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Boy Scouts Sell First CAMP CARDS of the 2015 Season

Boy Scouts kick off third year of discount card spring fundraiser that supports Outdoor Adventures

by Angel Martinez for the Alamo Area BSA: February 28, 2015

The Boy Scouts of America, Alamo Area Council, launched their third year of a discount card fundraiser called Camp Cards on Friday, February 27, 2015.  The Camp Card is an award-winning program that has proven successful in many Boy Scout Councils nationwide. The Camp Card sale is a risk-free way for Scout Units and youth to earn their way to summer camp, high adventure outings, or other activities.  Each Camp Card will sell for only $5 to the general public and will have multiple food, service, and entertainment discounts for the customer to use and reuse throughout the year.  Each participating Scout Unit will keep 50% commission of the sales total for each Camp Card sold.

“I hand them the card and ask everyone I see ‘Hello, would you like to buy a Camp Card to help me go to camp?’ and eventually most people tell me yes!” explained 11-year-old Dylan Sizer, who sold 444 Camp Cards in 2014.  

To kick off this year’s sale, top selling Boy Scouts Dylan Sizer and Cody Trejo sold the first Camp Cards of the season to Kristen Wheaton from the Alamo Drafthouse Cinemas.

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“Like camping and outdoor adventure, selling a product like the Camp Card prepares our youth to face the world with a heart of service, commitment, and leadership to find success.  Please support our youth by purchasing a Camp Card for yourself and another as a gift so that we can keep the campfire alive for all youth for many years to come,” says Michael de los Santos, Scout Executive for the Alamo Area Council, BSA, based in San Antonio, Texas.

Look for Scouts selling Camp Cards at local businesses and within neighborhoods in San Antonio and the 12 surrounding counties served by the Council.  Camp Cards may also be purchased at either of the Council Offices to benefit under-served youth in the Scoutreach program.  The sale will last for ten weeks until Friday, May 8.

The Alamo Area Council Scouts sold over 80,000 Camp Cards in 2014 generating over $200,000 to help them participate in outdoor adventures to Prepare them for Life.  Community support this year will hopefully help sell 120,000 cards and generate $300,000 for the Scout Units and another $285,000 for Council operations.

“The Alamo Area Council is grateful for our community Camp Card Vendor Partners, including Alamo Drafthouse Cinema, Corner Store, Burger King, Carl’s Jr., Express Lube, Lennys Subs, Pizza Hut, and Popeye’s for the opportunity to work together in serving youth in our community.  The success of our Camp Card sale will support more youth enjoying sports, fitness, and outdoor adventures,” says Angel Martinez, Communications / Marketing Director with the local Boy Scouts.

The Vendor Partner offers for 2015 include

(valid until December 31, 2015 at participating locations):

Corner Store – FREE 20oz DrPepper Bottle (all flavors) with the purchase of any size coffee, fountain drink, ICEE, or refill (valid only until 6/30/15)

Alamo Drafthouse – Get $10 off $20 worth of food and beverages; excludes alcohol (one-time use)

Burger King – 50 cent soft serve cone; no other purchase required

Carl’s Jr. – Buy a Thickburger Combo and get a Western Burger FREE

Express Lube – $8 off any regular price oil change 

Lennys Subs –  Buy one 5" or 7.5" sub and fountain drink and get an additional sub of equal or lesser value for 99 cents 

Pizza Hut – FREE order of breadsticks with the purchase of a large pizza at regular menu price

Popeye's – Buy a 3 piece combo and get a 2 piece dinner FREE

For more information on how to support local Boy Scouts by purchasing an Alamo Area Council Camp Card, contact one of the over 200 local Scouting Units or over 5,000 youth selling Camp Cards.  Supporters can also contact Development Director, Amber Sizer, at (210) 323-5096 or Campcards@AlamoAreaBSA.org or visit the website at http://www.AlamoAreaBSA.org/CampCards.

About the Boy Scouts of America, Alamo Area Council


The Alamo Area Council, BSA, headquartered in San Antonio, Texas, serves a 13 county area imparting the Scouting program to over 28,500 youth and 7,500 volunteer adults in South Texas.  The Boy Scouts of America continue to prepare young people for life by providing the nation’s foremost youth program of character development and values-based leadership training utilizing outdoor activity, citizenship, and sports fitness.  For more information on the Alamo Area BSA, please visit http://www.AlamoAreaBSA.org
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