Volume 3, Number 1

Featured News

Dremel Launches "Pinewood Derby® Days" at Lowe's Home Improvement Stores with Pinewood Derby® Rotary Tool Accessory Kits

Derby Days


Beginning January 16, 2010, the Dremel Pinewood Derby® Days program has teamed up with Lowe's Home Improvement for in-store programs on how to build a winning Pinewood Derby® race car. This represents the second year of a collaborative effort with Dremel, Lowe's and the Boy Scouts of America to provide Pinewood Derby® enthusiasts a single resource for all the materials and know how to create a winning Pinewood Derby® car. The Dremel Pinewood Derby® Rotary Tool Accessory Kit includes an official Pinewood Derby® car kit and 18 Dremel accessories for carving, sanding, polishing and cleaning the race car.

As a special bonus, Dremel will provide everyone attending the in-store demonstrations a 2010 Pinewood Derby® Days patch (while supplies last) and 10% off the total purchase of any Dremel tool, attachment or accessory purchase.

To confirm dates and times of the in-store demonstrations in your area, please check your nearest Lowe's location. For more information on Dremel Pinewood Derby® Days, visit

What's New

Lladro Introduces the BSA® 100th Anniversary "Classic Scout" Figurine


Classic Scout


Lladro, the world renowned maker of fine porcelain art, joins the celebration of the 100th anniversary of the Boy Scouts of America with the introduction of a new collectible figurine. The "Classic Scout" is a 9" by 4" porcelain piece inspired by the illustrations of Norman Rockwell and the uniform worn in the 1970's.

The artistic team at Lladro used traditional sculpting techniques to create pieces in clay. Then, the original model is fragmented and each part is reproduced exactly in porcelain using molds. Once the figurine has been recomposed, it is decorated and then fired in the kiln at high temperatures, where it takes on its final appearance.

Each Lladro BSA® 100th Anniversary "Classic Scout" figurine collectible includes a certificate of authenticity in the box and will be available in January 2010 for purchase at Lladro Boutiques,
lladro.com and select retail stores. Visit lladro.com for more information.

BSA® Nostalgic Fabrics Featuring Illustrations by Norman Rockwell Now Available!




Quilting Treasures, by Cranston, has introduced a line of BSA® Nostalgic Fabrics featuring illustrations by Norman Rockwell which are now available in select quilt retailers nationwide. Fabrics can be used to create quilts and home decorative items like pillows, table runners, wall hangings, table cloths, napkins and placemats, to name a few.

Visitors can also download project sheets online at Quilting Treasures including a BSA® quilt project (52" by 64") designed by Barb Mapes that is intended to capture the spirit of Scouting and the patriotism associated with the Boy Scouts of America.

Go to Quilting Treasures at
QuiltingTreasures.com for quilt project sheets and to find select retailers near you.

Be Prepared® Solar Chargers from PowerFilm

Solar Charger


PowerFilm has introduced Be Prepared® Solar Chargers for adventurers on the go. Whether hiking, camping, boating, or any kind of outdoor activity, the Be Prepared® Solar Charger is designed to keep convenient, potentially life-saving, electronic devices fully charged with the renewable energy of the sun.

The Be Prepared® USB+AA Solar Charger will fully charge nearly any small electronic device with USB connectivity (GPS, lighting, phones, etc.) or battery power under any light conditions - even in the dark. Unfold the charger and either insert the provided rechargeable batteries or plug in the USB device. Within a few hours of intense light, the batteries will be charged. Solar intensity affects the time needed to charge a set of batteries. The brighter the sun is, the faster the batteries will charge. The Be Prepared® AA Solar Charger charges 4 AA batteries at a time and folds up easily into a pocket or backpack when not in use.

For a limited time only, PowerFilm will be giving away up to 50 FREE Be Prepared® Solar Charges in an essay writing contest. Visit PowerFilm at
powerfilmsolar.com/bepreparedto learn more! Products are also available for purchase on Amazon.com.


Coming Soon!

Manual Woodworkers and Weavers Introduces Custom BSA®

Coming soon consumers will be able to purchase BSA® fleece blankets with their photos imprinted on the blanket at Walmart Stores. Stay tuned for more information in February's Licensing Insider!


Latest Licensees

The BSA is pleased to announce the following new licensees below. For a complete listing of BSA licensed, please visit the Official BSA Licensing site.

Sporting Goods

Camfour, Inc., of Westfield, Massachusetts, is a wholesale distributor of fire arms, hunting and shooting supplies.


Eskimo Joe's Clothes, Inc. of Stillwater, Oklahoma, is a retailer of clothes and accessories.




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