A Scout is thrifty...He earns his way to summer camp!
The Camp Card sale is designed to help Scouts earn their way to summer resident camp, the National Jamboree, high adventure camp or day camp. Units/Scouts participating in this program will earn a 50% commission ($5.00) on each $10 Camp Card they sell. The sale will begin on March 1, 2013 and end on June 1, 2013 giving units/Scouts nearly 3 months to sell and close out their accounts.
What is a Camp Card? The card provides coupons and discounts to local businesses throughout Nashua Valley Council. Each card will have three, one-time use discounts and a variety of year-long discounts. The card is “active” on March 1, 2013 and is good through December 31, 2013.
This program is RISK FREE, units may simply return any unsold/undamaged cards by Monday June 3, 2013. The Nashua Valley Council is requesting that all units and Scouts participate in the sale to make sure all our Scouts have the opportunity to earn their own way to camp.
What is the Goal? Simply Put: We want our Scouts to go to camp. In these challenging economic times, we don’t want family finances to keep a Scout from attending the camp of his choice. Scouts will also learn an important value, earning your own way.
What are the benefits?
- No bulky product to store or deliver
- A Scout receives 50% commission from every sale
- Supports businesses in your local community
- Easy to sell because the consumer receives their initial investment back from the first use of the card
How does it work? Scouts sell Camp Cards to their friends, family, and neighbors. 50% of the sale stays with the unit to help defray the cost of summer camp, Jamborees, high adventure bases, or other outdoor adventures.
|Sell||Scout Earns||Pays For (approx)|
|4 cards||$20||District event|
|20 cards||$100||Weekend trip (or two)|
|46 cards||$230||Day camp|
|71 cards||$355||Boy Scout Camp|
|300 cards||$1500||National Jamboree|
You can also earn prizes! In addition to the great commission program, there are prizes available as well. Prize drawings, held every other week, will keep Scouts interested and get them out there selling!
|Prize Dates||Prize Offerings||to be in the drawing|
|March 15||$25 Gift card at the Lancaster Scout Shop||Sell 10 cards|
|March 29||$50 Wal-Mart gift card||Sell 25 cards|
|April 12||$75 Gift card at the Lancaster Scout Shop||Sell 35 cards|
|April 26||$100 Wal-Mart gift card||Sell 50 cards|
|May 10||1/2 Price campership for Day Camp or Camp Wanocksett||Sell 75 cards|
For more information download the Unit Leader's Guide
This worksheet can be used to track your unit's sale