By Utah National Parks Council
Mar 11, 2016

Save Money and Support Local Scouting with Scout Show Tickets

Get Awesome Deals with the Smart Savers Card, on Sale Now for $20

The Smart Savers Card has over $1000 in free offers and $4,000 in discounts (mostly buy one get one free) at hundreds of Utah Valley restaurants, venues, gyms, sporting events, movie theaters, museums and more. You can play laser tag or go bowling, then head to El Pollo Loco or Wingers for dinner, all at half price. Or, get a free rock chip repair followed by a free haircut. There are enough deals on this card to last all year. And my favorite part? You’ll try new things and explore the area more than ever before.

Maple Dell Scout ShowCategories on the card include free entertainment, services, and food, and discount bakery, ice cream, treats, pizza, sandwiches, restaurants, entertainment, retail, and more.

The card is also your admission pass to the Utah National Parks Council 2016 Scout Show on June 18 at Maple Dell Scout Camp, which you will not want to miss. Bring your whole family for a day of shooting sports, zip lining, high COPE ropes courses, climbing, archery, canoeing, row boats, crafts, swimming, and activities in the Eccles nature center (some activities are age-specific and may have a cost for materials).

Support Local Scouting

Over 70% of proceeds from the Smart Savers Cards go to support local Scouting. For every $20 ticket a Scout sells, $10 goes into his unit’s account to pay for camp, awards, NYLT, Scout Shop gear, etc. Another $4 goes to the Utah National Parks Council to support Scout programs and services.

You can buy cards from your local Scout unit. If they aren’t selling yet, have them come check out some cards from the Orem Scout office. If your Scout unit has elected not to participate, you can also buy your cards directly from the Orem Scout office.

Earn Your Way to Camp

Smart Savers CardScouts, this is a great way to pay for your summer camp experience this year or next. Take a look at which camp you want to go to and the activities you want to do, divide the total cost by ten, and you’ll know how many cards you need to sell to get there. Sell eight cards and you can pay for central dining (no blackened scrambled pancakes for you!). Has your crew been dreaming about going to the National Jamboree but you haven’t been able to come up with the funds? Here’s your chance.

This is also a great opportunity for young women groups to pay for their summer camp. Sell tickets to the Scout Show and come to a Council camp next summer to climb, rappel, sail, mountain bike, and more!

Selling these Scout Show ticket cards shouldn’t be too difficult. They pay for themselves in free goods and services and people will be using them all year long. Clint Lawton, our director of field services, told me his son has sold 63 so far in just 3 hours worth of selling time to people in his ward and neighborhood.

Note for LDS units: This fundraiser fits into the guidelines laid out in LDS Scouting Handbook (8.15): Scouting units may participate in Scouting shows, camporees and other BSA activities that involve the sale of tickets by boys or young men, as long as all other budget allowance guidelines are met.

For more information on selling Smart Savers Cards, check out the Scout Show page on our website.

Fleur De Lis

 

Author: Utah National Parks Council

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One thought on “Save Money and Support Local Scouting with Scout Show Tickets

  1. Marsha Kinghorn

    I’m sorry, but this is like paying the fees for scouting-supposedly there is a lot of free stuff. Most of the free stuff in scouting is? The shirts are expensive- nice quality-if you buy them extra large, they may make it all three of the cubs growing years (maybe). The rest of the clothing ditto. Scouting was originally designed to be a help to all boys, maybe especially to the boys who don’t have dads at home and need the opportunities of being able to camp, hike, associate with good male leaders and other boys. Way too expensive for many of the boy’s parents who are single moms trying to raise boys on meager incomes. Then camp and project costs.
    So, we do fund raisers and their equally indigent parents and neighbors are asked to fork out more for the fund raiser. This one says it has tons of freebies in it. If there are two parents in the home, you get a lot of two for ones. There are a lot of us that don’t need two hamburgers and can’t afford the first one. I love the boys I work with- I struggle with the costs associated with scouts and find that a lot of time and effort is going into trying to convince people that the organization is worth it. Why then are a lot of people leaving? Fix the problems-high costs, backing down on standards and revamping programs that have been effective for a long time (not just adding for the tech age.) Scouting has been a great program-fix the problems.

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