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Volume 4 | April 21, 2018
Camp Card Weekly News & Updates
"Strive for 25" Winners - Week #3
  • A. Alfano - Troop 63, Conestoga
  • R. Armstrong - Pack 126, Northern
  • C. Batman - Troop 3, Washington
  • L. Kolumbar - Troop 91, General Nash
  • K. Payne - Troop 512, Conestoga

Great work, Scouts! Unit coordinators for the above units will be mailed the $25 gift cards next week. Please present this recognition to the Scout as soon as possible at the next gathering of your pack, troop or crew. Explain that this recognition was earned by selling 25 Camp Cards and submitting a Strive for 25 entry, and encourage all your Scouts to continue to sell and submit their entries for the remainder of the fundraiser to be eligible for recognition as well (the last drawing is on May 31).

Six Weekly Drawings Left!

Scouts can enter into one of the weekly drawings for every 25 Camp Cards they sell. Each drawing will have five winners who will each receive a $25 Amazon gift card. All entries from the weekly drawings will then be put into a Super Drawing at the end of the sale for even larger prizes.

Entries are due by Wednesdays at 5 PM to be considered for the Thursday drawings. 

Getting More Cards & Submitted Money/Strive for 25 Entries
Here are the local district money turn-in/card pick-up locations available throughout the fundraiser (you may go to any location convenient for you, even if it's not in your home district):


Additionally, units may also turn-in money and get more cards at the Firestone Scouting Resource Center during business hours:

1485 Valley Forge Road, Wayne, PA 191087
Monday to Friday, 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM

Please don't hesitate to reach out to your district volunteer or professional if you need to make arrangements to get more cards.

When you meet with a district volunteer or staff member, they will have a Card/Money Transfer Form to account for any transactions of cards, money, and Strive for 25 entries. These triplicate forms allow for your unit, the district and council to keep proper records. Transfer forms will be recorded at the council office where a running invoice will be kept for each unit. To ensure that all records and invoices are accurately maintained, units are asked only to receive/return with a district/council representative and not with other units.
Tip of the Week
How do you keep up the momentum and motivate your Scouts to sell? With under six weeks left and warmer weather approaching (hopefully!), here are some tips to get those cards sold:
  • Make sure every Scout has a sales goal.
  • Hold regular money turn-ins where Scouts can submit money they've collected and pick-up more cards to sell. Encourage "Strive for 25" entries.
  • Schedule more store-front sales. Remember, don't sell in front of the card vendors and please do not approach Wawa (see leader guide for details).
  • Sell at a SEPTA station close to you (see article below).
  • Conduct one or more unit "blitz" days and have prizes for top performers.
  • Have a special prize or hold a pizza party for the top-sellers in your unit.
  • Sell cards at work.
  • Set a firm deadline prior to the council deadline of June 1, 2018 to collect all monies from Scouts.

What does your unit do to keep the momentum going? Tell us at campcards@colbsa.org

Selling at SEPTA Stations
Through a partnership with SEPTA, our Scouts are able to sell at a select number of stations in our area through May 31. If your unit would like to sell Camp Cards at one of the locations (listed on the website), please email your request to campcards@colbsa.org with the date(s) and station(s) you are requesting. If approved (the date/location is not already spoken for) you will receive a copy of the SEPTA permit that must be displayed while Scouts are selling.

Resources
Camp Card Fundraiser | Cradle of Liberty Council | 610-688-6900