Non-licensed vendors may be used when merchandise is:
a. not for resale
b. not involving fee-based activities, including camp
c. for internal/staff needs, recruitment, promotions, program materials, gifts, awards, or recognitions.
d. for troop/group/service units and purchased with group funds and given to every member at no cost.
Councils are responsible for providing one-time-only approvals for these products and ensuring that product graphic guidelines are followed:
a. choosing safe and appropriate products, designs, and themes
b. adhering to branding specifications
c. customization needed for councils, volunteers, troops/groups, service units, and members (council name, council initials, city, or state and may also include specific troop or service unit identification)
d. ensuring quality workmanship
e. confirming compliance with governmental regulations (e.g., CPSIA testing requirements).