Boy Scout Unboxing Military Brat Hawaii and 1971 World Scout Jamboree

If I had a nickel for every time in this video I said wow that patch from Hawaii was beautiful! I hope you will agree when you watch the unboxing. This collection comes from a military brat (hey I was one too!). His dad was a Lt. Colonel in the USAF and the family was stationed in Hawaii during most...Read More

Boy Scout Trade-O-Ree Calendar: New England Trade-O-Ree

For 37 years Greg Anthony has helped organize and host the New England Trade-O-Ree at Camp Carpenter in Manchester, New Hampshire. In this short interview Greg shares details on this year's event coming up October 29-30, 2021. There are so many reasons to attend this event as a vendor or visitor. The beautiful dining hall can fit as many as...Read More

Scouting Hot Finds Radio #93 NY State OA Trader Bill Mulrenin

For about 15 years Bill Mulrenin has been a constant on the Internet for the Boy Scout memorabilia collecting hobby. His website at is the prototype for what a niche blog site in our hobby should be. As the New York OA Blue Book Editor he created the site to help share knowledge and also to keep up with...Read More

Unboxing Granddad’s Old Boy Scout Collection From Baltimore Maryland

When I first got the email about this collection my interest spiked because one of my favorite patches was in the pictures. Turns out I was buying the collection of a Scouter who must have done a good bit of swapping in the 1970s based in the Baltimore Area Council of Maryland. It looks like the Scouter attended the 1977...Read More

Boy Scout Trade-O-Ree Calendar: Allegheny Highlands Council TOR

Coming up on May 15, 2021 the Allegheny Highlands Council in New York will be hosting a Boy Scout memorabilia show (we call them Trade-O-Rees). In this short interview one of the organizers Richard Freer shares all the details on the upcoming event. I am happy to promote your Trade-O-Ree event with a similar video interview. Please reach out to...Read More

Thread Heads #16: Boy Scout Collecting Projects & The Pandemic

Blind trades, Apple bags, 5160 address labels.....this show has it all! Returning to the show after a long hiatus the Thread Heads Jason and Brad are back to talk all things Scouting memorabilia. In this episode they catch up on Brad's recent huge OA flap blind trade and his experience at the recent Trade-O-Ree in Oklahoma during the pandemic. Jason...Read More

Scouting Hot Finds Radio #92: Refurbishing Vintage BSA Knives and Axes With Bill Chadek

A decade ago Bill Chadek took a gamble on a Boy Scout pocket knife.  He cleaned up a beat up old knife and brought it back to life with elbow grease, sandpaper, and lots of polishing.  This was the beginning of a side business refurbishing vintage BSA pocket knives, sheath knives and hand axes. Today his completed projects sell at...Read More

Boy Scout Collection Unboxing x2 Indiana and Minnesota

I often say that when unboxing a Scouting collection it's like opening a time capsule. Both of the collections featured in today's video are similar. One guy was an Eagle Scout from Indiana Hoosier Trails Council and OA Lodge 212.  The second Scouter was from the Viking Council in Minnesota. But they both held onto their stuff for decades before...Read More

Scouting Hot Finds Insiders Round Table Episode #1

Let's talk about Boy Scout patches! In the first episode of this monthly series the Round Table welcomes Bill Mulrenin the NY State OA Trader. This new project comes out of my Patreon Group called the Scouting Hot Finds Insiders.   Bill is a veteran collector who serves on the board of the Ten Mile River Scout Reservation Museum. For...Read More

Tuesday Scouting Hot Finds Newsletter January 26, 2021

    If you have been to the pop up museum at recent NOACs then you have seen a portion of Russell's amazing collection.  Always up for a challenge he read Chris Jensen's copy of the Wabaningo book and asked "how hard would these be to get"? Now if there ever was a true reason for someone to use the...Read More

Sunday Scouting Hot Finds Newsletter January 24, 2021

    We got Zuko in June when he was about six weeks old.  He has been just about the most loving and people friendly cat we have ever owned.  But he has a few quirks as he was born from a family of barn cats in rural South Carolina.  He has this thing about plastic bags! He will find...Read More

Friday Scouting Hot Finds Newsletter January 22, 2021

    I have been actively working on my name/number collection for the last 6 months.  During that time I've researched all the mergers to make sure my spreadsheet is accurate, printed labels with identifying historical information, and started repackaging my collection into plastic.  More importantly I started going on a buying spree purchasing needs from many of the dealers...Read More

Tuesday Scouting Hot Finds Newsletter January 19, 2021

    This collection was from Texas originally and the guy had been in the OA in the 1970s.  So as I was pulling out the stack of flaps and going through them my attention was on the Chief Lone Wolf issues.  Maybe because I always thought that was a cool name for a lodge or maybe because I thought...Read More

Sunday Scouting Hot Finds Newsletter January 17, 2021

    Ok so time to confess!  When I spotted this old BSA green wool jacket it was at $31.  I put in a snipe bid of $125 and got toasted as it sold for $161.50.  This is the elusive green version of  the red wool Jac-shirt that everyone wears.  It also looks to be like an adult size which is also...Read More

Friday Scouting Hot Finds Newsletter January 15, 2021

    I already have all my items in ziplock bags and labeled so my inventory strategy was pretty simple if not time consuming. I downloaded my active listings to a spreadsheet and using good old mail merge created labels for every bag with the price, title and quantity. Then every week I tackled a different section of the shelves...Read More


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