What is a Virtual Camp Card Sale?
The Virtual Camp Card Sale is a safe, risk-free way for Scouts and units to participate in this year’s sale. It’s simple. It doesn’t require anyone from the unit to go anywhere, pick anything up, or to do anything that they can’t do from the safety of their own home. In 2020, we launched this initiative to great success and we are excited to bring it back for 2021.
How it works is that Scouts will invite family, friends, neighbors, and others who are interested in helping to support their Scouting adventures to purchase a Camp Card or Camp Cards online. We have put together an online store that offers all 4 versions of our Camp Card. When Scouts invite someone to purchase a card, they need to make sure they provide their customer with their unit number as well as the Scout’s name. The order is placed online through the New Birth of Freedom Council store, the council ships the card or cards directly to the customer and the Scout/unit get the $2.50 commission per card, just as if they sold it directly to the person themselves. The process is simple, safe, and you don’t need any physical cards to actually participate.
As an extension of our #Scoutingcares initiative, the Council will distribute a matching number of Camp Cards to local first responders and medical providers. A Scout is “Helpful” and “Cheerful” and we hope that this small gesture brings some cheer while expressing thanks to our community heroes. For more details on our Honoring our Heroes Program visit here.
How do I participate?
If your unit signs up for the sale, you are automatically entered into participating in the Virtual Sale. Scouts can direct customers to the online store. While there, customers will need to select the Scout’s unit and will be able to enter the Scout’s name so that we can appropriately credit the sales.
If your unit did not sign up or if you are unsure whether your unit signed up before then, please have your Unit Camp Card Champion contact our Camp Card Staff Advisor, Chris Styers at Christopher.email@example.com.
How do I find my Unit Code?
Unit codes are simple, they are they follow the district code followed by your unit type and number. For example, Battlefield District, Pack 30 is code “BAT Pack 30.”
District Codes are:
- Battlefield – BAT
- Conococheague – CONO
- Heritage Trails – HT
- Keystone Capital – KC
- Pioneer – PIO
Online Sales Tool Kit
- Sample Email to customers
- Sample Facebook Post
- Communication for Scouting Families
- Social Media Graphics (download these and include them in social media posts or emails to customers)
- Cub Scout Graphics
- Scouts BSA Graphics
- Camp Card Graphics
- General Graphics
Is the commission structure the same?
The Scout/unit will still receive $2.50 per Camp Card sold. Online Camp Cards will be $6 instead of $5. The additional dollar will cover the cost of postage ($.55) and some of the transaction fee for the credit card purchase.
Scouts can get up to $3.00 per Camp Card sold if the unit is planning to attend a New Birth of Freedom Council summer camp program. Get all of the details about the bonus commission here.
How will cards be distributed?
Cards will be mailed directly to the customer from the New Birth of Freedom Council. First orders will get mailed after April 5.
If my unit is already doing something like this, do we have to participate with the Council’s online store?
No. If your unit has already set up something like this and you have an inventory of cards, you are welcome to continue to use the system that you have established. Participating in the council program saves the unit the transaction fees, some headache in getting things sent out, and is the only way to participate in the #Scoutingcares initiative that we shared above.
Will sales through the council site count towards individual and unit prizes?
Absolutely. It is important that Scouts share with customers to enter both the unit number and Scout’s name as part of completing the transaction. We will share with each unit that has online sales the results of their sale so that they can correctly attribute sales to each participating Scout.