NEWS RELEASE- Camp Card 2016

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

For more information contact:

Angel Martinez III, Communications / Marketing Director

(210) 394-9915 Cell

Angel.Martinez@Scouting.org

CAMP CARD SALES SUPPORT SCOUT ADVENTURES

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

SAN ANTONIO, Texas (February 24, 2016) – The Boy Scouts of America, Alamo Area Council, will launch their discount card fundraiser called Camp Cards on Friday, February 26, 2016. 

The Camp Card, an award-winning fundraising program, is a risk-free way for Scout Units and youth to earn their way to summer camp, high adventure outings, or other activities.  The Alamo Area Council Camp Cards, which first sold in 2013, will sell for only $5 to the general public and will offer discounts at several area businesses, including restaurants, entertainment venues, and service vendors for the customer to use and reuse throughout 2016. Each participating Scout Unit will keep 50% commission of the sales total for each Camp Card sold. 

“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 twelve weeks until Friday, May 20, 2016.

Since 2013, hundreds of Scouting Units have sold a total of 159,206 Camp Cards grossing $832,225 with $416,112 staying with the selling Units to help them and their Scouts pay necessary expenses.

“The Alamo Area Council is grateful for our community Camp Card Vendor Partners, including Alamo Drafthouse Cinema, 7-Eleven, Burger King, Express Lube, Pizza Hut, Dairy Queen, Good Sports, Las Palapas and Schlitterbahn for the opportunity to work together in serving youth in our community,” says Angel Martinez, Director of Scouting Relations and Communications for the Alamo Area Council, BSA. “The success of our Camp Card sale will support more youth enjoying sports, fitness, and outdoor adventures.”

The Vendor Partner offers for 2016 include (valid until December 31, 2016 at participating locations):

  • 7-Eleven – Small coffee, fountain drink or Slurpee for only 50 cents. (valid only until 9/30/16)
  • Alamo Drafthouse – Get $10 off $20 worth of food and beverages; excludes alcohol (one-time use)
  • Burger King – FREE Whopper with the purchase of a Whopper Combo. 
  • Express Lube – $10 off any regular price oil change 
  • Las Palapas- 15% off dine-in purchase. Valid at 1604/Culebra and Potranco/151 locations only. 
  • Pizza Hut – Buy one buffet and 2 drinks, get on buffet FREE. 
  • Good Sports- $10 OFF any purchase of $100 or more. Scouts get 10% off every day. 
  • Dairy Queen - FREE mini Blizzard with the purchase of a mini Blizzard at regular price. 

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 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 18,000 youth and 6,500 volunteer adults in South Texas.  With Learning for Life, an in-school character education BSA subsidiary, the Council serves over 25,876 youth.  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.  Learn more at www.AlamoAreaBSA.org

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