Boy Scouts of California uniform Badge Placement
San Jose, CA 95126
Ultra friendly people here. We found what we were looking for thanks to the staff there. She was willing to order anything they did not have in stock for us. We found everything we needed for my son's cub scout den. The only real problem here is that you get alll side tracked with all the projects they could be doing that you forget what you came here for in the first place. All in all I recommend this place, 1 it is the only one around and 2 where else are you going to get all your scouting needs fulfilled.
I remember this spot from way back when. Absolutely all you scouting needs is here. Everything. Im not sure if you still need to be a scout to shop here but man its fantastic. Too bad I didnt appreciate it back then when I went. I hated scouts. Now I have a subtle admiration for it. Hindsight is 20/20.
Tucked away in the Garden Alameda neighborhood near downtown San Jose. It is the HQ for the Silicon Valley & Monterey County Boy Scout Council. The Boy Scout store here sells cub scout and boy scout uniforms, badges, books, etc. It has a better selection than the Merrimart store in Santa Clara. It also has a limited camping supply selection. If you pick up a BSA pocket knife and need it engraved check out Tanner's Engraving on Race St. If you need Merit badges sewn onto the uniform check out Sunshine Alterations in Santa Clara - she only charges $2 a patch and knows where everything goes.
Really liked the enthusiastic service with a smile, they will get you what you need. My only con is with the price - I think they could make it little less expensive..how can a scout to be thrifty and spend almost $40 for unhemmed pants made in Bangladesh :) The quality seems to be decent though.
The staff here is amazing and the selection is terrific. My only gripe is that a lot of times they don't have what I need in stock. And, by not having what I need, I mean it takes them weeks to get stuff in. I have to keep calling so as not to drive there unnecessarily. If they start having what I need I'll change my rating to 5 stars. I'd rather shop here than order it on line as I prefer to employ local people:)
My son joined Scouts about a year ago, so we've been here a few times. Each time I've gone in, the service has been wonderful. The people are genuinly interested in helping you. I've always been greeted right away. I've only had to say a few things to get the ball rolling. The first time it was, "Um... we're new to scouts." (Cue deer in the headlights look!) More recently, it was, "My son just became a Webelos!" With a smile, I've been led in the right direction and shown all of the items needed and given advice on patch placement, sizing, books, everything! When I'm done, I am always invited back. I feel like they are happy to help me. I actually look forward to going to the Scout Shop. :)
I love the Scout Shop. The people that work there have been nothing but courteous to me. As a new den leader I ask a lot of questions and need a lot of help. They are very patient in answering all of my questions. They make wonderful suggestions that don't involve me buying more stuff. When I do have to buy stuff, they are quick to point out the stuff that's on sale or clearance. I enjoy going there.
Staff is great! Very knowledgeable. The store also has anything you could possibly want for your scout. I made it all the way to Eagle, and this store has it all. Gear, clothing, patches, some camping/backpacking gear, badges, beads, etc..
Love it when I go here and find Debbie P. is working the register :) Actually, almost all the staff in the Scout Shop is super helpful... I can remember going there as a brand-new scout parent and telling them a few details, and they were able to fill me in on the uniform items we needed. I have had a little trouble with one of the staff whose sense of humor is a little caustic and comes off as arrogance, but for the most part it's a good experience!
We stopped by the Scout Shop looking for a Halloween costume as well as to check out the camping and other scouting supplies. Wow! We were surprised to find so many neat things, as well as a set of extremely friendly and helpful staff members. I was happy to find great prices on high quality uniforms, camping gear, sweatshirts, as well as having a generally fun and pleasant browsing experience. To top it off, I was happy to spent about $30 on materials for a Halloween costume because I knew it was going to a great organization. I highly recommend the Scout Shop for the great service, friendly staff, and high quality products.