Boys Scouts Add to Roster


The Boy Scouts of America have teamed up with Buck Knives to produce an American-made pocketknife model for Eagle Scouts, parents and other individuals associated with the BSA.

The 500 Duke, one of Buck Knives’ more traditional pocket knives, is the company’s first licensed commemorative knife for the BSA, with more BSA-branded knives to follow in coming years. The Duke’s nickel silver bolsters can be personalized with each Eagle Scout’s name, troop number and Eagle date, along with the BSA logo.

“This partnership will allow us to play an integral role in teaching knife use and safety to America’s youth,” says Chuck Buck, chairman of Buck Knives.

The Duke knife joins another BSA licensed product, the newly launched BugBand’s Be Prepared Insect Repellent Kit.

And Buck Knives is only one of many new partners for the Boy Scouts. DK Publishing is planning a range of new titles in its Boys Life books for young readers; College Glasses is planning polarized, custom sunglasses; and Jennick Associates will make a line of custom-knitted, acrylic blankets.