Our annual unit-level spring fundraising sale was another success!
Over 300 units in central Indiana sold more than 46,000 cards in 2017.
Our sale, March 1 - April 14, 2017, generated more than $116,000 for units to pay for summer camp, buy equipment, and enjoy Scouting!
The annual spring Camp/Discount Card sale allows Scout units to raise funds to pay for their summer Scouting program. "Camp Cards" are discount cards sold for $5 each to the general public. Unit commission was 50% on each card ($2.50). Funds earned from this fundraiser may be used for any Scouting or Exploring purpose -- to purchase equipment such as tents and backpacks, summer camp and activity fees, high adventure trip, uniform, handbooks, membership fees, etc. Camp/Discount Cards are meant to complement, not take the place of, popcorn sales in the fall.
This year we were excited to offer three types of cards: the Camp Card for Cub Scout, Boy Scout and Venturing units, the Exploring Discount Card for Exploring posts and the STEM Scouts Discount Card for STEM Scouts labs. Each card has the same vendors and offers. The front of the card has been changed for each program.
How Does My Unit Get Started?
1. Choose one adult to serve as the Camp/Discount Card Coordinator.
2. Through your unit committee, decide HOW your unit will sell Camp/Discount Cards.
5. Return unsold cards and payment to any council service center by May 1, 2017.
More information coming soon on how units can pay online this year using a credit card!
More information is available via the Unit Camp/Discount Card Guidebook.
2017 Camp/Discount Card Vendors
$5 off $50 purchase
DICK'S Sporting Goods
$10 off $50 purchase
$5 off purchase
of $39.98 or more
The Escape Room
$5 off each ticket
|Steak 'n Shake
$1 off regular
Papa John's Pizza
40% off Any Online Order
15% off Dry Cleaning only
*Some discount offers have additional details on the actual Camp/Discount Card.
See the fine print for additional disclaimers and information.
NEW! Unit Incentive
Any unit that did not return ANY cards to the council in 2017 was entered into a drawing for a fabulous prize!
CONGRATULATIONS TO NORTHEAST PACK 236 FOR WINNING THE $500 DICK'S SPORTING GOODS GIFT CARD!
Marsh Supermarkets - Marsh stores allowed Scouting units to sell at their stores, but only from March 20 - April 14, 2017. (They supported the Girl Scout's cookie sale, so this prevents both Scouting organizations from "fighting" over sales space during the same timeframe.) Please contact your local Marsh store manager to schedule a sales date, time, and arrange other details (i.e. table needed). The council does not coordinate unit Marsh storefront sales. There will be no online registrations for Marsh storefront sales for any districts or units in 2017.
All other vendors do not allow storefront sales. Please do not contact local or corporate Dick's Sporting Goods or Shoe Carnival stores (or any other vendors) to request storefront sale dates.
2017 Volunteer District Camp/Discount Card Chairs:
|After School Division||Sean McDonald|
|STEM Scouts||Spencer Waldman|
|Golden Eagle||Gary Bolderson|
|Hou Koda||Jeanne Coonse|
|Bear Creek||Jane Blevins|
|North Star||Andrew Himebaugh|
|Sugar Creek||John Fitzpatrick|
|Wabash Valley||Janie Reed|
Camp Card Promotional Flyer
STEM Scouts Discount Card Promotional Flyer
Exploring Discount Card Promotional Flyer
Camp Card Promotional Postcard
Exploring Promotional Postcard
STEM Scouts Promotional Postcard
*These were mailed to registered Cub Scouts, Boy Scouts, Venturers, Explorers, STEM Scouts, Unit Leaders, and Committee Chairmen the last week of January.
Unit Leader Guidebook - Includes timeline of sale, policies and procedures, payment options, advancement opportunities
"Camp Cards Sold Here" Poster/Flyer - Traditional Camp Card version | All Camp Card versions
Unit Leader Tracking Sheet PDF Version | Excel Version - Track Scout names, number of cards taken, number of cards returned, payment due
Camp Card Sales History
|# Units Selling||185||258||287|
|# Cards Sold||27,119||34,336||43,620|
Can you help find a new vendor for 2018?
If you have ideas or a connection to a potential new Camp Card vendor, please contact Leslie Anderson, Camp Card staff advisor, at firstname.lastname@example.org. Vendors should have 6+ or more locations across central Indiana.
2017 Camp/Discount Card Timeline
March 1 - April 13
Council will accept initial and additional orders online
April 15 - 20
Units collect all unsold cards and money from Scouts and parents
Full payment and unsold card returns due to council service centers
Deadline to pay and return unsold cards -
May 1, 2017
-Cards may be returned in any increments and must be in excellent condition by 5/1/2017.
-Camp Cards will not be accepted for "returns" after May 1st and become the financial responsibility of the unit.
-Payment due to the council is $2.50 per sold card by 5/1/2017. (Unit keeps the other $2.50 from customer purchases.)
-Failure to pay by this deadline costs your unit an additional 25% commission on each card (i.e. instead of paying $2.50/card, you would pay $3.75/card).