Scouting Phonecards at Camp
Ed Henderson (BigEdBSA@AOL.COM)
Wed, 8 Mar 1995 02:28:49 -0500
I have been aware for some time the phenomena of "Prepaid Phone Cards" as
collectables. I have seen a great deal of info on the "value" of different
collector items. That is all well and good but here is my interest...
As a BSA summer camp business manager I have watched for several years kids
toss coin after coin in the camp pay phone. (I realize that some here might
debate the wisdom of having a "camper" pay phone at camp.) The cost for the
scouts is extremely high for even a two or three minute call and few carry
that kind of change.
Does anyone know how I might get some scouting theme prepaid phone card to
sell at our Camp Trading Post? If, as I am reading, they are such a big
collector item, and if they are cheaper than feeding the camp pay phone a
bunch of quarters, it seems like a way to save the scouts money and make the
camp some since we don't get a cent from the current arrangement we have with
our local phone company.
Perhaps I can get a customized "Camp Thunder" Phonecard. Gosh, just think
how "rare" they would be (just thinking). Anyway anyone who understands this
product whjo could point me in the right direction, I would really appreciate
Camp Chaplain & Trading Post Mgr.
Thunder Scout Reservation
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