Scouts-L Mail Archive for February of 1999: Re: Scouts in Ads
Re: Scouts in Ads
Fri, 19 Feb 1999 02:59:41 -0600
A couple of people asked "where is the BSA's policy written down
somewhere?" with regard to commercialization. The immediate source
is found in the BSA's Charter and Bylaws, along with all leader
manuals and all professional manuals. Here's an easy-to-understand
version, which I've typed directly from the most recent issue of
A sidebar explains the BSA's Selling Policy with regard to the
items being advertised for Scouts, Scouters and families in the
The second paragraph comprises the BSA's commericalization policy:
"The selling of any product must be done on its own merits.
Selling must not be done in uniform or in the name of the Boy
Scouts of America except for non-commerical products and then only
when approved by the local Council. Sales in uniform of commercial
products violates our policy of not permitting the movement to be
used for commerical purposes. No one, unless authorized by the
National Council Executive Board, may sign a contract of a
commercial character involving the Boy Scouts of America or for use
of any of our insignia or terminology with the product."
Hope this helps out!
(c) 1999 Mike Walton ("no such thing as strong coffee,...") email@example.com
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