The Interview That Launched the Scout Patch Collectors Facebook Group

In a recent post in the Scout Patch Collectors Facebook Group I had trouble remembering when the hobby's largest online watering hole got started.  Luckily I have a very good reference that I went back to in order to get the date straight.  Back on February 22, 2012 I interviewed Brad England for my podcast Scouting Hot Finds Radio.  I...Read More

Thread Heads Episode #10: Please No Orphans At NOAC

Episode X of the video chat show recorded for the Boy Scout memorabilia hobby features several segments on topics for any thread head. Jason kicks it off sharing his European style campfire blanket that grew out of a summer on International camp staff at Kingsdown outside of Dover, UK. While not a common camping accessory in the deep south it...Read More

East Carolina Council 2017 National Jamboree JSP Patch Set

First sold in April 2016 this set honors the military installations located within the council territory. 600 of each patch were sold as a set of 3. If you have other images of 2017 Jamboree issues send them over and I'll post them on the site with credits. Thanks!

Girl Scout Uniform History Display Teens – 2000s

At a Girl Scout memorabilia show held in Conover, NC there was a wonderful display of Girl Scout uniforms spanning almost a century of the program.  The owner of the uniforms is Becky Byrns and she had the display set up in the lobby of the church hosting the event.  This video takes you through all the uniforms from the...Read More

The History of Girl Scout Proficiency Badges

The seminar was given by Susan Dellay of the NC Coastal Pines Council at the Girl Scout Memorabilia Show organized by Becky Byrns.  The show was held in Conover, NC the weekend of November 13-14, 2015.  In this approximately 20 minute seminar Susan went through the history of the Girl Scout proficiency badges.  She began with the white felts that...Read More

Thread Heads Episode #9: Hitting The Delete Button in the Scout Patch Collectors Facebook Group

In episode 9 of the video chat show for Boy Scout memorabilia collectors Brad and Jason cover a lot of ground. Girl Scout proficiency badges are first up as Jason offers a short primer on collecting these. The next topic is times that we've had to downsize our collections. As a former professional Scouter he has a unique perspective on...Read More

Thread Heads Episode #8: Collecting Boy Scout Hat Pins with Doug Chambers

Doug Chambers is famous locally as the "Pin Guy" among Boy Scout memorabilia collectors. While we have covered vintage OA pins in another episode of Thread Heads - what Doug focuses on is colorful Boy Scout hat pins.   In the hobby hat pins really broke onto the scene in the mid-1980s and it was at the 1985 National Scout...Read More

Thread Heads Episode #7: Delegate Patch Debate

Thread Heads is back with a bit of a debate. How do delegate patches affect the hobby of Boy Scout memorabilia collecting. Brad and Jason dive right in starting with the Swapper's recent trip to the SR7B Cardinal Conclave. After showing off some of the interesting patches the conversation turns to how does having ultra low production patches affect the...Read More


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