Download our initial brochure that explains our program: UBBP2011
Unit-Booster Bonus Points are an easy way to ensure that the dollars you spend with and raise for the Transatlantic Council take your unit further and higher. Benefit from Scout Shop discounts, Day Camp discounts, summer camp fee reduction and more! A genuine win-win reward system, Unit-Booster Bonus Points recognize that we all work together to make the BSA Scouting program in Europe the best it can be. The money you raise via Popcorn Sales, Friends of Scouting and the Bowl-a-Thon helps the Council GO! Our mission is to help each Unit GROW!
You get great discounts & bonus benefits while helping your council to continue to support our great volunteers and units! You are doing your Good Turn and we want to reciprocate with a Good Turn to you!!! Sign up by sending an e-mail to email@example.com with your unit number, point of contact, e-mail, and day phone number.
How are points earned?
Points are awarded every time a unit makes a purchase at the Council Scout Shop or raises money via Friends of Scouting, Popcorn Sales or the Bowl-a-Thon.
|| For Every $1 donated to TAC Friends of Scouting |
|| For Every $2 spent at the TAC Scout Shop by a unit|
|| For Every $3 for the council portion of Popcorn Sales i.e. you turn in $3000 you get 1000 points|
|| For every $1 raised in the bowl-a-thon|
What do the points earn?
Units* can exchange points for the following benefits:
UNIT-BOOSTER BONUS POINTS REWARDS
|| $50 voucher for use in the Council Scout Shop|
|| Reduction of $10 per Cub for Cub Scout Day Camp|
|| $10 reduction in Overseas Council Fee for each youth member at Recharter ($5 for units paying the 50% fee)|
|| Discount of $50 for one youth member at a resident camp|
|| One free subscription to Boy's Life Magazine (APO/US address)|
|| One free subscription to Boy's Life to a local address|
It is easy! All you need to do is to send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org and you can claim your rewards. We want it to be easy. We appreciate and value your support
How Many Points do we Have?
Statements are sent out quarterly with your points along with your Scout Shop Unit Account Statement or you can contact us at email@example.com when you need to know.
*Points are not redeemable outside the Transatlantic Council.
EARNING UNIT-BOOSTER BONUS POINTS
Friends of Scouting donations: Receive 1 point for every $1 donated to Transatlantic Council. Pledges count when the pledge is paid in full. (In cases where the pledge is only partially paid, only the paid amount will be credited). Example: Your unit raises $2000 for Friends of Scouting. You receive 2000 points.
Gifts procured by individuals/units from businesses, associations and matching gift programs will also be credited to the unit point total. To qualify, gifts must be unrestricted for the general operating budget.
Friends of Scouting participation: 10 points will be awarded for every 5% of the unit membership participating in the Friends of Scouting campaign. This number is the number of youth at recharter (usually the smallest number in the year). A gift is a contribution of $25 or more.
Friends of Scouting recognitions: Some donors receive special mementos as a token
of appreciation for their donation. These recognitions correspond to their level of donation. From now on, these donors may opt to instead receive their recognition in the form of points that can be added to the Unit total (10 percent of the amount donated)!
10 points for every $30 of popcorn sold. Points are calculated based on the 60 percent of funds earned for the Council, minus Council project costs. Example: Pack 123 sells $1000 worth of popcorn. Pack 123 keeps $400 and turns in $600. Pack 123 would then receive 200 points for their unit.
Units will receive 10 points for every $10 raised for the Transatlantic Council.
Transatlantic Council Scout Store
Units* receive 1 point for every $2 worth of merchandise ordered from the Transatlantic Council Scout Shop.
*This applies to Unit Orders Only. Example: If Mrs Scout Mom orders a uniform for her son, we will not be able to credit the Unit for the sale. If Troop 123 orders x uniforms for their Scouts then we would credit Troop 123 with the sale.
How to redeem your Unit-Booster Bonus Points
To use your Unit-Booster Bonus Points, simply send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org with your Unit number and the Reward ID #. You will receive verification of your claim that you can use with the Scout Shop or at any Transatlantic Council event. The points will be deducted from your point total and the new balance will appear on your next statement. Be sure to look for our special quarterly offers!
When does the point program take effect?
The Unit-Booster Point Program starts with the 2011 Friends of Scouting campaign and applies to all Council Scout Shop sales as of January 3, 2011.
How are points recorded?
A spreadsheet with all unit points will be maintained in the Scout Shop. From now on, a unit point statement will be mailed to the unit Committee Chair together with the unit’s quarterly statement. You can also inquire at any time about your point total by e-mailing the Scout Shop (email@example.com) or contacting your District Scout Executive.
How long do the points last?
Points must be used within 24 months of being earned. Each quarterly point statement will list expiration dates for all unit points earned to date.
What does the Unit-Booster Bonus Points program replace?
TAC’s Unit-Booster Bonus Points program replaces the Presidential Unit recognition for Friends of Scouting. The Presidential Unit discount expires on February 28, 2011 and will not be renewed. This program change recognizes the many ways in which Units financially support the Transatlantic Council and allows each Unit to best select how they wish to apply points earned for shop discounts and other benefits.
Does the program replace personal recognition in the Friends of Scouting campaign? Absolutely not! Not only will we continue to recognize donors with a personal memento in appreciation for their support, but we now give the option for each donor to choose if they would like to receive a personal gift OR if they would rather receive their gift in the form of points (10 percent of their donated pledge) that are automatically added to their Unit’s point total.
I noticed that you did not mention the Combined Federal Campaign as part of the Unit-Booster Bonus Points Program?
The Combined Federal Campaign for US government employees is an important campaign for many organizations including Transatlantic Council. We receive nearly $50,000 a year through the generous support of the campaign’s participants. Unfortunately, we do not receive a list of donors so we cannot acknowledge these gifts individually nor credit them to a particular unit.
How to Register for the Unit Bonus Booster Points Program
On-Line: Register for the Unit Bonus Booster Points Program here and fill out the easy on line registration form.
E-mail: Send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org with your unit number (pack, troop or crew and #), being sure to mention the name, e-mail address, day time phone, and unit position of your preferred Point of Contact.
Event sign up or postal mail: If you have received this application at an event or prefer to register by postal mail, please complete the form below and submit it to your District Scout Executive either in person or send to:
|Transatlantic Council BSA
|| Boy Scouts of America|
| Unit 31301, Box 25
|| Via Vecchia Livornese, 788|
| APO AE 09613
|| 56128, Tirrenia (PI)|