How Can We Help?
Important Dates - The 2023 Sale
- ASAP: Units reserve Camp Cards using this form
- February 1: Storefront Registration Opens
- February 11: Camp Card Distribution at Winter Homecoming. Sign-up here.
- February 13-17: Camp Cards available for pickup with District Executives or at the Council Service Center
- March 24-26: Fry’s Storefront Sale
- April 23: End of Camp Card Sale
- April 24-May 5: District Executives available for card returns
- May 5: Last Day to Turn-In Cards at the Council Service Center
- May 6: Last Opportunity to Turn-In Cards at the Spring Homecoming Event
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 North-Phoenix Metro regional cards are planned.
Scouts receive a 50% commission for each $10 camp card sold!
2023 Camp Card Leader’s Guide
A Leader’s 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!
2023 Camp Card Designs
Communities Served: Tempe, Mesa, Chandler, Gilbert
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!
Many scouts sell camp cards in front of community businesses in addition to door-to-door sales. It is the Unit/Scout’s 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.
Council-organized storefronts will open on February 1 at 10:00 AM.
We encourage units to organize additional storefront opportunities within their community. All units must abide by the Storefront Code of Conduct linked here.
The following businesses featured on this year’s cards have given permission for Scouts to ask to sell Camp Cards in front of their locations:
- Anthem Ammo
- Ape Index
- Arizona Hiking Shack
- Aspen Deli
- Babbitts Backcountry Outfitters
- Emerald City Smoothie
- Charleys Philly Steaks (Agua Fria Location Only)
- The Juice Pub & Eatery
- Just Roughin’ It Adventure Company
- Kobe Hot Pot Ramen
- Mozelle’s Downtown Bakery
- PermaYouth Anthem
- Sam’s Frozen Yogurt
- Shane’s Rib Shack
- The Hike Shack
- The Sodamix
- Uncle Sam’s
- Warner’s Nursery
Commission and Incentives
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 at the Winter Homecoming Event on February 11th. After that, you can pick them up from your District Executive or at the Council Service Center.
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!
Camp Cards For A Cause
We are very excited to bring back Camp Cards for a Cause – benefiting educators in 2023! This is a great option for those who may not want to purchase a discount card themselves, but still want to support a good cause. Like a normal camp card, the Scout selling it will earn a $5 commission. Instead of the card going to a buyer though, it will be given to a teacher!
And this year, participating in Camp Cards for a Cause is going to be easier than thanks to Facebook fundraising!
Check out our CAMP CARDS FOR A CAUSE GUIDEBOOK!
BSA Fundraising Selling 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.
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!
ALL BALANCES ARE DUE ON MAY 6th!
The hard deadline for settling balances and returns in May 6th, at which point the unit will be charged for all outstanding cards.
Any cards (lost, misplaced, damaged etc.) not returned to Council by May 6th will be considered sold, and will be charged to the unit account.
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.
Frequently Asked Questions
$100 an hour per Scout is a good rule of thumb. We recommend calculating how many hours of storefront sales your Scouts will need to reach their fundraising goals, and basing your storefront reservations on that number.
This is ultimately up to the unit, but there are several options. Some units choose to create Square accounts and make “employee” logins for every seller. Other units use PayPal or Venmo. This was explained in more detail during our Camp Card Kickoff.
Yes, all but two of Arizona’s Fry’s stores are included in the storefront sale.
Yes, you can – just make sure to ask the business first! You can find a sample letter to request a storefront on behalf of your unit here.
We recommend that you do not overstaff your storefronts. 1-2 Scouts and their parents are more than enough for a successful storefront. If you have more Scouts interested, you should sign-up for more times/locations!