Spin some fun with BSA-branded Duncan yo-yos — or customize your own

Perfecting the “breakaway” or “elevator” yo-yo tricks is really cool. It’s even cooler when you complete the tricks with your yo-yo emblazoned with the Boy Scouts of America logo or your favorite camp’s logo or your pack number.

You can do that with Duncan Yo-Yo’s customizable packs. Choose between three quality yo-yos; add your image and select the color, creating a cool custom toy. These are great for recruitment events and fundraisers. For Cub Scouts, you can offer them to your Scouts while they work on the Cub Scout Yo-Yo Preview Adventure. For older Scouts, they can earn patches through Duncan’s teen program. A great activity resource is this Duncan BSA guide, which helps you establish a family contest where families and Scouts try out 10 different yo-yo tricks.

Available just for Scouters are Scout Leader Case Packs, priced well below retail, each featuring assorted yo-yos in multiples of 12. These high-performance models allow for longer sleep times (the yo-yo spins at the bottom of the string, giving you more time to do more tricks) than models you may find at your local superstore. Some Duncan models can only be found online, designed specifically for school groups and Scouting units.

The Duncan BSA Hornet yo-yo, retailing for $9.99, is made just for Scouts. It’s balanced perfectly for looping tricks, and its ball-bearing axle help the yo-yo to spin for a long time. Check for its release soon on Duncan’s website and the Scout Shop online.

Yo-yo lessons

Do you follow Duncan Toys on Facebook? If not, you’ve been missing out on some great yo-yo tricks and tips from Duncan Yo-Yo Pro Christopher Chunn. Every Wednesday evening at 6 p.m. CT/7 p.m. ET, he’s been logging online to share techniques and help for completing requirements for the Cub Scout Yo-Yo Preview Adventure. Catch up on some of the lessons here:

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Michael Freeman, an Eagle Scout, is associate editor of Boys’ Life, Scouting and Eagles’ Call magazines.