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Marketing, media and sales opportunities with the Boy Scouts of America
For more than 100 years, The Boy Scouts of America has been at the forefront of shaping the character of America’s youth.
Today, with over 50 million living alumni, 2.7 million members, and over 1 million adult volunteers, we’re the largest youth-serving organization in the country.
Partnering with the Boy Scouts of America is about creating authentic, relevant ways for your brand to speak to a unique blend of America's youth, families, and communities.
Scouting Works collaborates with like-minded brands to build partnerships that impact the lives of our youth and their families, while achieving the business goals of our partner brands. We offer marketing, media and sales opportunities to help your brand reach millions of youth and families with an integrated approach focused on results.
Whether it’s through our magazines like Boys’ Life or through our television and social media channels, the opportunities to reach and interact with our membership base are as deep as they are diverse. Our partners have access not only to advertising, but also to interactive marketing opportunities such as co-branded digital campaigns that engage our audience with your brand.
Our four National High Adventure Bases and over 1,000 local properties throughout North America are used to build character, confidence, and camaraderie. Our partners sponsor specific venues, activities, and experiences during these life-changing outings.
With millions of youth participating in our advancement, humanitarian, and educational programs every year, the ability to reach young people in a positive, meaningful way has never been easier. Whether it’s sponsoring a merit badge or leading a STEM initiative, opportunities for partnerships are at every level of Scouting.
The BSA hosts numerous national, regional and local events throughout the year, including the iconic National Jamboree held every four years. Place your brand front and center at these high-energy, youth-centered events.
Whether we’re marketing your product or you’re marketing ours, licensing with the BSA is a powerful way to reach a young, energetic market. Outdoor products, apparel, toys and electronics are just a few of the opportunities available.
Sales opportunities with the BSA include an extensive network of online and brick-and-mortar retail outlets, fundraising avenues, and purchasing channels. Additionally, through targeted promotions a partnership with the BSA can raise your brand’s profile, further increasing sales in more traditional retail and ecommerce channels.
Are you interested in exploring a partnership with the Boy Scouts of America? We’d love to hear from you.
Please read these rules and instructions before building your car.
Width: 2 ¾”
Weight: Not over 5 ounces
Width between wheels: 1 ¾”
Bottom clearance between car and track: 3/8″
Wheel bearings, washers, and bushings are prohibited. The car shall not ride on springs. Only official Cub Scout Grand Prix Pinewood Derby wheels and axles are permitted. Only dry lubricant is permitted. Details such as steering wheel and driver are permissible as long as these details do not exceed the maximum length, width, and weight specifications. The car must be free-wheeling, with no starting devices. Each car must pass inspection, the owner will be informed of the reason for failure, and will be given time within the official weigh-in time period to make the adjustment. After final approval, cars will not be re-inspected unless the car is damaged in handling or in a race.
Check the grooves to ensure that each is at a perfect 90-degree angle to the car body.
Use two hacksaw blades side by side to redress the slots. Use the edge of the square as a guide.
Choose your favorite design, then mark the block accordingly (see Fig. 1). Lay car body on the side, then gently drive the axles into the grooves within ¼” of the axle head. Axles should fit tight. With a pair of pliers, remove axles by pulling and turning gradually (see Fig. 2). Repeat on the other side of block. Most of the cutting can be done with a hand saw, then finished with sandpaper (see Fig. 3). Details such as fins and scoops should be added now. Any additional weight needed to achieve a total of 5 ounces should be built into the car.
NOTE: If the car design you chose has a narrow body, make sure the area where the axles are inserted into the body remains 1 ¾ ” wide, or wheels will not fit over the guide strips of the track.
PAINTING AND WHEEL ASSEMBLY
Apply several coats of sanding sealer; then sand entire car with a fine-grade sandpaper. Give model at least two coats of fast drying paint in your choice of color. When paint is completely dry, sand with a fine sandpaper, apply a final coat of paint and allow to dry thoroughly. To finish, rub entire car with a rubbing compound. Details such as steering wheel, windshield, driver, racing numbers, etc., should be added now. For a super finish, apply a coat of auto wax and rub to a high gloss. Pre-lubricate axles and wheels using dry powdered lubricant. Do not use regular oil or silicone spray, since it may soften the plastic. Slide wheels of over axles and gently tap them into the car body grooves with a ¼” dowel or similar object to within 1/32″ of car body (see Fig. 4). Make sure wheels turn freely.
1. The overall length: any, but car must fit on track.
2. The overall width: any, but car must fit on track.
3. The height may not exceed 6″.
4. The car must have 1¾”clearance between the wheels.
5. The car must have 3/8″ clearance underneath the body so it does not rub on the track.
DERBY CAR WEIGHT
1. Any weight, but car must fit on track.
CAR MODIFICATIONS NOT ALLOWED
1. Nuclear power
3. Other things that might damage the track or spectators*
*Must comply with all federal, state, and local laws