Tuesday Scouting Hot Finds Newsletter April 25, 2017

Pack 33 has a camping trip this weekend at Camp Bud Shiele up in the piedmont of North Carolina. it's also the same weekend as the SR5 Dixie Fellowship hosted by Muscogee Lodge at Camp Barstow. For a while I was going to try and split the difference but my conscious got the better of me and on Friday I'll...Read More

Boy Scout Blind Patch Trade Explained

At first glance the idea of a blind trade sounds like an oxymoron.  How can you trade patches blind?  No offense to those that have problems with their vision.  But yes in the Boy Scout hobby we do have blind trades and they do work.  In this video I explain how these are organized and why you might consider participating. ...Read More

Sunday Scouting Hot Finds Newsletter April 23, 2017

The patch trading report for the weekend reveals two universal truths that we all will do to remember. Remember to order your patches early is the first one. Nayawin Rar Lodge 296 didn't and the probably 1,000+ flaps they made for the event to trade and collect won't arrive until after everybody is home from the event. The poor guys...Read More

Friday Scouting Hot Finds Newsletter April 14, 2017

In your council/lodge is there a 18 year old eager beaver collector? In mine his name is Nathan Kohler and at the beginning of the week I had the good sense to recognize his talents and asked him to help me finish updating our lodge patch guide that I last did in 2010. Every day this week he has challenged...Read More

Tuesday Scouting Hot Finds Newsletter April 18, 2017

I am still sorta surprised that I actually killed off one of my core sites ScoutingHotFinds.com in order to make this happen.  But in Boy Scout terms I think we would call say that website was superceded.  It was merged with another and it's name has been retired.  Not the Hot Finds "brand" that I built in 2009 but the...Read More

Sunday Scouting Hot Finds Newsletter April 16, 2017

Some days I get lucky and receive an offer to buy a small collection. Sometimes these don't pan out like the one I hit this week where after visiting the guy he said he was going to send it to his buddies auction house. But I did have a winner this week when a small package came in from Alaska....Read More

Friday Scouting Hot Finds Newsletter April 14, 2017

Sitting down with the collection owner over lunch he lamented that in his area there used to be TORs all the time. In my mind it seems like there are more new shows popping up so maybe the tide is turning. I think this is because the Internet makes it so easy to send out information and more councils, lodges...Read More

Tuesday Scouting Hot Finds Newsletter April 11, 2017

My trip will definitely preclude me from getting another episode of the podcast out this week. It's possible this gentlemen will let me get some audio of his memories in the hobby and that can become a future episode. I've enjoyed using the podcast to interview guys that are true veterans in the hobby. I know it seems a bit...Read More


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