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BSA Licensing Insider, Vol. 2, No. 1 Highlights

Posted on 07 January 2009 by Dan

While this post was waiting to go live, Josh over at BoyandGirlScouts.com beat me to the punch – BSA Subscriptions and New Stuff. Check his post for details how to subscribe to the BSA Licensing Insider and other BSA emails and to see pictures of the new products.

The BSA Licensing Insider, Vol. 2, No. 1, featured a story about the Lowe’s & Dermel Tools Pinewood Derby promotion, which we talked about yesterday. It also included three new BSA Licensed product lines and two newly approved licensees.

BSA® Licensee Adds Eagle Scout® Checks and Checkbook Covers
Custom Direct recently added an Eagle Scout® product line to complement its Boy Scout™ and Cub Scouts® product lines. The Eagle Scout® product line consists of checks, labels, contact cards, and leather checkbook covers.

Visit the Scouting section of IdentityChecks.com to learn more and see the products.

Crown Awards Unveils New Line of BSA® Licensed Award Medals
Crown Awards will introduce an exciting new line of medals featuring Pinewood Derby®, Raingutter Regatta®, and Space Derby®. All medals will come with a metallic accented red, white, and blue neck ribbon. Styles will be available in gold with the Pinewood Derby medal available in silver or bronze, too.

Medals will be available online at www.CrownAwards.com or at Crown Trophy retail locations across the U.S. in early February.

Eagle Scout® Honor Rings by Century Cut Diamonds
Century Cut Diamonds, an Austin, Texas, designer and manufacturer of fine jewelry, recently launched a custom Eagle Scout® Honor ring.

This is the Eagle Honor Ring we wrote about back in November of 2008.

Two newly approved BSA licensees:
West Coast Novelty Corp., of Alameda, California, produces embroidered hats and caps.
National Emblem, Inc. of Carson, California, produces embroidered emblems.

For a complete list of BSA licensees, including their contact information and products, visit BSA Licensing > Current Licensees.

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Lowe’s and Dremel Tools to Provide Pinewood Derby Help

Posted on 06 January 2009 by Dan

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Lowe’s Home Improvement Stores and the Robert Bosch Tool Corporation are teaming up once again to provide tips, tools, and tricks for the Pinewood Derby season.

Robert Bosch Tool Corporation is offering a a “Pinewood Derby Accessory Kit” for Dremel rotary tools exclusively at Lowe’s Home Improvement stores across the United States. Each Dremel “Pinewood Derby Accessory Kit” includes everything you need to shape, sand and create quality Pinewood Derby cars.

Selected Lowe’s Home Improvement stores will also be hosting in-store, hands-on, building demonstrations every Tuesday at 7pm from January 13 through February 24, 2009. Ask if your local Lowe’s store is participating or look for a special in-store display highlighting the Pinewood Derby demonstrations event in the tool section at Lowe’s.

Demonstrators will share building tips and techniques with parents and children of all ages, such as Pinewood Derby car building fundamentals as well as gain practical hands-on experience in using Dremel rotary tools.

1/07/2010 Update: Please see 2010 Dremel Pinewood Derby Days Program for information on the 2010 workshops!

Youth attending the Pinewood Derby car demonstration will receive an exclusive Dremel / Lowe’s All-Star Derby Car Demonstration Patch (15 per demonstration or while supplies last). At most locations everyone attending will receive a coupon for 10% off a Dremel tool.

For a Lowe’s store location near you, visit www.lowes.com or call 1-800-993-4416. For more information on Dremel products, project ideas and problem-solving tips, please visit www.dremel.com.

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Crossroads of America Scouts Ship 1,000 Pinewood Derby Cars to Iraq

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Crossroads of America Scouts Ship 1,000 Pinewood Derby Cars to Iraq

Posted on 18 November 2008 by Dan

Iraq Scouts Participating in a Pinewood Derby RaceIndianapolis is the racing capital of the world, and area Scouts helped spread this legacy by collecting and shipping more than 1,000 Pinewood Derby Cars to send to Scouts in Iraq this summer.

The effort was led by First Lt. Greg Hembree of the Indiana National Guard’s 76th Brigade. Hembree, an adult leader from Cub Scout Pack 236 in Mt. Comfort now stationed in Iraq, helped organize the first ever Pinewood Derby within Iraq’s Green Zone Council. Hembree wanted to bring this tradition to the program, which is now blossoming as a strong youth organization for young men and women after suffering for years under Saddam Hussein’s regime.

After seeing the opportunity to organize a Pinewood Derby, Lt. Hembree reached out to not only Pack 236 but to Scouts across central Indiana and asked for a donation of 1,000 Pinewood Derby cars, along with other much needed Scouting supplies. Local Scouts answered the challenge, collecting
the 1,000 cars in only a few weeks.

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Official BSA Licensed Pinewood Derby Computer Game

Posted on 17 November 2008 by Dan

Pinewood Derby ScreenshotAn official BSA Licensed Pinewood Derby Computer Game was released at the end of September by Elephant Entertainment.

Game Synopsis:
Inside a block of wood, a championship race car hides, and it’s up to you to set it free. By carefully sanding, painting and polishing, you’ll craft a stunning race car that is certain to take the track by storm. Prepare to engage in edge-of-your-seat racing action as you harness the power of gravity to barrel toward the finish line. Will your handcrafted car have what it takes to speed past the competition?

The classic pastime comes to life on your PC with Pinewood Derby. Whether you’re reliving the races of your youth or experiencing the popular activity for the first time, Pinewood Derby delivers fun on multiple levels by combining the precision of car design with the excitement of racing. Turn your racing car into a finely honed machine by sanding, painting, polishing and adding weights, decals and custom components all designed to make it look good and move quickly. Then set it loose on the track and watch as your modifications help it zoom past the cars of your computerized opponents, earning you the title of Pinewood Derby champion.

Game Features:

  • Create your own custom-designed 3D Pinewood Derby racing car
  • Enhance your car’s looks and speed by sanding, painting, polishing and adding decals, weight, lube and custom components
  • Put your engineering skills to the test by experimenting with friction and gravity variables to make your car move faster
  • Race against 25 different computer opponents to see who has the fastest car on the track
  • Trade customized cars with your friends to try your luck with different vehicles
  • Relive your moments of glory in the photo and movie gallery, where you can watch your best races
  • Follows the rules and guidelines of Cub Scouting Pinewood Derby

Pinewood Derby can be purchased at Best Buy, and at this time has a list price of $14.99. The latest issues of Scouting Magazine and Boy’s Life have a $5 off coupon.

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3rd Annual “Race to the National Scouting Museum!” Approaching

Posted on 10 October 2008 by Dan

The National Scouting Museum is hosting its 3rd annual “Race to the National Scouting Museum!”
Saturday, October 18, 2008
2 p.m. to 4 p.m.

– See Jeff Gordon’s #24 car
– Hang out with Radio Disney for music, prizes and fun!
– Race your friends in the Pit Stop Challenge
– View the world’s largest Pinewood Derby(r) car
– See the SpeedZone Dragster

It’s family fun at the National Scouting Museum!

View the promotional flier.

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Cub Scout Cake Decorating Contest

Posted on 14 February 2008 by Dan

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Pinewood Derby Race Day

Posted on 09 February 2008 by Dan

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Den 9 Pinewood Derby Report

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Den 9 Pinewood Derby Report

Posted on 22 December 2007 by admin

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