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Camp Card Program

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Units: Sign-up for the Camp Card Sale Today!

 

Unit Sales Kit

Camp Card Collection Points

Unit Commitment Form - verison PDF or Online

Unit Camp Card Sales Goal Worksheet

Unit Camp Card Scout Seller Tracking Form 

Congratulations to our Camp Card "Strive for 25" winners! Entries for upcoming drawings are due to the council office each Wednesday by 5pm; use any of our 12 collection points. Keep them coming each week for a chance to win fabulous prizes.

Week 3 Winners:

  • Nick L. in Troop 14, General Nash - $25 Gift Card
  • Collin P. in Troop 43, Conestoga - $50 Gift Card
  • Tobey L. in Troop 219, Constellation - $75 Gift Card
  • Travis C. in Pack 195, Triune - 50% Campership to a Cradle of Liberty Camp

Week 2 Winners:

  • Daniel W. in Troop 358, Northern - $25 Gift Card
  • Jayson T. in Pack 1228, Roosevelt - $50 Gift Card
  • John M. in Troop 72, Washington - $75 Gift Card
  • Jacob G. in Pack 724, Lafayette - 50% Campership to a Cradle of Liberty Camp

Week 1 Winners:

  • Jacob H. from Troop 178, General Nash - $25 Gift Card
  • Isaiah G. in Pack 195, Triune - $50 Gift Card
  • Shane M. in Pack 155, Roosevelt - $75 Gift Card
  • Max F. in Troop 355, Conestoga - 50% Campership to a Cradle of Liberty Camp

If you are a winner and have not been contacted yet, please email Bill Waters or call 484-654-9229 to choose your gift card type or email Tracy Launders or call 484-654-9213 to have a campership applied to a summer camp reservation.

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Does your unit have a story to share? Email michael.oehmke@scouting.org

Pack 25 in Scoutreach District completed a Camp Card Blitz day going door to door in lower Kensington. Despite pouring rain the unit sold 100 Camp Cards in their quest to get to camp!

Ten Scouts in full uniform from Pack 676 in Scoutreach District spent five hours at the Willow Grove Mall and sold 200 Camp Cards. 

Pack 1126 in Scoutreach District participated in the St. Patrick's Day Parade and sold 130 Camp Cards during the parade.

Jaiden T. from Pack 375 in Conestoga District used the Modell's 10% off to save over $40 on camping gear! Plus he had a Modell's card and received an additional $20 in rewards. One card saved over $60!

Brothers Skyler and Tobey L. from Pack 371 and Troop 219 in Constellation District spent an afternoon in front of a local diner, with the owners permission, and sold 50 cards! 

Pack 537 of Moffet Elementary in Scoutreach District was doing mock sales presentations to the district committee members. The boys presented the cards so well the committee members bought 10 cards within 2 minutes. One committee member said "The boys presented so well I would hire them as salesmen if they were of age; very pleasant and determined!"

George L. from Troop 43 in Conestoga District has sold 75 cards! He was outside a local restaurant in Swarthmore for an hour and did some door to door sales.

Troop 563 in Roosevelt District had the most entries in the first "Strive for 25" drawing with 11. That's 275 Camp Cards!

Jimmy M. from Troop 219 in Constellation District asked the owner of a local hardware store if he could sell in front of the store. He sold 50 Camp Cards a little more than an hour. 

Troop 14 in General Nash District is headed to Sea Base in 2016! Each Scout is committed to paying his own way. They have scheduled neighborhood blitz days, show and sells and door to door. They have already sold more than 200 Camp Cards and Will A. leads the way with 60.

Nice work and keep up the good work!


More Camp Cards, "Strive for 25 Turn-in", Payments

Each week we have twelve locations to distribute additional Camp Cards, turn in payments and "Strive for 25" entries. For locations and times click here.

How do I sign-up my unit?

The easiest is to go to, click here, and complete the online commitment form. We will get you your cards and sales kits in about 48 hours.

I don't know if our unit is participating...

Talk to your unit leadership. You can participate as a unit, a den, a patrol or even as a small group. We want to help you get your Scouts to camp. 

As we near the beginning of the Camp Card sale excitement is growing. It is great opportunity to assist your Scouts in paying for their summer camp programs. See below to learn more as well as get an update regarding Vendors, Restocking Fees and Building Unit Goals


Card Vendors vs. Selling Scouting

While we recognize that the vendors are a key component of the Camp Card we need to remind everyone that we are selling Scouting. Each Scout that asks someone to buy a Camp Card is doing so to help get to camp – That is Scouting! A buyer is supporting that Scout to go to camp while the card is more of a recognition item of their support. 

We have finalized the 2014 Card and are pleased to announce that the following vendors are confirmed: ShopRite, Modell’s Sporting Goods, Philly Pretzel, Papa John’s, Applebee’s, Bruster’s, Please Touch Museum, Ride the Ducks, Philadelphia 76ers and Buck’s County River Country.

Restocking Fee

Many have asked why the council has added a restocking fee in 2014. The simple answer is we had to throw away too many unsold cards in 2013. It is the goal of the council to work with every unit to avoid the restocking fee. By building a unit goal and ordering cards in installments we believe we can avoid the restocking fee all together. For example, a unit that sold 250 cards last year and wants to sell 500 cards this year may start with an initial order of 400 cards and then come back for more. Reorder, reorder, reorder will be the answer to this. The council staff is committed to delivery your reordered cards within 48 hours if you are unable to pick them up at the council office.

Building a Unit Goal

We have heard from many units that they need assistance to set a reasonable sales goal for the Scouts and the unit. In answer to this we have built two models that can assist you with setting those goals. Download this flyer, click here 

Strive For 25 Turn in

At the unit orientation we will be announcing weekly turn-in locations in each district. You will turn in the 50% for each set of 25 cards and the youth’s name(s). We will announce winners each week on the website. This will also be an opportunity for your unit to get additional cards.

Google Map for the Camp Card Locations, click here


Earn Money For Camp!!!

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The Camp Card is a discount card to local businesses that Scouts sell to help raise money to attend summer camp and other programs.

Program features include:

  • Competitive Pricing: Cards sell for only $5.
  • Great Return for Units and Scouts: 50% commission on each card.
  • Great Time to Sell: Program runs February through April providing commissions in time for summer camp payments.
  • Provides Experience: Scouts can learn sales, money management, planning and goal setting.
  • Great Value to Consumers: Cards have a value of over $50 with multiple $5 deals.
  • Minimal Risk to the Unit: No money due upfront. Return up to 25% of cards with no penalty. Additional returned cards are subject to a restocking fee of $0.50 per card.

The sales and unit orientation dates are changing. We are currently finalizing the delivery date for the cards. To build a stronger card we took longer than expected to finalize the vendors. As this date is confirmed we will announce a new orientation date and sales window along with turn in dates. Currently we are expected to shift dates by about two weeks.

 

Key Dates

Here is the updated Camp Card calendar based on our new distribution date.

* 03/13/2014 - Unit Captain Orientation & Card Distribution

* 03/14/2014 - Sale Begins (now 12 full weekends)

* 03/14/2014 to 06/01/2014 – Weekly “Strive for 25” drawings and card reorders

* 06/01/2014 - Sale Ends

* 06/13/2014 - 50% Commission Payment due

* 06/27/2014 - 35% Commission Payment due

* 07/11/2014 - 25% Commission Payment due


Below are some examples of the number of cards that could be need to be sold for a Scout to attend camp for free.

Camp

Cost

Cards

Day Camp

$115

46

Cub Adventures Day

$135

54

Cub Adventures Resident

$150

60

APEX Week

$355

142

Resica Falls Resident

$355

142 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


New in 2014 "Strive" for 25

For every 25 cards a Scout sells, they receive one entry into our weekly drawing. Scouts will be entered in the drawing in which their name and payment for the 25 cards they sold is received. Scouts can be entered multiple times each week. At the end of the sale all entries will be combined in our Super Drawing.

To download the Strive for 25 flyer, click here


Resources (click on which form to download)

Program Overview (slides show)

Unit Commitment Form - verison PDF or Online

Unit Captain Commitment Form - verison PDF or Online

District Coach Commitment Form

Unit Camp Card Sales Goal Worksheet

 

 


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