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CAMP CARD INFORMATION
Many businesses and organizations have offered generous one-time or multi-use discounts.
There are four cards to choose from:
- St. Louis Metro
- Southeast Missouri
- Southern Illinois
- Central Illinois
By partnering up with organizations throughout the council footprint we are able to offer deals and discounts that will appeal to your local community!
Earn Money for CampAnd Other Scouting Activities
Selling Camp Cards helps your Scout go to Camp
And it couldn't be simpler!
Cost of Camp
# of Cards Sold To Pay For Camp
|Family Camp (Parent & Pal)|
|Cub Scout Day Camp|
|Cub Grizzly Camp|
|Cub Adventure Camp|
(Overnight Cub Camp)
$200 - $215
|Webelos / Arrow of Light Camp|
$160 - $325
|Weeklong Scouts BSA Camp|
$375 - $390
|Weeklong Venturing Camp|
And while they may be called "Camp Cards" your Scout can put the funds they raise towards activities with their Pack, Troop, or Crew, gear, or anything Scouting related.
Camp Card Chair
Each Unit should have a Camp card chair whose responsibilities are to manage all aspects of the sale and clearly communicate sale information to leaders, parents, and Scouts. The Unit Chairman's ultimate goal:
Get 100% of their Pack, Troop, or Crew's Scouts to summer camp!
- Be an expert in all Greater St. Louis Area Council Summer Camp opportunities.
- Encourage all your Scouts to select a camp that fits their summer schedule.
- Encourage Scouts to help fund their High Adventure trip. Explain to parents the importance of the outing in Scouting!
- Set a goal for percentage of Scouts attending camp - and achieve it! Communicate the purpose of the Camp Card sale and timeline to your Scouts and parents.
- Kickoff the Camp Card sale with a BANG, providing all members with a sales kit and at least 20 cards.
- Motivate, coach, and praise your Scouts.
- Collect all money and turn in the amount due to the council by June 11.
Your Unit Kick-Off
The objectives of your Camp Card kickoff are simple
- Get Scouts excited about summer camp.
- Inform parents why their Scout should attend summer camp.
How can you ensure a successful kick-off?
- Make sure the Kick-off is promoted through e-mail and phone.
- Be prepared to talk about summer camp opportunities.
Camp Card Kick-Off Agenda
- Grand openin with music, cheers and excitement.
- Distribute at least 20 cards per Scout.
- Review summer camp opportunities.
- Review sales goal and percent of Scouts-to-camp goal and explain key dates.
- Train your Scouts.
- Role play sales Do's and Don'ts.
The unit Camp Card Chair, leaders and parents should teach their Scouts how to sell. To get there, your team needs to employ all three sales methods below. Create a plan to train your Scouts in all three methods; this willgive the Unit the best results.
Door to Door
Take your cards for a trip around the neighborhood. Highlight the great coupons!
Show & Sell
Set up a sales booth and sell Camp Cards on the spot at a local retailer. This can be an effectiveapproach in the right location at the right time, but don't hang your hat on this approach.
Sell at Work
A great way for Mom and Dad to help their Scout. Have Mom & Dad take the cards to work.
Sales Techniques for Scouts
Don't miss the opportunity to use the Camp Card sale to train your Scouts in public speaking, sales and service! Scouts and parents will appreciate the effort and your sales will improve.
Have your Scouts Practice These Simple Steps
- Wear your uniform.
- Smile and tell them who you are - first name only!
- Tell themwhere you are from (unit within Scouting).
- Tell them what you are doing (earning money toward Scout Camp, High Adventure trip, gear etc.)
- Tell them what they can do to help (save money with the Camp Card).
- Close the sale, and thank them.
Safety and Courtesy
Be sure to review these safety and courtesy tips with your Scouts and Parents.
- Sell with another Scout or with an adult
- Never enter anyone's home
- Never sell after dark, unless with an adult
- Don't carry large amounts of cash.
- Always walk on the sidewalk and driveway
- Be careful of dogs while selling
- Say thank you whether or not the prospect makes a purchase
This campaign is designed to give scouts the option to sale online. We are asking the community (our friends, family, and other network contacts) to help earn money for summer camp by purchasinga $5.00 Camp Card. This card will help supporting local businesses and local scouting at the same time.
How do you purchase cards?
Cards can be ordered HERE.
How will customers receive Camp Cards purchased online?
Customers have the option to have cards mailed directly to their address or pick the cards up at their local Service Center.
How will Units get Credit for the Purchased Cards?
The GSLAC Staff will track all orders and provide weekly reports to District Executives, District Camp Card Chairs, and Unit Leaders of each unit's sales.
Same as the original campaign: Units participating in this program will earn 50% commission ($2.50), for each donation made that references the unit. GSLAC will send commission checks out to the Unit when the sale is over.
It is important to remind those that go to purchase cards to list the unit number and the name of the Scout's family so that we can give credit to the Unit. These sales will be tracked by the Council and we will update Units on cards sold.
Below is a sample message: Use this on social media, email, text, or even record your Scout in uniform and send it as a video!
Dear Supporter of Scouting
My name is (YOUR NAME HERE) and I am in (PACK or TROOP) (UNIT NUMBER). I am selling Camp Cards to help pay my way to camp this year. The cards are only $5 and have discounts at many great stores and restaurants. Would you like to help me go to camp and purchase a Camp Card?
Please click the link below to place an order. Some of the best deals are one time use so don't be afraid to order more than one card! Every card I sell gets me a little closer to camp this summer. Don't forget to use my name and unit number in the order from so that I get the credit. Purchase your Camp Cards now! igfn.us/form/4yqVoQ or by texting “CAMPCARDS” to 91999.
Thank you for your support,
(YOUR FULL NAME)
(PACK/TROOP w/ NUMBER)
Note: Please be mindful of our Youth Protection Guidelines. Scouts who send information to an adult must copy another adult on the message.
Spring Recruitment Incentive
If your Unit conducts a spring recruitment event and enrolls five new members (not including transfers, crossovers, or multiple registrants) between March 1 and May 15, then your entire unit will receive a +25% increas in commission on the Camp Card fundraiser!
Instead of 50% commission, you will receive 75% commission on all cards sold! As always, this is a risk-free fundraiser. Units do not prepay for the cards, and you can return any unsold cards at the end of the sale, which will run April 1 - May 31.
Each Scout selling 10 or more cards receives a patch!
Limited Edition T-Shirt Incentive
Each Scout selling 100 cards receive a Limited Edition Camp T-Shirt!
Bi-Weekly Drawing Incentive
Each Scout selling 50 cards will be entered into a drawing to win a prize!
The 2021 Camp Card commission is 50% if your Unit is paid in full by June 11. Commission drops to 40% from June 14 - June 18. Commission drops to 30% after June 18.
Orders & Redistribution
The Council places an order based on Unit orders and a few extra cards. While supplies last, extra cards may be obtained from the Scout office or your District Executive. Supplies are limited. A card re-distribution will occur weekly by district. Units that have completed their sale and have leftover cards should plan to return unsold cards at weekly settlements.
These cards will be re-distributed to Units that wish to sell more cards. All unreturned cards must be paid for at settlement on or before June 11. Units may settle their account at a Council Service Center or with their District Executive onor by June 11. Units should order 20 cards for every active Scout or 20% more than the Unit Sold lastyear.
Camp Cards can be returned without penalty any time before June 11. The cards MUST be in new condition (including snap-off discounts). NO cards will be accepted for return after June 18. The Camp Card Support Team reserves the right to refuse any product that has been damaged or rendered unsellable. The Unit is responsible for any unreturned cards (lost, misplaced, damaged, etc.) and will be charged $2.50 for lost or misplaced cards. Be sure Scouts and parents treat each card as if it were a $5 bill.
We're Selling Scouting, Not Just Discount Cards
Ensure your families understand they are selling character, a better community, and the benefits of our program. Remind families that Camp Cards can help offset the price of Scouting.
Camp Card Key Dates
- April - Camp Card Distribution at Roundtables
- May - Camp Card Reconciliation at Roundtables
- June 11 - Turn in money and unsold cards
Commission Key Dates
- June 11 - Returns and settlements for 50% commission
- June 14 - Commission drops to 40%
- June 18 and Beyond - Commission drops to 30%
The address to send payment is:
P.O. Box 952685
Saint Louis Mo 63195-268
(Please do not mail cards you are returning to this address)
Promote Your Sale
Scouts and parents should utilize their social media to help promote their sale! See below for pictures and sample posts you can use to make the most of this fundraiser.
Simply click on the picture link above and right click and choose "Save As" or drag and drop the image to your desktop. You can also download all of the promotional pictures via zip file HERE.
Scout - Online Sales Facebook or Instagram Post Sample Template:
Help me go to summer camp by purchasing a 2021 Camp Card! The cards are only $XX and have discounts at many great stores and restaurants. Please visit the link below and be sure to write in [SCOUT NAME] and [UNIT #] during the checkout. Thank you for helping me go to camp. To buy now: https://app.mobilecause.com/form/4yqVoQ?vid=hqf9p
Parent- Online Sales Facebook, Instagram or LinkedIn Post Sample Template:
Help my Scout go to summer camp by purchasing a 2021 Camp Card! The cards are only $XX and have discounts at many great stores and restaurants. Please visit the link below and be sure to write in [SCOUT NAME] and [UNIT #] during the checkout. Thank you for helping my Scout go to camp! To buy now https://app.mobilecause.com/form/4yqVoQ?vid=hqf9p
Sample Online Sales - Scout/Parent Email
Here is a sample email Scouts or parents could send out to family, friends, colleagues, and other potential customers. Personalize it as you see fit – talk about the camp or activity your Scout is raising money for.
Dear Supporter of Scouting,
My name is (YOUR NAME HERE) and I am in (PACK or TROOP) (UNIT NUMBER). I am selling Camp Cards to help pay my way to camp this year. The cards are only $XX and have
discounts at many great stores and restaurants. Would you like to help me go to camp and purchase an Adventure Card? Please click the link below to place an order. Some of the best deals are one time use so don’t be afraid to order more than one card! Every card I sell gets me a little closer to camp this summer. Don’t forget to use my name and unit number in the order form so that I get the credit. Purchase your Adventure Card now! [insert URL here]
Thank you for your support,
(YOUR FULL NAME)
(PACK/TROOP w/ NUMBER)
Explain the options to sell the cards.
Door to Door
Take your Cards for a trip around the neighborhood. Highlight the great coupons. Also, encourage them to buy several cards because the coupon offers are one use and they may want more. Let them know your Unit is trying to earn their way to camp.
Sell Online – if we use Gateway Traders
Scouts can sell Camp Cards online by sharing a link to an online store. The customer will have the option while checking out to write in the Scouts name and Unit. The Unit will receive up to $XX in commission for every online sale. At the end of the sale the Council will credit the Unit’s Account with their commission and let the Unit Camp Card Chair know which Scouts made online sales. Cards will be mailed out weekly. Please make sure the customer puts the Scouts name and Unit during check out – this is the only way the Scout
Set up a sales booth and sell Camp Cards on the spot. This can be an effective approach in the right location at the right time, but don't hang your hat on this approach alone.
Focus on multiple locations over the course of a couple of days. (Bring a tent display and posters)
Sales Techniques for Scouts
Don’t miss the opportunity to use the Camp Card sale to train your Scouts in public speaking, sales and service. Your Scouts and parents will appreciate the effort and your
sales will improve. Have your Scouts practice these simple steps:
- Wear your uniform.
- Smile and tell them who you are—first name only!
- Tell them where you are from (unit within Scouting).
- Tell them what you are doing (going Camping).
- Tell them what they can do to help (save money with the 2021 Camp Card).
- Ask them if they would like to buy more than one.
- Close the sale and thank them.
Safety & Courtesy
- Please wear face covering/mask and practice social distancing while selling Camp Cards.
- Wash hands or use hand sanitizer often while selling.
- Sell with another Scout or with an adult.
- Never enter anyone’s home.
- Never sell after dark, unless with an adult.
- Don’t carry large amounts of cash.
- Always walk on the sidewalk and driveway.
- Say thank you whether or not the prospect buys a Camp Card.
Get Your Cards! / Leader's Guide