Commercialism

Rules and Regulations of the Boy Scouts of America, Article IX, Section 2, Clause 7:
(a) No member of the Boy Scouts of America, chartered unit, chartered local council, or any officer or representative of the Boy Scouts of America shall have the right to enter into a contract or relationship of a commercial character directly involving or obligating the National Council, Boy Scouts of America, unless duty authorized by the national Executive Board.

(b) A local council may not enter into a contract or business relationship that uses any logo, insignia, terms in common usage, or descriptive marks relating to Scouting, unless the relationship or contract conforms to currently accepted procedures and guidelines as established by the National Council, Boy Scouts of America. The contract or relationship must avoid endorsement of any commercial product or venture.

(c) Subject to the above, chartered organizations, unit leaders or youth members shall not be restricted from earning money to obtain their own unit equipment, provided that all approved procedures for doing so are followed, including prior approval by the governing local council.

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