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Camp Card Sale

2021 Camp Card Sale

Scouts earn their own way to summer camp!

For Scouts and Families For Units

WHAT IS THE CAMP CARD SALE?

The Camp Card Sale is designed to help Scouts earn their own way to summer camp, a high adventure base, or Cub Scout day camp.  The Camp Card is a “discount card” that offers deals at area businesses to the purchaser.  Participating units and their Scouts will earn at least 50% commission for each card they sell!  A customer can purchase a Camp Card, but they’ll get far more than the purchase price.   If a customer regularly visits any of the stores on the card and uses all of the discounts, they will be receiving all of their money back — plus they will help someone go to summer camp.  This is a low-risk fundraiser, as units can return their unsold cards.

Watch the segment from our kick off meeting here.  

WHY CAMP CARDS?

Every Scout, whether a brand new Lion Scout or a Life Scout trying to complete his/her Trail to Eagle, dreams about sunny days at Summer Camp.  To help Scouts earn their own way to participate in these adventures, it is important to provide a safe and easy way for Scouts to raise money.  Camp Cards are an easy, low-risk fundraiser for Scouts and units.  Camp Cards have benefits to virtually everyone, making them much easier to sell than subs or candy bars.  They also have the added benefit of making it very clear why Scouts are selling – to earn their way to go to summer camp!  

Like other fundraisers, Camp Cards also have the opportunity to train Scouts in public speaking, sales, and service. For Scouting units, Camp Cards are one of the easiest fundraisers to do.  Managing the inventory is very easy and you don’t need to have a garage to store and keep track of products.  Scouts earn at least 50% commission on every sale which makes the accounting of the sale easy to track for families and leaders in the unit.

Watch the segment from our kick off meeting here.  

WHAT KIND OF OFFERS ARE ON THE CAMP CARDS?

The 2021 Camp Cards will feature four different geographic versions of the card (Harrisburg, York, Gettysburg/Hanover, and Chambersburg/Shippensburg).  Offers fall into three different categories.

  • One-time Use Offers – These offers are on “tabs” on the camp card.  This year there will be 4 tabs.  Tabs are redeemed by turning in the tab at the time of your purchase much like a coupon.
  • Multi-Use Offers – These offers are found on the back of the camp card and can be used over and over again as long as the card is valid.  Most of these offers expire at the end of the calendar year.
  • Online Offers – There are thousands of offers online that can be redeemed anywhere in the continental United States.  These offers are for national chains as well as local businesses.  Scouts can sell cards to friends and family anywhere in the country and they can find value in the card.

For a full list of this year’s offers click here.

Watch the segment from our kick off meeting here.  

IN THE PANDEMIC IS IT SAFE TO SELL CAMP CARDS?

Yes, as long as Scouts follow some simple best practices for keeping themselves and their customers safe.  There continue to be some limitations from retailers about Show and Sell opportunities, but there are many ways for Scouts to participate safely and still be successful.

One of the best ways to participate in the sale is our online, contactless sale option.  Scouts can share with family and friends the link to buy Camp Cards online and the cards will be sent directly to their home.  

2021 CAMP CARDS QUICK LINKS

For more information on how to sign up and participate in this year’s sale either follow the “Scouts and Family” link or “Unit” link above.  You can also follow these links if you are ready to sign up for the sale or place your order.

  • Recording of February 23 Information Session Here
  • Sign Up for the 2021 Camp Card Sale Here
  • Order Unit Camp Card Orders Here

QUESTIONS

Contact your District Camp Card Chair if you need help or have questions about the sale.
Battlefield:  Dave Campbell
Conococheague: Pam Nery
Keystone Capital: Dianne Theal –  dtheal@yahoo.com
Pioneer: Bob Badders
Heritage Trails:  Michael Adelberg – Michael.adelberg@scouting.org
Council Support: Holly Schwalm – (717) 620-4526,  Holly.Schwalm@scouting.org.
Council Staff Advisor: Chris Styers, Christopher.styers@scouting.org 

Camp Card Resources for Scouting Units