A Retail Product License is available to companies who have active national distribution channels and are interested in developing BSA licensed products for wholesale sales to a re-seller, or for direct sale to consumers.
This license type would include those products developed for and marketed to current Scouting membership, Scouting Alumni, and those individuals who share an affinity for the Scouting brand, when those products are sold through consumer retail channels (e.g., mass retailers, department stores, specialty stores), either online or via brick-and-mortar stores, or as may be specified in the License Agreement. This would include also include National Council High adventure bases (i.e. Philmont, Norther Tier, Florida Sea Base), and other Scouting channels where product is purchased directly from a licensee for resale purposes.
BSA Requirements for Retail Product License Consideration
- Established national distribution channels
- A minimum of three years experience in manufacturing and distribution of the product type being proposed
- Five years’ prior experience in the product category and classification being proposed
- Three years experience in online sales/e-commerce, if sales are proposed through this channel