2022 SCOUT LIFE
MEDIA KIT

Scout Life is the premier magazine from Boy Scouts of America (BSA) for ALL kids, tweens and teens, featuring award-winning editorial, pictorials, comics, fiction and buying guides. We’ve been a vital part of youth culture for more than 100 years. Our multichannel platform includes the magazine, ScoutLife.org, social media, video and live events. Scout Life is the perfect way for brands to reach boys and girls through our iconic platform.

Ours is the only youth magazine that publishes two demographic editions: the lower-demo edition ages (5-11) and an upper-demo edition (ages 12-17). The average age of the full-run reader is 11 ½, so advertisers have the option to reach both age groups, or selectively target Cub Scouts or Scouts BSA youth and families.

MEET OUR YOUNGER READERS 

LOWER-DEMO EDITION | CUB SCOUTS | AGES 5-10

She just got home from basketball practice. He’s about to meet his friends at the baseball field before dinnertime. Mom and Dad said he could have his whole Cub Scout pack over for a game night this weekend, and she gets to go see the movie she’s been dying to see with her fellow pack-mates. 

Both kids look forward to the next issue of Scout Life because it means they’ll have new stories, jokes and games to share with their friends and parents. He especially likes Cub Corner and the comics; she is competitive and obsessed with the activities like puzzles, mazes and word games. 

8.8

average age

$107

thousand HHI

MEET OUR OLDER READERS 

UPPER-DEMO EDITION | SCOUTS BSA | AGES 11-17 

Riding down the most hardcore trails. Shades on, hat backward (under his helmet, of course). Snapping pics on his smartphone while listening to his favorite tunes. He just finished his homework and even helped his little brother and sister with theirs, too. 

After swim team practice, she makes her way back to the water for kayaking with her troop. Her goal is to be stronger and faster, and go farther than her last adventure on the water. They are Scout Life readers. 

The content in this edition features information geared toward older Scouts. Sections like Merit Badge Minute and Cool Jobs keep readers coming back month after month. 

13.9

average age

$112

thousand HHI

Scout Life Editorial
Editorial Calendar
Scout Life Digital

SCOUT LIFE EDITORIAL DEPARTMENTS & SPECIAL CONTENT

HEADS UP!
Timely news and notes on all topics relevant to today’s youth.

SL HEADLINERS
Quick-hit profiles of great kids doing great things. Most of this content comes directly from our readers!

FEATURES
An exciting mix of Scout outdoor outings, nature and animals, movies, sports, history, fiction, toys, space and aviation, STEM and more.

GEAR GUY
Buyer’s guides and reader Q&As covering camping, fishing, hiking … everything outdoors. 

GAMES
Exciting gamer news, reviews, tips and more. 

SL HOW TO 
Step-by-step guides with fun projects for readers to make, create, build and do. 

SEASONAL SPECIALS 

GIFTS & GEAR
The go-to fall/winter advertising section for Scouting families is strategically developed to help drive sales for brands. 

HOLIDAY GIFT GUIDE
Each November our editors and a group of kid testers review the year’s latest and greatest toys and gadgets 

JANUARY-FEBRUARY
Cover Story: Scouting New Year's Resolutions
Winter Olympics Preview
Gear Guy: Rock-climbing Gear

MARCH
Cover Story: Florida Sea Base
Fiction: Cupcake Cam

APRIL
Cover Story: New York Canoeing
The Nature Crew: Vultures
Gear Guy: Two-way Radios

MAY
Cover Story: Hurricane Ida Service
Venturing in the Sawtooths
Gear Guy Update

JUNE-JULY
Cover Story: Montana Pack-rafting 
Fiction: Really, Really Lost in Space
Gear Guy: Rock-climbing Gear

AUGUST
Cover Story: TBD

SEPTEMBER
Cover Story: TBD


OCTOBER
Cover Story: TBD

NOVEMBER
Cover Story: TBD

DECEMBER
Cover Story: TBD

SCOUT LIFE SOCIAL, ONLINE & VIDEO

SCOUTLIFE.ORG 
ScoutLife.org is chock-full of awesome content to keep youth engaged for hours, including game/toy/movie/gear reviews, contests, videos, interactive games, fun DIY projects and everything they could want to read, learn or do.

SCOUT LIFE LIVE! 
Scout Life Live! is the Facebook video platform hosted by the Scout Life editorial team, posting regularly on cool topics, news, giveaways, how-to's, silliness and more.

SOCIAL PLATFORMS 
Scout Life’s Facebook page holds the top spot for the highest engagement rate of any BSA-owned social media channel, engaging hundreds of thousands of Scouting families.

1.5 M

MONTHLY PAGE VIEWS

15.8K

AVERAGE VIDEO VIEWS

1.3 M

SOCIAL FOLLOWERS

*Editorial content subject to change. Contact your sales manager to determine best alignment opportunities. 

BLOGS & NEWSLETTERS

BRYAN ON SCOUTING BLOG
Bryan on Scouting is the official daily blog of Scouting magazine. It features up-to-the-minute news, inspirational stories, program updates and valuable tips. With more than 14,000 subscribers and 710,000 monthly views, it is one of the most-read blogs among BSA adult leaders. Content is also shared in daily email and social media. 

HEADS UP BLOG
Heads Up is the one-stop destination for Scouts to find the coolest news from around the globe. With editorial categories that include movies and TV, cool stuff, science, cool facts and more. Heads Up also hosts regular contests and giveaways that can feature your brand! 

SCOUTING WIRE NEWSLETTERS 
Scouting Wire is the official e-newsletter of the Scouting movement. With content including activities, finance, fundraising and leadership training, these weekly and monthly newsletters offer targeted engagement opportunities with Scouting decision-makers.

Scouting Wire newsletters regularly sent to a combined audience of more than 1.3 million parents, volunteers, professionals, leaders and alumni subscribers. 

 

PARENT 
Scouting Wire offers two targeted parent newsletters, Cub Scout and Scouts BSA. These monthly communications provide parents with program updates, parenting advice, motivational stories and how-tos. 

VOLUNTEER 
Reach the backbone of the Scouting movement with the weekly volunteer newsletter. Our volunteers are Scouting leaders, influencers and decision-makers with buying power you don’t want to miss out on.

ALUMNI 
Sent monthly, this newsletter reaches the Scouting Alumni. Which represent a vast network of individuals with differing backgrounds and experiences but have a big passion for Scouting and continue to influence and support the movement. 

 

ENGAGEMENTS THAT WORK

MARKETING & PARTNERSHIP OPPORTUNITIES
The Boy Scouts of America (BSA) builds programs that connect brands with American families. From multimedia advertising to sponsorships and retail opportunities, the BSA is your go-to source for creating customized marketing and partnership programs that effectively engage families with your brand. 

EVENTS
Each year, BSA hosts high-energy youth- and adult-centered events. These international, national, regional and local events offer brands the unique opportunity to truly engage with loyal Scouts. 

PROPERTIES
Our four national high-adventure bases and 800+ local properties throughout North America are used to build character, confidence and camaraderie. Sponsor specific venues and activities and experience these life-changing outings. 

PROGRAMS 
Our advancement, humanitarian, outdoor and educational programs reach young people in a positive, meaningful way. From sponsoring a merit badge to leading a STEM initiative, there are opportunities for program-related partnerships at every level of Scouting. 

LICENSING 
We offer a robust licensing program that reaches millions of American youth and families, repeatedly earning us a spot as one of the top 150 global licensors according to License Global magazine. 

SALES 
The BSA’s comprehensive, multichannel sales platform provides targeted opportunities for brands to engage families. Additionally, brands may partner with us to drive sales in third-party channels such as traditional retailers and e-commerce through marketing campaigns and promotions. 

Scout Life Advertising Sales Headquarters 

1325 W. Walnut Hill Lane, S305
Iriving, TX 75015

972-580-2058 • Advertising@Scouting.org

Jay Spence | Brand Partnership Manager
972.580.2572 • Jay.Spence@Scouting.org

Nicole Cosme | Media Sales Manager
720.291.9208 • Nicole.Cosme@Scouting.org

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