January – Girls & Boys (ages 9-14) start at a (local) council. Dates are flexible, before the district.
February – Council winners at Districts (contact District Deputies as needed for details), again dates are flexible, completed before the state championship.
March 20th – District winners at State. 12:30 PM check-in, for a 1:00 PM start.
International champions are determined on the basis of the best scores from the state competitions submitted in each age category.
Note: Age is as of January 1st. Official Rules (e.g., ball size, distance from hoop, etc.) is available in the Official Playbook. The same Entry Form / Scoresheet (needs parent/guardian signature) used at the council level is also used at the district and state levels.