Camp Cards

Camp Card Program

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

Inquiries about the Camp Card Program can be directed to your district’s volunteer Camp Card Chair, your district professional staff members or to campcards@colbsa.org

2017 Camp Card Program

Click here to sign up your unit for the 2017 Camp Card Program!

2017 Participating Partners

The offers on the 2017 Camp Card are:

  • Save $5 off a purchase of $50 or more at ACME (one time use)
  • $5 off any large pretzel party tray at Philly Pretzel Factory
  • Save 15% on regular and sale price merchandise at Modell’s Sporting Goods during select dates, save 10% throughout the year
  • Save $6 off regular admission at LEGOLAND Discovery Center Philadelphia. (one time use, valid up to six tickets)
  • 10% off at Applebee’s Grill +Bar
  • $10 off any Introduction to Climbing Package OR $5 off any Quick Climb Package at Philadelphia Rock Gyms
  • Save $3 per person on up to 5 tickets at Adventure Aquarium
  • Enjoy 10% off a regular priced Philadelphia Soul ticket

Total value of $80+!

2017 Overview

  • The 2017 Program starts with Kickoff & Distribution events the week of March 27th. (See Unit Sign up for details on dates and locations)
  • Sales start April 1st and unsold cards and money are due back to the Cradle of Liberty Council by June 2nd
  • Unit sign-up is now open! Click the button below to get your unit started!
Click here to sign up your unit for the 2017 Camp Card Program!

Strive For 25

Enter into one of our weekly drawings for every 25 Camp Cards an individual Scout sells. 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.

Camp Card Program Tips & Techniques

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 Strive for 25 entries and money for sold cards at one of our collection locations or at the Firestone Scout Resource Center.

Camp Card Newsletter

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.

 

Click here to subscribe
Make sure to select the “Camp Card” email list in order to get the newsletter.

Unit Fundraising & “Scout Accounts” Information

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.

 

Selling Camp Cards at SEPTA

Through a partnership with SEPTA, our Scouts are able to sell at a select number of SEPTA stations in our area, listed below, through May 31st.  If your Pack, Troop or Crew would like to sell Camp Cards at one of these locations, please email your request to campcards@colbsa.org with the date(s) and station(s) you are requesting.  If approved (the date/location is not already spoken for) you will receive a copy of the SEPTA permit that must be kept with the Scouts while selling.

All weekdays are available from 3-7pm, all Saturdays and Sundays the stations are available from 11am – 4pm.

Scouts should be in Scout unform, under adult supervision at all times, and must obey all requests from SEPTA and other location personell.

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