Last year, Scouting units in Cradle of Liberty earned $142,500 for these purposes! We are pleased to partner once again with several local retailers to provide a card with discounts valued at more than $50. The customers purchasing cards have the opportunity to save money on their purchases, the vendors listed see new or increased shopping from customers and our Scouting units receive support to attend camp and other activities.
Inquiries about the Camp Card Program can be directed to your district’s volunteer Camp Card Chair, your district professional staff members or to firstname.lastname@example.org
|Sunday, February 1, 2015||Sales Begins|
|Strive for 25 weekly drawings begin (Thursdays)|
|Camp Card Weekly Collection Locations begin|
|Tuesday, April 7, 2015||Sale Ends|
|Thursday, April 30, 2015||Payment Due @ 50% Commission|
|Friday, May 15, 2015||Payment Due @ 35% Commission|
|Cradle of Liberty Camps Early Bird Deadline|
|Strive for 25 Super Drawing|
|Wednesday, May 29, 2015||Payment Due @ 25% Commission|
We are excited to partner again with many of our past Camp Card vendors and welcome new partners for 2015:
- ACME Markets - $5 off a purchase of $50 - NEW
- Shoprite - $5 off a purchase of $50
- Modell’s Sporting Goods – 10% off or 15% during specified dates
- Philly Pretzel Factory - $5 off a party tray
- Papa John’s Pizza – buy a large pizza, get a medium free - IMPROVED
- Rita’s Italian Ice – buy two Italian ices, get the third free (multi use) - NEW
- Camden Riversharks – $5 off 200 level ticket (multi use) - NEW
- Adventure Aquarium – save $3/ticket (multi use) - NEW
- Applebees – 10% your purchase (multi use)
Enter into one of our ten weekly drawings for every 25 Camp Cards an individual Scout sells. Each drawing will have four winners with prizes ranging from Amazon gift cards from $25 to $75 to a 50% off campership to a Cradle of Liberty Council summer camp. All entries from the weekly drawings will then be put into a Super Drawing at the end of the sale for even larger prizes!
To enter into a weekly drawing, sell at least 25 Camp Cards, complete a coupon on the Scout Sales Kit, and submit it to your unit coordinator with payment (unit keeps the 50% commission). Unit coordinators will turn the coupons and payments into the council at designated turn-in locations or at the office.
Scouts can be entered for every 25 cards they sell, and can enter multiple times each week. Entries are due to the Cradle of Liberty Council office by Wednesdays at 5 p.m. to be considered for the Thursday drawings. Entries received after Wednesdays at 5 p.m. will be included in the next drawing.
Ten Weekly Drawings (Thursdays)
50% Campership to a Cradle of Liberty Summer Camp of your choice
$75 Amazon Gift Card
$50 Amazon Gift Card
$25 Amazon Gift Card
Super Drawing (May 15, 2015) - Two of each
100% Campership to Cradle of Liberty Summer Camp of your choice.
$150 Amazon Gift Card
$100 Amazon Gift Card
$50 Amazon Gift Card
Congratulations to our 2015 Strive for 25 Weekly Winners!
Samuel R. of Pack 125, Northern District - 50% Campership to a Cradle of Liberty Camp this summer!
Sam M. of Troop 91, General Nash District - $75 Amazon gift card
Joseph S. of Troop 542 Baden Powell District - $50 Amazon gift card
Connor B. of Troop 219, Constellation District - $25 Amazon gift card
Robert G. of Troop 120, Roosevelt District - 50% Campership to a Cradle of Liberty Camp this summer!
Jesse B., Troop 246, Roosevelt District - $75 Amazon gift card
Max F., Troop 44, Conestoga District - $50;Amazon gift card
Dakota M., General Nash District - $25 Amazon gift card
Owen C. of Troop 122, Constellation District - 50% Campership to a Cradle of Liberty Camp!
Edward S. of Troop 179, Roosevelt District - $75 Amazon gift card
David C. of Troop 140, Baden Powell District - $50 Amazon gift card
Ethan G. of Troop 43, Conestoga District - $25 Amazon gift card
Where and how Scouts sell Camp Cards is really only limited by the imagination. In past sales Scouts have sold in all sorts of locations. Brainstorm some ideas with your leaders and Scouts, using the list below to get started!
- After Church
- Door to Door
- Parent’s Workplace
- Gas Station
- Sports Events
- Unit Blitz Events
- Public Transit Stops/Stations
- Home Improvement Stores
- Convenience Stores
- Department Stores
- “Big Box” Stores
- Diners & Restaurants
The packs, troops, and crews that have been the most successful in the Camp Card Program used the following best practices for managing their sale:
- Use spreadsheet available under the resources section to track the cards issues and returned by each of your Scouts
- Have each Scout set a goal and relate it to their summer camp costs. Use visual charts to track each Scouts’ progress and inspire competition.
- Set unit camp card calendar with distribution dates, unit sale events, and date for Scouts to return cards and money to the Unit Coordinator.
- Check in weekly with all Scouts by collecting money for sold cards and issuing/moving cards as necessary. Keep track of the unit’s overall progress including cards sold and cards with each Scout.
- Regularly turn in your Stive for 25 entries and money for sold cards at one of our collection locations or at the Firestone Scout Resource Center.
This weekly newsletter, which will be distributed each Friday through the sale, is intended to be a resource for unit coordinators to help your sale be as successful as possible.
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The Boy Scouts of America has recently released additional guidance on unit fundraisers and the use of "Scout Accounts" (individual accounts held by the unit with amounts set aside for each Scout. All unit leaders are encouraged to review the information below regarding these new clarifications of these guidelines and policies.
“BSA offers guidance on individual Scout accounts” - Bryan on Scouting, Scouting Magazine 12/3/14
"BSA Product Sales Guide" - Updated August 2014, Sections include Camp/Discount Cards (pg 7) and Individual Youth Accounts (pg 9).
“How to Handle Fundraising Dollars” - CubCast 12/2014. Includes interview from Steve McGowan, General Counsel for the Boy Scouts of America.
For the fourth year, Cradle of Liberty Council will be providing a unit fundraising opportunity through the Camp Card Program. These $5 discount cards can be sold by Scouts, with 50% of each sale will be retained by the unit for use toward camp and other Scouting activities.
Last year, Scouting units in Cradle of Liberty earned $142,500 for these purposes! We are pleased to partner once again with several local retailers including Shoprite, Modell's Sporting Goods, Philly Pretzel Factory and Applebee's -- and in 2015 we have added a partnership with ACME Markets!
The Camp Card Program features:
- No up-front cost to units
- Minimal risk to units
- 50% commission for units ($2.50/card)
- More than $50 value in discounts on each card
- Enables units to ensure all Scouts have the opportunity to attend camp The sale of cards will be conducted by Scouts and units from February 1 to April 17, 2015.
Does your unit have a story to share? Email email@example.com
Troop 563 has sold more than 1000 Camp Cards, their conservative goal is 1500, but they think they can do 2000. They have 200 out with individual Scouts and an additional 200 allocated for a big sale at our Masses on Sunday. They just picked up another 250 to cover our sales push this Saturday, and for anyone who needs more for personal sales. They've had entries in every single drawing so far.
Pack 100 and Troop 100 in Roosevelt District sold 169 Camp Cards in one weekend. They had approval to sell after the four masses at St. Martin of Tours Church.
Mateo V., a Tiger Scout of Pack 16 in Triune District set a Camp Card goal and in one week he sold 50 cards! He went to police and fire homes near his home. Combined with his campership he has achieved his goal.
Troop 316 in Minquas District sold 50 cards in less than two hours at SEPTA Market East Station.
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! They have scheduled neighborhood blitz days, show and sells and door to door. They have already sold more than 200 Camp Cards.