Volume 1, Number 5

BSA Licensing Insider

Featured News

Foundation 9 Entertainment Introduces Pinewood Derby® Videogame


Foundation 9 Entertainment
Foundation 9 Entertainment is bringing to life one of America's favorite pastimes on your own PC with an officially licensed Pinewood Derby® videogame. Create your very own Pinewood Derby® car and race against computer opponents! Fully customize your racer by sanding, painting and polishing, adding decals and choosing high-performance options! Your best design and engineering skills will be put to the test. Do you have what it takes to become the Pinewood Derby® Champion? Now available at Best Buy retailers or downloadable online at pinewoodderbygame.com.

  • Create and customize a 3D Pinewood Derby® racing car
  • Trade your customized cars with your friends
  • Go head-to-head with 25 computer opponents
  • Design it yourself by sanding, painting, polishing, adding weight, lube, decals and custom components
  • Experiment with unusual gravity and friction variables
  • Visit the photo and movie gallery to relive all of your best races
  • Follows the same rules and guidelines of Cub Scouting Pinewood Derby®

System Requirements:
Windows Vista, XP, Pentium III, 800MHz or faster processor, 512 MB RAM175 MB available hard drive, 32 MB (64 MB Video RAM in Vista), DirectX 8.0 or later, DirectX-compliant Sound Card

Windows Vista, XP, Pentium III, 800MHz or faster processor, 512 MB RAM175 MB available hard drive, 32 MB (64 MB Video RAM in Vista), DirectX 8.0 or later, DirectX-compliant Sound Card



What's New

Trendsetter Robert Kaufman Fabrics Launches Exciting New Line


Trendsetter Robert Kaufman Fabrics Launches Exciting New LineRobert Kaufman Fabrics introduces an exciting line of cotton quilting fabrics with creative designs including proud motifs of trefoils, merit badges, the BSA emblem and even the very popular word print design, listing the Boy Scout virtues.

Colored to offer something for the Cub Scout, Boy Scout, and Eagle Scout, the designs and colorations are intended for use in quilts and fun accessory projects, such as camping gear, pajamas, and packs.

Current distribution includes 3000 independent retailers, plus larger specialty chains (including JoAnn's, Hancock's, Hobby Lobby), domestically, as well as worldwide presence through a network of international distributors. Online retailers include eQuilter and Fabric Depot.

For more information and to view the Boy Scouts of America Fabric Collection, please visit: robertkaufman.com.

BSA® Camp Cookware Available from Lodge Manufacturing


BSA Camp Cookware Available from Lodge ManufacturingLodge Manufacturing is the oldest family owned cookware foundry in America producing cast iron cookware since 1896. BSA® cast-iron skillets and dutch ovens now available at scoutstuff.org and participating Lodge Manufacturing retailers. Contact Lodge Manufacturing directly by visiting lodgemfg.com to find a reseller near you.



Licensing Insight

How to Identify Official BSA® Patches


Patches have long played a part of the BSA uniform wear and its rich history has created a patch collectors paradise. But with so many patches available, identifying official patches can be challenging. Use this guide as a point of reference the next time you purchase a custom patch.

How to Identify Official BSA PatchesBoy Scout of America patches can only be produced through the National Supply Group or through official BSA licensees. The distinction from the two can be located on the backing of each patch. Patches produced by the National Supply Group have a plastic backing printed with the words "Scout Stuff" on each emblem, as pictured at left.

For official BSA licensees manufacturing patches, each patch is required to carry a holographic sticker on the back or carry a custom plastic backing carrying the "Official Licensed Product Seal". The samples below illustrate what to look for.

How to Identify Official BSA Patches

Any patches that did not have one of the approved measures above would not be considered official and should be reported.

Remember, according the BSA Insignia Guide (Page 5, Scouting Identification), "it is mandatory that all badges worn on BSA uniforms contain identification including one of the following:

  • Corporate name (Boy Scouts of America)
  • Corporate initials (BSA)
  • BSA fleur-de-lis (universal with Eagle or plain one-color)
  • Venturing, BSA; Venturing
This means that all council-approved Cub Scout, Boy Scout, Varsity Scout, and Venturing badges also must bear a BSA identification to protect them, and that these BSA cloth badges must be approved by the national office."

This means that all council-approved Cub Scout, Boy Scout, Varsity Scout, and Venturing badges also must bear a BSA identification to protect them, and that these BSA cloth badges ."



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