We want to make sure all of the new scout families and troop committee
members (as well as those families that have been part of the troop for
years) are familiar with the eScrip program we have available to us for
fundraising. If you’ve never participated in eScrip, it’s one of the
easiest and painless fundraisers around. Please explore the website, www.
escrip.com to see how it works.
In a nutshell, eScrip donates 1-3% of your total shopping purchases at
participating retailers. The best local moneymaker is Schnucks. Show your
Schnucks eScrip card when you shop and a percentage of your total bill will
be donated to our Scout Troop. Some of you may already have a Schnucks
eScrip card which benefits your church or school. *If so, you can easily
add Troop 216 to your list of groups that receive donations by using our
group ID number which is 500015713. *
There are other ways to earn money that you can learn about on the website,
such as shopping at designated merchants, shopping at the online mall, and
dining at designated restaurants. You may find that you frequently dine at
a participating restaurant, and that that restaurant participates in eScrip.
Every time you dine and use your registered credit card, those businesses
donate 5% of your total purchase. The online mall includes many popular
retailers such as Amazon, The Gap, Macy’s, Nordstrom and many more.
Different merchants donate different reward amounts. Nordstrom donates 6%,
for example, while Amazon donates 2.4%. You must register as an eScrip shopper
at www.escrip.com for the Troop to benefit from your purchases.
*If you would like a Schnucks eScrip card, you can just pick one up at the
the service counter at Schnucks and then register it online at home. It
must be registered in order for our Troop to receive money.*
For online shopping and local dining, you don’t need a card; you just need
to go to www.escrip.com and register with your credit/debit card. When
asked which organization you would like to support, please enter: Troop
216 Boy Scouts of America (Edwardsville 62025) — or Group ID 500015713.