The Friends of Scouting capital campaign provides roughly one-quarter of the money needed to operate the Capitol Area Council’s Scouting camps, programs and facilities for a calendar year. These camping and training facilities are the “outdoor classrooms” in which Scouts have fun, learn leadership skills and develop into better young men and women. The Capitol Area Council spends approximately $200 per Scout each year to deliver these benefits and much more.   The Friends of Scouting campaign helps the Capitol Area Council pay for:

  • Maintaining and staffing the council’s 7 camping properties
  • Training thousands of adult volunteer leaders in youth protection
  • Providing programs like Cub Scout Day Camp, Cub Scout Adventure Days, Cub Partner Campouts, Cub Scout Resident Camp, Webelos Extreme Adventure Camp, Webelos Winter Camp, Boy Scout Summer Camp, Boy Scout Winter Camp, Silver Pines Youth Leadership Training, Venturing Spring and Fall Activities
  • Printing the ScouTalk newspaper six times a year and updating the council website, to keep you better inform about upcoming Scouting events and programs.
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Dear Parents and Unit Leaders!!

Once again, we have designed a card specifically for the Chisholm Trail district. As always, there are great discounts on the card, including some for new vendors. Since it will be easy for our supporters to recuperate their cost, we may have good luck selling multiple cards to the same customer. It’s definitely worth a try.

Here is a list of the vendors participating in the 2014 Chisholm Trail Camp Card

One Time Use:

  • Whole Earth $10 gift certificate.
  • Randall’s $5 off $50 or more purchase.
  • The Yogurt Experience – Buy one frozen yogurt, get one free. Limit of 2 free yogurts

Reusable Coupons:

  • Popeye’s
  • Baskin Robbins
  • 620 Café
  • CiCi’s Pizza
  • Jiffy Lube
  • Sport Clips

If you want to participate, please contact me with your Unit coordinator’s name, phone number, email address, and number of cards you would like to request as a unit.

As you probably know, the intent of the Camp Card sale is to allow Units to raise funds to pay for a year-round camping program. This includes purchasing camping equipment such as tents, backpacks, and sleeping bags and sending Scouts to camp. This program is different from the Popcorn sales, as your Unit has no financial obligation for unsold cards, as long as the unsold cards are returned in new condition by May 24th. Whether your whole unit wants to participate or only a small number of families, the Camp Card sale can help get boys to camp. Please let your families know it is an option.

Camp Cards sell for $5 each, while the savings are unlimited.

Units earn 40% commission, or $2.00 per card sold.

This is a Council approved fundraiser and the boys can wear their uniforms while selling.

Capitol Area Council Incentives:
In addition to commissions earned by units, Scouts can earn a campership
to one of the 2014 Capital Area Council camps as shown below.

SELL THIS! GET THIS!
100 CARDS CUB SCOUT DAY CAMP
120 CARDS CUB SCOUT SUMMER CAMP
200 CARDS WEBELOS WINTER CAMP
200 CARDS WEBELOS EXTREME ADVENTURE CAMP
200 CARDS BOY SCOUT WINTER CAMP
250 CARDS BOY SCOUT SUMMER CAMP
900 CARDS PHILMONT (COUNCIL CONTINGENT*)

*May apply to 2014 or 2015 council contingent to Philmont. Reaching the sales total does not guarantee a Scout a spot in either contingent; Scouts should apply for the desired contingent using the standard application process. Scouts will be placed in the contingent based on space available and meeting the BSA physical/medical requirements for high adventure treks.

Key Dates:
March Roundtable – Distribution
Cards available for pickup.

May Roundtable – Settlement
Total money (full sales value) is due, along with any unsold cards.
Please note that a commission check will be cut for the commission earned by unit.

May 24th – Last day to return unsold cards to Fickett Center without penalty.
These cards need to be at Fickett Center on that date, so if you want me to turn them in for you, I will need to get them from you a few days before then.

June 4th (beginning at 5:00 PM)- Reduction of Commission Rate
Commission will be reduced from 40% down to 25% if payment has not been made by this date.

There is also information available on the Capitol Area Council website. Let me know if you have any questions.

Thanks.
Renee Page
Chisholm Trail District Camp Card Chair
renee1bc [at] yahoo.com