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Alamo Area Council’s Discount Value Camp Card and Career Card Sale Supports Youth Adventure and Learning


SAN ANTONIO, Texas (February 23, 2017) – In its fifth year, the Boy Scouts of America, Alamo Area Council will launch their discount card fundraiser called Camp Cards on Friday, February 24, 2017. New for 2017 is the introduction of the CAREER Card that is branded in support of the Council’s coed career oriented program – Exploring.  Media is invited to see Boy Scout Robert Ward of Troop 1021 and SAPD Police Explorers sell the first Camp Card and Career Card of the season to SAPD Chief, William McManus, this Friday, February 24th at 2 p.m. in front of Public Safety HQ at 315 S. Santa Rosa, San Antonio, Texas 78207.


“We are here to show support for the Boy Scouts of America and for the Exploring program that makes a difference in the lives of our youth and local community,” said San Antonio Police Chief, William McManus.


The Camp Card and Career Card, an award-winning fundraising program, is a risk-free way for Scout units and Exploring youth to earn their way to summer camp, career competitions, high adventure outings, or other activities.  The Alamo Area Council Camp Cards, which first sold in 2013, will sell for only $5 to the public and will offer discounts at several area businesses, including restaurants, entertainment venues, and service vendors for the customer to use and reuse throughout 2017.  Each participating Scout unit and Exploring post will keep 50% commission of the sales total for each Camp Card and Career Card sold. 


“Like camping and outdoor adventure, selling a product like the Camp Card or Career 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 or Career Card for yourself and another as a gift so that we can keep supporting all youth for many years to come,” says Michael de los Santos, Scout Executive for the Boy Scouts of America, Alamo Area Council, based in San Antonio, Texas.


Look for Scouts and Explorers selling Camp and Career Cards at local businesses and within neighborhoods in San Antonio and the 12 surrounding counties served by the Council.  Camp Cards and Career Cards may also be purchased at either of the Council Offices to benefit under-served youth in the program.  The sale will last for twelve weeks until Saturday, May 6, 2017.


The Vendor Partner offers for 2017 include (valid until December 31, 2017 unless otherwise stated at participating locations):

·       7-Eleven – Small coffee, fountain drink or Slurpee for only 50 cents. (valid only until 9/30/17).

·       Alamo Drafthouse – Get $10 off food and beverages; excludes alcohol (one-time use).

·       Schlitterbahn Waterpark & Resort – Save $7 per person Monday thru Friday in May-June. Save $5 per person Saturday or Sunday, May-June and any day during July, August, and September.

·       Flip’z Trampoline Park – Buy one hour of jump time, get one FREE.  

·       Express Lube – $10 off any regular price oil change.

·       Dairy Queen – Buy One Blizzard, get one FREE.

·       Pizza Hut – Buy one buffet and 2 drinks, get one buffet FREE.

·       Las Palapas15% off dine-in purchase. Valid at 1604/Culebra and Potranco/151 locations only. 

·       Bush’s Chicken – One FREE gallon of iced tea with purchase of any family value meal or one Scout special for .99 cents (1 tender-roll & 20 oz. iced tea). 


Exploring is a unique career exploration program for young men and women ages 10 – 20.  With a focus on Law Enforcement, Fire & EMS Services, and Health Care, the proven Exploring program within the Alamo Area Council provides over 350 students with an opportunity to learn about a variety of career fields and network with professionals already working in those fields.  Learn more at www.Exploring.orgExternal Link.


For more information on supporting local Boy Scouts and Explorers by purchasing an Alamo Area Council Camp or Career Card, contact Amber Sizer, at (210) 323-5096 or or visit


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 5,900 volunteer adults in South Texas. With Learning for Life, an in-school character education subsidiary of Boy Scouts of America, the Council serves over 22,500 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.orgExternal Link.


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