Tuesday Scouting Hot Finds Newsletter June 13, 2017

I hit the jackpot and was put with a den where my "assistant" was a mom who was on her third son going through the program so she was a pro. My den chief was a sister from my home pack and she did a great job. Then to top it off I got a lead on a very strong...Read More

Sunday Scouting Hot Finds Newsletter June 11, 2017

Yesterday confirmed my faith in using Facebook to make deals in this hobby. Pictured here is a gold Caldwell pin that Rob Kutz posted for sale on a uniform. It looks like he had it posted for less than an hour when he sold it for big bucks. I finally spent some time on the Scout Patch Collectors FB Group...Read More

Friday Scouting Hot Finds Newsletter June 9, 2017

There are about a 1/2 dozen troops going from North Carolina and we are getting together and making a patch and t-shirt for the contingent. The way the Girl Scouts work there are only 3 councils in the state. As you can imagine that makes some of them huge. The tradition is to make hand made swaps for trading at...Read More

Tuesday Scouting Hot Finds Newsletter June 6, 2017

Coming back fresh in 2016 with the podcast my plan was to just live record the shows and not even edit them. Just record it live and let it run. While I did do that a couple of times it was not always convenient to go live at a reliable time of the day. That and I couldn't help but...Read More

Sunday Scouting Hot Finds Newsletter June 4, 2017

Now that the National OA Committee lifted the ban on the O-B-V sets my lodge is joining many in bringing that series back. Saturday afternoon the lodge approved a by-laws change to start up a restricted set that will probably be issued at the Fall Fellowship. I had a hand in designing the set so I'm pretty stocked about it....Read More

Friday Scouting Hot Finds Newsletter June 2, 2017

I've decided to extend the deadline for my Camp Patch blind trade out another week to June 9th. So far I've received less than 10 packages to take part and ideally I'd like to get several more to make the sorting easier. So how does somebody from a Central American country end up with an old PA merit badge sash?...Read More

Tuesday Scouting Hot Finds Newsletter May 30, 2017

With the glacial pace at which the update to the Blue Book has taken I think many local lodge historians have jumped into to create their own local patch guides. Especially with the excitement around the recent OA Centennial I'd say in my area about 1/2 of the lodges now have a pretty formal patch guide. Not all of them...Read More

Sunday Scouting Hot Finds Newsletter May 28, 2017

From the collection I purchased Friday the coolest thing was a 1975 lodge NOAC contingent t-shirt. I can't imagine many of those have survived the 40+ years since the event. It will go up on eBay tonight but who knows if people from Skyuka Lodge 270 will appreciate it like I do. Sometimes what I love most about getting a...Read More


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