Camp Cards

Camp Cards

Important Dates - 2020 Camp Card Sale

  • February 16 Camp Card Kickoff
  • February 18 Fry’s storefronts to become available at 7PM, Camp Cards may be reserved on this page
  • March 5 Camp Cards available at District Round Tables.
  • March 6-8 Fry’s storefront weekend #1
  • March 21-22 Jiffy Lube Storefront Weekend #1
  • March 30 Recommended Unit checkpoint date. Scouts confirm sales and return monies; units check out additional cards as needed.
  • April 4-5 Jiffy Lube Storefront Weekend #2 – postponed
  • April 17-19 Fry’s storefront Weekend #2 – postponed

Both April storefront dates have been postponed. we hope that we can return to sales in May, but will keep our unit leaders updated as information becomes available. 

  • April 30 Sale ends: units return money or unsold cards before this date
  • May 31 Grace period ends: Units charged for every outstanding camp card. Sales period extended until May 31. 

Camp Card Leader’s Guide

NEW for 2020: A leaders guide with all the details you need for a successful fundraiser, including step by step guide to the sale, a unit kickoff agenda, determining unit budget and goals, and much more!

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Camp Card Reservations

Click here to reserve camp cards so that we may prepare them for you and have them ready by March round table meetings. Camp Cards will be distributed at District round tables on March 5th. Please contact your District Executive to arrange for alternative pick-up options.

How the Camp Card Sale Works

The Camp Card fundraiser is designed to assist scouts in fundraising for their Scouting activities, while reducing out of pocket costs for their families. Each camp card contains deals and discounts from local businesses, which the scouts sell for $10.00 while earning a 50% commission!

There is no cost to participate. Units may check out any number of cards that they aim to sell, and may return up to 25% of the cards without any penalty as long as the cards are returned undamaged by April 30th.

Units immediately keep their 50% commission from each card sold; the remaining revenue from Camp Card sales is returned to Council to support camp programs and scholarships- keeping camping fees low, allowing for upgrades to our facilities, and affording Scouts the opportunity to experience summer camp!

New for 2020 – We will have four variants of the camp card with regional deals and offers included, providing benefits to serve your community! West-Phoenix Metro, East-Phoenix Metro, Mountain Communities, and Explorer Post cards are planned.

New for 2020 – Scouts will receive a 50% commission for each $10 camp card sold, an increase from 35% in years past.

New for 2020 – In an effort to ensure that everyone may participate and that our limited inventory of cards are not being held by units that have no intention to sell, beginning in 2020, units may return up to 25% of all cards that they have checked out for the sale.

The 2020 Camp Card

WE’RE SELLING CAMP,
NOT JUST A DISCOUNT CARD!

Our families understand that they are selling character, a better community through Scouting, and the benefits of Scouting summer camp; they are not just selling discount cards.

Your scout, as well as the Scouting community, benefits from these programs!

Emphasize to each customer that each card sold helps Scouts go to camp, build character, and enriches their lives. The reason our sale will be successful is that people want to support Scouting!

Camp Card Kickoff

This year’s Camp Card kickoff will occur on February 16th, at 6:00PM!

We expect the kickoff to last half an hour, followed by questions or comments from unit leaders.

The kickoff will be hosted via a webinar so that all leaders from across our Council may participate, regardless of their geographic location.

We recommend that leaders participate via Zoom so that they may view the video and ask questions in the chat, but leaders may join us by telephone if necessary.

Storefronts

Many scouts sell camp cards in front of community businesses in addition to door to door sales. It is the Unit/Scout responsibility to check with store management to arrange sales. Click here for a template letter to request a storefront on behalf of your unit. You may arrange your own storefront sales at your school, house of worship, local businesses, or any other safe location that you Scout is able to sell Camp Cards at. We advise that you speak to your local businesses, venues, churches, and other supporting organizations in your community about the possibility of supporting Scout fundraisers.

Units may reserve these storefronts beginning at 7:00PM on Feb. 18th.

All units must abide by the Storefront Code of Conduct

Fry’s Food Stores has made 122 of their storefronts available March 6-8, and April 17-19. Jiffy Lube has made 24 of its locations available for the weekends of March 21-22 and April 4-5.

Commission and Incentives

In lieu of the commission increase, all other camp incentives, gift cards, or other prizes have been discontinued. Our hope is that this will allow any Scout the ability to receive the maximum support for whatever level of sales they wish to attain, as well as the ability to use the additional funds towards registration in any Grand Canyon Council program, National or World Jamboree, or other Councils’ camps across the country.

New for 2020Scouts will receive a 50% commission for each $10 camp card sold, an increase from 35% in years past.

How Do I Acquire Camp Cards?

Camp Cards will be available March 5th at your District Round Table meeting. You may also coordinate with your District Executive to have them deliver or exchange cards with your unit leadership. To sign up for the sale or acquire cards, visit the Grand Canyon Council in person or contact your District Executive.

We encourage units to first determine the number of cards that their Scouts will commit to sell, then check out cards commensurate with their goals and Scout participation. Additional cards may be picked up at any time from the Council Service center or though your District Executive.

New for 2020 – In an effort to ensure that everyone may participate and that our limited inventory of cards are not being held by units that have no intention to sell, beginning in 2020, units may only return up to 25% of all cards that they have checked out for the sale.

Units are advised to pick up however many cards they can sell over the first few weeks, and pick up additional cards as needed throughout the sale!

BSA Fundraising Selling Guidelines

  • Please visit www.grandcanyonbsa.org/fundraising for fundraising guidelines.
  • Camp Cards and Popcorn sales are the only two council approved fundraisers; they alone do not require submission of the Money Earning Guideline.
  • Direct solicitation by leaders or youth members of cash donations from community businesses, individuals, service organizations, etc., are not allowed. Units raise their needed funds through approved product sales and fundraising events, payments from member dues, and family support.
  • Revenue from sales can be returned to Grand Canyon Council offices at any time throughout the campaign. For each card sold, units keep $5.00 and are responsible for returning the remaining $5.00 in revenue to council.

Return Policy

If units have cards remaining at the end of the fundraiser, they may return up to 25% of all the cards they have checked out! Unsold, undamaged cards can be returned to Grand Canyon Council offices at any time throughout the campaign. The cards MUST be in new condition (with unbroken snap off discounts). We cannot accept returns of any cards that have been damaged. Be sure Scouts and parents treat each card as if it were a $10.00 bill!

SALES END APRIL 30th with all balances due

The hard deadline for settling balances and returns in May 31st, at which point the unit will be charged for all outstanding cards.

Any cards (lost, misplaced, damaged etc.) not returned to Council by May 31st will be considered sold, and will be charged to the unit account. 

For questions concerning Camp Card sales, please contact our Program Director and Staff Adviser

Matthew Graham
Matthew.Graham@scouting.org

It is the unit Camp Card Chair’s sole responsibility to ensure that they return their cards and monies by the end of the sales period.