2023 SCOUT LIFE
Welcome to Scout Life, the premier youth magazine from the Boy Scouts of America! It’s the same Boys’ Life that generations have loved for 112 years, now with a new name that represents a new generation of readers and the next generation of leaders. Scout Life believes all boys and girls deserve the opportunity to be their best selves today and tomorrow. It is the natural evolution of Boys’ Life.
Our magazine reaches youth ages 5 to 17, split evenly between age groups 5 to 10 and 11 to 17, with an average age of 12. Scout Life keeps the entire demographic range engaged each month with special content dedicated to each age group — and their parents.
Scout Life illustrates the great opportunities today’s youth have access to: Scout a new course. Scout a grand adventure. Scout a brighter future. Scout Life.
MEET OUR YOUNGER READERS
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.
MEET OUR OLDER READERS
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. Sections like Merit Badge Minute and Cool Jobs keep readers coming back month after month.
Timely news and notes on all topics relevant to today’s youth.
Quick-hit profiles of great kids doing great things. Most of this content comes directly from our readers!
An exciting mix of Scout outdoor outings, nature and animals, movies, sports, history, fiction, toys, space and aviation, STEM and more.
Buyer’s guides and reader Q&As covering camping, fishing, hiking … everything outdoors.
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.
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
Cover Story: Colorado Skiing
Gear Guy: Sleds
Cool Jobs: Biomechanic
Cover Story: The Summit
Eagle Scout Iditarod Winner
Summer Camp Roundup
Cover Story: Sea Kayaking in Washington
The Nature Crew: Warblers and Migration
Gear Guy: Camp Chairs
Cover Story: Cycling to Summer Camp
Gear Guy: Bikepacking Gear
Florida Deep-Sea Fishing
Cover Story: Jamboree
Gear Guy: Sunglasses
Cover Story: Berkshires Adventure
The Nature Crew: Horned Lizards
Cover Story: TBD
Cover Story: TBD
Fiction: Wild Ponies
Cover Story: TBD
Holiday Toys Roundup
Cover Story: Montana Sledding
Gear Guy: Knives and Multitools
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! (also known as #TrekOnTuesday) 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.
CUB CHAT LIVE
Cub Chat Live is a live video platform also hosted by the Scout Life editorial team that is geared toward parents and leaders of younger Scouts.
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.
*Editorial content subject to change. Contact your sales manager to determine best alignment opportunities.
AARON ON SCOUTING BLOG
Aaron 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 12,000 subscribers and 330,000 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
877-929-5433 • Advertising@Scouting.org
Nicole Cosme | Media Sales Manager
720.291.9208 • Nicole.Cosme@Scouting.org