Camp Card Sale
Scouts can earn their way to summer camp!
Check out the offers that were on the 2018 Camp Card!
WHAT IS THE CAMP CARD SALE?
The Camp Card Sale is designed to help Scouts earn their 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.
There are three different versions of the card, each featuring multiple discount offers that are council-wide as well as some that are specific to areas within our council. There will be cards focused on these areas of our council: Chambersburg/Gettysburg, Harrisburg and York.
Each card offers 3 one-time offers (3 tab coupons that can be separated from the card) and between 6-8 multiple-use offers that are good through the end of the year. PLUS, each card has an online code that the card purchaser can use to access hundreds of local offers! The user will simply enter the code number on the camp card they purchase and visit www.boyscoutscampcard.com, set up their account, and start saving! The account is activated through the end of the year. Users by download an app to their smartphone as well and redeem offers right from their phones from anywhere in North America!
2019 KEY DATES
January Roundtables – District Camp Card Kick-offs
By February 14 – Units register and place orders
March Roundtable Meetings – Camp Cards distributed to units
May 28 – Card payments, card returns and top sellers forms due
June-August – Scouts enjoy a summer camping adventure!
2019 Scout Prizes
A Scout will receive a $25 gift card for every 50 Camp Cards sold. Gift cards may be selected for the following:
- Scout Shop in Mechanicsburg or York
- Trading Post at Hidden Valley Scout Reservation
- Trading Post at Camp Tuckahoe
Sell 150 Camp Cards and pick all three! Gift cards will be mailed to Scouts prior to the start of summer camp in June and must be used by December 31, 2019.
Top Selling Unit – The first place, top selling unit in each district will receive a Papa John’s gift card to have a pizza party for all of its participating Scouts.
Camp Card Orders
A unit registers and orders a specific number of cards. After recieving the cards the camp card coordinator for the unit distributes the cards to their Scouts to sell. At the end of the sale, the unit keeps its share and pays the council for its share. If they have any unsold cards, the unit may return them for credit at the end of the sale.
Returns & Additional Cards
Units may return unsold cards. Returns are due to the Mechanicsburg or York Service Centers when their payments are made in late May. The cards must be in complete condition (no tabs removed, etc). The unit is responsible for any cards that are damaged or not returned by the deadline. Units may continue to sell their unsold cards after they have settled their bill with the council, as long as they understand they cannot return anything after the payment deadline.
Payment of $2.50 per camp card ordered must be received at either Council Service Center by the payment deadline on May 28, 2019. Payments not postmarked by the deadline will be considered late and the unit commission will decrease.
Units are encouraged to track their Scouts’ sales so that Scouts can use the proceeds to pay for summer camp. However, it is up to the unit to decide to do this, and we understand they may have additional goals.
Contact your District Camp Card Chair if you need help or have questions about the sale.
Committee Chair: Greg Keefer – firstname.lastname@example.org
Battlefield: Barb Hanna – email@example.com
Conococheague: Annette Zampelli – firstname.lastname@example.org
Conococheague: Ed Zampelli – email@example.com
Indian Rock: Tony Panaway – firstname.lastname@example.org
Keystone Capital: Dianne Theal – email@example.com
Pioneer: Greg Keefer – firstname.lastname@example.org
Susquehanna Trail: Jenn Livengood – email@example.com
Council Support: Holly Schwalm – (717) 620-4526, Holly.Schwalm@scouting.org.
Camp Card Resources for Scouting Units
- 2018 Camp Card Guidebook – contains all the information units needed for a successful sale in 2018. Look for the 2019 Camp Card Guidebook to be posted on this site later in the year.
- Receipt to use when issuing cards to Scouts/families
- Unit Card Tracking Sheet