2017 Camp Card Sale
The annual Camp Card Sale is an opportunity, provided by the Council, for units and Scouts to earn extra money for summer camp. Last year roughly one third of the Council units participated in the sale. This year the Save-Around company that we work with to produce the cards made a suggestion to help make the program more appealing to more units and to increase sales.
The suggestion was to add a code to the Camp Cards which provides the user with mobile/online access to Save–Around coupons where ever the user is located. This means that if you use the mobile app, you would be able to access discounts and coupons wherever you happen to be whether in Utica, Oneonta, Syracuse, or the Albany area. There is an additional charge for this service and would take the asking price of the Camp Cards to $10.00.
During the two recent camp promotion nights, this idea was rolled out and surveys were handed out and collected. By a 2:1 margin it was recommended that the Camp Card Program add the mobile code and raise the price of the cards to $10.00. The amount each Scout earns from the sale of the cards will go from $2.50 to $5.00.
Units that wish to participate will be able to sign out cards on consignment. Units are responsible for paying for the cards sold and/or returning any unsold cards. Initial distribution will be based on previous year’s sales to ensure every unit that wants to sell has the opportunity.
Camp Cards Are Now Available
Camp Cards have arrived at the Council offices and can be picked up during business hours or you can make arrangements for pick-up from your DE.
New this year is a mobile code located on the card that allows users to access Save Around Coupons for whatever city they are near, even place like Albany and Syracuse which are outside our Council boundaries. This does mean that the cost of the camp cards for this year is $10.00. During the two recent camp promotion nights this idea was rolled out and surveys were handed out and collected. By a 2-1 margin it was recommended that the camp card program add the mobile code and raise the price of the cards to $10.00.
The amount each Scout earns from the sale of the cards will go from $2.50 to $5.00.
Just like last year, units will earn back 50% of the cost of the card. For every $10.00 sale your unit keeps $5.00. Also available again this year, customers can use a QR reader to find which locations are participating in the program.
The Council is committed to providing our Scouts and families with a fundraising coupon book that covers a broad range of the area we serve with retailers and restaurants that consumers want. After all, the most important part of this fundraiser is helping your unit achieve its’ financial goals so all your Scouts can participate in the great programs we offer.