uniform

See article