Camp Cards

Camp Cards

Important Dates - The 2022 Sale

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 all unsold, undamaged cards without penalty as long as it is at Council before May 14th.

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!

We will have SIX variants of the camp card with regional offers included, providing benefits to serve your community! West-Phoenix Metro, East-Phoenix Metro, Flagstaff, Prescott, Scottsdale, and Wickenburg regional cards are planned.

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

 

2022 Camp Card Leader’s Guide

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!

PDF Document

The 2022 Camp Card

Specific card details COMING SOON!

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!

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.

In 2022, many community businesses which we have traditionally partnered with are unable to offer storefronts or may only offer limited availability due to risk management and COVID-19’s continued effects.  

Council organized storefronts will open on January 28th, the day after after our virtual kickoff.

We encourage units to organize additional storefront opportunities within their community.  All units must abide by the Storefront Code of Conduct linked here.

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.

Scouts 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 from your District Executive starting on March 7th. You can arrange 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 Service Center 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. Please do not hold excess cards which you do not intend to sell; additional cards may be picked up at any time from the Council Service center or though your District Executive!

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.
  • Any donations that are collected during the Camp Card Sale must be reported and split with the council 50/50 (even if a Camp Card is not sold to the individual). 
  • 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

All unsold, undamaged cards can be returned to Grand Canyon Council offices at any time throughout the campaign or at the end of the campaign. If you do not expect to sell all cards in your unit’s possession, please return what you can so that we can support other units who may need cards. 

Any returned 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 May 13th with all balances due

The hard deadline for settling balances and returns in May 13th, at which point the unit will be charged for all outstanding cards.

Any cards (lost, misplaced, damaged etc.) not returned to Council by May 13th will be considered sold, and will be charged to the unit account.

 

For questions concerning Camp Card sales, please contact the Camp Card Staff Adviser:

Brendan Switts

brendan.switts@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.