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Camp Card Program

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Each year, the Cradle of Liberty Council will be providing a unit fundraising opportunity through the Camp Card Program.  These $5 discount cards are sold by Scouts, with 50% of the proceeds retained by the unit for use toward camp and other Scouting activities.

To date, Scouting units in Cradle of Liberty earned $437,000 for these purposes! 

 

The customers purchasing cards have the opportunity to save money on their regularly purchases, the vendors listed see new or increased shopping from customers and our Scouting units receive support for their Scouts to attend camp and other activities.

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

 

Resources:

Important Dates | Forms & Resources
Participating Vendors
| Strive for 25 | Tips & Techniques |
Newsletter
Unit Fundraising & Scout Account Information | Support & Contacts

DateEvent
March 16 - 24 District Orientation & Distribution Events: Sales Begins
Thursdays, March 31 - June 2 Weekly Strive for 25 Drawings
Friday, June 17 Sale Ends - All payments and unsold cards due
Thursday, June 23 Strive for 25 Super Drawing

All Unit Coordinators should reach out to the District Camp Card Chair and/or district staff members for support with Camp Card Program.

Contact Information
Baden Powell
Bob Ames District Executive 484-654-9204 bob.ames@scouting.org
Conestoga
Linda Graeff Camp Card Chair 610-809-3260 lgraeff@verizon.net
Jarred Barnes District Executive 484-654-9232 jarred.barnes@scouting.org
Constellation
Scott Storer Camp Card Chair chair@constellationdistrict.org
Dave Bryan Field Director 484-654-9210 david.bryan@scouting.org
Continental
Alex Bienz District Executive 484-654-9225 alex.bienz@scouting.org
General Nash
Wendy Beatty-Burg Camp Card Chair 215-699-0853 beattyburg@aol.com
Adam Smith District Executive 484-654-9227 adam.smith@scouting.org
Lafayette
Becky Adamson Camp Card Chair 610-470-0278 mommygirl1979@gmail.com
Tesha Omeis District Executive 484-654-9241 tesha.omeis@scouting.org
Minquas
Paresh Patel Camp Card Chair 201-562-2988 pn_patel@yahoo.com
Kevin Jones District Executive 484-654-9236 kevin.jones@scouting.org
Northern
Michelle Havens Camp Card Chair kelspaul@aol.com
Joe Leiss District Executive 484-654-9206 joseph.leiss@scouting.org
Roosevelt
Chad Hughes Camp Card Chair 610-324-0640 chad.hughes@troop563.com
Theresa Kuhar District Executive 484-654-9265 theresa.kuhar@scouting.org
Javon Arnold District Director 484-654-9260 javon.arnold@Scouting.org
ScoutReach
Charlotte Furcon-Lane Camp Card Chair 203 258 5175 curcronn@aol.com
Jonathan Fullenwellen District Executive 484-654-9266 jonathan.fullenwellen@scouting.org
Mahdi Alston District Director 484-654-9268 mahdi.alston@scouting.org
Triune
Dan Kirby Camp Card Chair 215-687-2147 cmroe147@hotmail.com
Aaron Munson District Executive 484-654-9263 aaron.munson@scouting.org
Washington
Julie Hurst Camp Card Chair 267-784-3559 briconlo3@gmail.com
Ryan Martin District Executive 484-654-9217 ryan.martin@scouting.org

Units can sign up to sell Camp Cards at the below list of SEPTA Stations.

These stations are available from March 15 through June 17, during the hours of 3-7pm on Monday-Friday and 11am - 4pm on Saturday and Sunday.  

Those selling at a station, must have a permit - to schedule your unit and obtain the permit, email campcards@colbsa.org. 

Available SEPTA Stations
69th Street Meadowbrook
Ambler Melrose
Ardsley Morton-Rutledge
Bethayres Moylan-Rose Valley
Broad Street & Olney Avenue Noble
Conshohocken Orland
Crestmont Penlyn
Elkins Roslyn
Elwyn Media Rydal
Fort Washington Suburban
Frankford Transportation Swarthmore
Hatboro Wallingford
Market & Broad Streets Willow Grove
Market East Wyndmoor

Through partnerships with area businesses, our 2016 Camp Card will feature discount offers from the following vendors:

Single Use Offers:

  • ShopRite - $5 off a purchase of $75 or More
  • ACME—$5 off a purchase of $50 or more
  • Modell’s – SAVE 15% on regular AND sale price during special months, and 10% ALL Year!
  • Philly Pretzel Factory - $5 Off Any Large Party Tray

Multi Use Offers:

  • Applebee’s- 10% OFF your bill
  • Papa John’s – FREE Medium 1-Topping w/ purchase of Large 1-Topping Pizza OR FREE Breadsticks with purchase of Large 1-Topping Pizza.
  • Adventure Aquarium  - Save $3  on admission
  • Philadelphia Rock Gym - $10 off Intro to Climbing or $5 off Quick Climb

As in past years, two versions of the card will be offered, one featuring a discount from Shoprite and the other from Acme.  All other discounts are available on both versions of the card.

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 either at the office or through District Camp Card Chairs or staff members.

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 3/31 - 6/2)
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 (6/23) - 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

*Camperships are non-transferrable, and must be redeemed for a 2016 Cradle of Liberty program.

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
  • Neighbors
  • Public Transit Stops/Stations
  • Home Improvement Stores
  • Pharmacies
  • 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.


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