What to know about Scout Saver Cards
The BSA has teamed up with Starving Student Cards, which is a discount card packed with hundreds of dollars of free stuff and over $4,000 in discounts which will help families save a lot of money all over town. You can sell cards to friends, families, and neighbors.
Scout Starving Student Cards sell for just $20 and 75 percent of it goes back to Scouting! $10 of every card stays with the unit and $5 goes back to local Scouting.
Individuals, Cub Packs, Scout Troops, Venturing Crews, Young Women Groups and Youth Ministry Groups can sell cards to raise money for the year’s activities. Use this Scouting Cost Calculator and estimate how many cards your unit needs to sell to fund your ideal year of Scouting.
How to sell Scout Saver Cards
Selling Scout Starving Student Cards is easy. First, start by picking up tickets to sell from your local Council Service Center or Scouting professional, possibly at a roundtable.
Sign out 5 cards to each Scout, having them initial each card. Scouts can then team up in pairs, or go as a group and do a blitz around the neighborhood. Take turns as to who gets the credit for each sale. It’s always a good idea to bring an adult and only visit friends, family, and neighbors you know.
Another great way to sell cards is to get permission from grocery stores to let Scouts stand out front and promote the cards to shoppers. Just like Girl Scouts can sell cookies, Boy Scouts can use this method to sell lots of cards quick.
It’s also important to have Scouts keep track of the names and phones number of the individuals purchasing cards. These individuals can then be approached again next year. As Scouts sell cards and turn in funds, always record their progress on the Scout Tracking Sheet. Sign out more Cards as needed.
You can always go to the Scout office for more cards if you run out.
Win a chance to go to Disneyland!
Selling Scout Saver Cards is not only a great way to raise funds for your year it is also a cool way to win some awesome prizes.
Prizes include free tickets to Lagoon Amusement Park and more. And the grand, and possibly most exciting, prize is a free trip to Disneyland!
Winning prizes is easy. For every 10 tickets sold, a Scout will have his or her name entered into a drawing for any of the awesome prizes.
We hope that you take advantage of this great opportunity to earn funds for your unit while helping your district raise funds for programs, activities and other expenses needed throughout the year!
Author: Madison Austin | Marketing Associate, Utah National Parks Council