Camp Cards

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 $523,000 for these purposes!

The Camp Card Fundraiser Features:

– No up-front cost and no risk to units

– 50% commission for units ($2.50/card)

– More than $100 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

2018 Camp Card Program

Cards available for units the week of March 19th.

Online unit sign-up for Camp Cards is now closed, but your unit can still participate! Contact your district Camp Card volunteer or professional, email campcards@colbsa.org, or stop by the resource center in Wayne.

Here are the local district money turn-in/card pick-up locations available throughout the fundraiser (you may go to any location convenient for you, even if it’s not in your home district):

– Baden-Powell: Wednesdays, 6-7:30 PM, First Presbyterian, Flourtown

– Continental: Thursdays, 5-7 PM, Dunkin Donuts, Boyertown

– Conestoga: Every other Monday (starting April 16), 6-7 PM, Panera Bread, Springfield

– General Nash: Wednesdays, 5-7 PM, Starbucks, Lansdale

– Minquas: Wednesdays, 5:30-7:30 PM, Starbucks, Brookhaven

– Roosevelt:

– Wednesday, April 11, 7-9 PM The Philadelphia Protestant Home

– Thursdays (starting April 19), 7-9 PM, St. William Roman Catholic Church

– Triune: Every other Thursday (starting April 19), 5-7 PM, Sullivan Progress Plaza (2nd floor in the board room)

– Washington: Tuesdays, 4-7 PM, Abington Public Library

 

Additionally, units may also turn-in money and get more cards at the Firestone Scouting Resource Center during business hours:

 

1485 Valley Forge Road, Wayne, PA 191087

Monday to Friday, 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM

 

Please don’t hesitate to reach out to your district volunteer or professional if you need to make arrangements to get more cards.

 

When you meet with a district volunteer or staff member, they will have a Card/Money Transfer Form to account for any transactions of cards, money, and Strive for 25 entries. These triplicate forms allow for your unit, the district and council to keep proper records. Transfer forms will be recorded at the council office where a running invoice will be kept for each unit. To ensure that all records and invoices are accurately maintained, units are asked only to receive/return with a district/council representative and not with other units.

Contacts

Philadelphia:
Northern: Sylvester Bowman – Chair | Joe Leiss – Senior District Executive
Roosevelt: Jodi Brazabon – Chair | Javon Arnold – District Director
Triune: Raquel Johnson – Chair | Jon Fullenwellen – Senior District Executive

Montgomery County:
Baden-Powell: Bill Meyers – Chair | Shaun Carroll – District Executive
Continental: Adam Smith – District Director
General Nash: Jennifer Ashley – Chair | Dave Broadhead – District Executive
Lafayette: Katina Murphy – Chair | Greg Osborn – Director of Field Service
Washington: Ben Hood – District Executive

Delaware County:
Conestoga: Nile Lyons – District Executive
Constellation: Dave Bryan – Field Director
Minquas: Derek Woodward – Coordinator | Ryan Martin – District Director

 

Council Chair: Chad Hughes
Staff Advisor: Javon Arnold

General Email: campcards@colbsa.org

“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 (or available to download), 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 PM to be considered for the Thursday drawings. Entries received after Wednesdays at 5 PM will be included in the next drawing.

 

The first 2018 drawing will be held on April 5 and the last will be on May 31.

Camp Card Newsletter

This weekly newsletter, which will be distributed each week through the sale, is intended to be a resource for unit coordinators to help your sale be as successful as possible.

Volume 1: March 31, 2018

Volume 2: April 6, 2018

Volume 3: April 13, 2018

Volume 4: April 21, 2018

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

2018 Participating Partners

The offers on the 2018 Camp Card are:

– Save $5 off a purchase of $50 or more at ACME or Landis

– $3 off up to four general admission tickets at The Franklin Institute

– $5 off any large pretzel party tray at Philly Pretzel Factory

– Save $10 off up to six regular admission tickets at LEGOLAND Discovery Center Philadelphia

– 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

– Buy one pizza at regular price and get a second pizza of equal or lesser value for free at participating Papa John’s

– $5 off regular child or adult admission at the Philadelphia Insectarium and Butterfly Pavilion

– Enjoy 10% off a regular priced Philadelphia Soul ticket

Total value of more than $100!

ACME Version

Landis Version

Papa John’s Participating Locations:

Store # / Address / Phone

1143 / 1843 Easton Rd, Willow Grove, PA 19090 / 215-657-3100

3287 / 1109 S Broad St, Philadelphia, PA 19147 / 215-271-7272

1591 / 123 S. Main St, North Wales, PA 19454 / 215-699-7200

1640 / 6001 Ridge Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19150 / 215-483-0400

1659 / 1002 West Ridge Pike, Conshohocken, PA 19428 / 610-260-9300

1842 / 2810 Ridge Pike, Norristown, PA 19403 / 610-631-2300

1850 / 6543 Roosevelt Blvd #18-A, Philadephia, PA 19149 / 215-722-5200

3201 / 104 S. 40th St, Philadelphia, PA 19104 / 215-349-7272

1229 / 7 N. Lansdowne Rd, Lansdowne, PA 19050 / 610-622-1200

2030 / 204 Shoemaker Rd, Pottstown, PA 19464 / 610-705-9500

2790 / 126 Morton Ave, Folsom, PA 19033 / 610-522-5500

3279 / 139 E. DeKalb Pike, King of Prussia, PA 19406 / 610-265-7272

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 31. 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 displayed while Scouts are selling.
All weekdays are available from 3-7pm, all Saturdays and Sundays the stations are available from 11am – 4pm.
Scouts should be in Scout uniform, under adult supervision at all times, and must obey all requests from SEPTA and other location personnel.
Available SEPTA Stations:
– 69th Street
– Ambler
– Ardsley
– Bethayres
– Broad Street & Olney Avenue
– Conshohocken
– Crestmont
– Elkins
– Elwyn Media
– Fort Washington
– Frankford Transportation
– Hatboro Stations
– Market & Broad Streets
– Market East
– Meadowbrook
– Melrose
– Morton-Rutledge
– Moylan-Rose Valley
– Noble
– Orland
– Penlyn
– Roslyn
– Rydal
– Suburban
– Swarthmore
– Wallingford
– Willow Grove
– Wyndmoor

Camp Card 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!

Sell the Scouting Experience, not the discounts on the card!

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 forms & 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 Scouting Resource Center.

 

Safety Tips:

1. Always sell with another Scout or an adult, never by yourself.

2. Never sell after dark, unless you are with an adult.

3. Never enter anyone’s home, even if invited.

4. Don’t carry large amounts of cash on you. Frequently give your money to your parent or guardian and regularly turn in money collected for sold cards to your unit leader (along with Strive for 25 entries that you’ve earned).

5. Always walk on the sidewalk or driveway.

6. Carry your cell phone and make sure it is charged.

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.

– “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.

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