I’d like for BSA to ditch the color bands on the top of the blue Cub Scout socks. It doesn’t make sense that you have one sock only for first grade and another sock only for second and third grades. Also, yellow currently has no specific meaning for the Wolf or Bear programs.
Just do a blue sock. That may reduce waste and allow use of the single, blue-only sock across K - 3 (and 4 - 5 for those keeping the blue uniform).
Well, let me backpedal: it makes sense in light of how the program leadership is structured at national offices and how the Tiger program evolved, but it is only through that insider knowledge that it makes sense.