BSA Unveils New Discover Card Programs
For those who couldn’t make it to the 2012 National Annual Meeting in Orlando, the BSA’s Development and Corporate Alliances Department announced some exciting new relationships, including one with Discover, UMB Bank, mFunds, and First California Bank. Through this exciting new partnership, we will soon be offering the first-ever Scout prepaid card and BSA Discover credit card.
The Scout prepaid card is designed as a Scout’s first financial tool to teach financial education and responsibility. It will include many of the same features of a typical bank account, as well as these additional benefits:
- Online and mobile access to the card account
- Special financial education information for parents and Scouts to discuss
- Direct ties to earning-related merit badges
- Safety concierge service for Scouts in emergency situations
- Access to discounts at tens of thousands of merchants nationwide
The BSA Discover credit card is designed to be used by adults as a responsible financial tool that will benefit the BSA and cardholders alike. The cards will include many of the same features as a typical credit card, but with ties to Scouting.
To learn more about the Scout prepaid card program, please visit www.ScoutsAreThrifty.com. To learn more about the BSA Discover credit card program, please visit www.BoyScoutCreditCard.com. While there, be sure to sign up for ongoing notifications as the cards draw closer to launch. We will be unveiling new pages on the sites over the coming weeks and will keep you updated on these enhancements. Local councils are expected to earn as much as $10 million through this program over the next five years. You can start spreading the word now and encouraging Scouters and parents to visit the above mentioned sites and sign up for more information.
The Boy Scouts of America credit card will be issued by UMB Bank, N.A. pursuant to a license from the Discover Network. The Boy Scouts of America prepaid card will be issued by First California Bank (FCB) pursuant to a license from the Discover Network. mFunds Global Payment Solutions is a registered ISO of FCB. UMB® is a registered trademark of UMB Financial Corporation. Discover® and the Discover acceptance mark are service marks used by mFunds and UMB Bank N.A. under a license from Discover Financial Services.