Request and Download a License Application

To protect the name and values of the BSA as well as the many reputable companies already licensed with us, only companies that can exhibit a commitment to the BSA brand, have established production and distribution capabilities, and/or offer a new or unique product will be granted the opportunity to obtain a BSA license.

Getting Started

Please review the steps of our licensing process below before requesting a licensing application. If you have questions after reviewing this information, please send an email that includes your name, company name, and phone number to our licensing team at: licensing@scouting.org.

The application process is divided into three steps and typically takes thirty to forty-five days to complete, depending on how much additional information we may have to request.

Step 1: Use the form on this web site to Request & Download a Licensing Application.

Once you've submitted your request, you will be able to download the appropriate licensing application package on the submission screen. If you are unable to download the application, please notify licensing@scouting.org.

Step 2: Complete and submit the Licensing Application Package.

Your Licensing Application Package needs to include:

  • A business and marketing plan
  • Licensing Application
  • Licensed Product Request form(s) (for information on specific products you desire to license)
  • Product Samples (samples should be representative in nature)
  • Financial information on your company
  • $250 non-refundable license application fee

Once we review your Licensing Application Package:

If BSA is interested in granting a license, we will contact you directly to move to Step 3.
If we are not currently interested, we will notify you in writing. This step typically takes 2–6 weeks from the time we receive your Application.

Step 3: We work with you to finalize the Licensing Agreement.

If your application is accepted, the BSA will work with you to finalize terms and execute a final agreement. This step typically takes 2–6 weeks.

Insurance Requirements (effective July 1, 2011)

BSA Licensees are required to maintain general liability insurance in an amount not less than $1,000,000 per occurrence ($2,000,000 products/$2,000,000 general aggregate) with an umbrella limit of not less than $4,000,000. Insurance coverage must be provided by a insurance company that is acceptable to BSA. The policies must provide for at least twenty (20) days advance notice to the BSA in the event of any change in coverage.

In addition, Licensees are required to submit a certificate of insurance naming the Boy Scouts of America as an additional insured party. You are not required to submit a certificate of insurance with your application, though you are welcome to do so. However, the BSA will not enter into a license agreement unless the applicant has provided sufficient proof of insurance.

If you are interested in applying for a license with the BSA, please click here.