South Carolina Trade-O-Ree January 18-19, 2019

Listen as Chris Jensen shares details on the South Carolina Trade-O-Ree to be held in Easley, SC on January 18-19, 2019. Streamwood has been hosting this event for decades now and always puts on a good show. Come out for the silent auctions, nearly 100 tables of Scouting vendors and to see Scouting history on display. Friday night features free...Read More

Tuesday Scouting Hot Finds Newsletter December 11, 2018

The winter storm that came through North Carolina largely missed our house although the Internet is still out at my warehouse.  So I printed the invoices for shipping at home, went to the office to pull orders, and now I'm home again to process and ship.  The joys of eCommerce when your internet is down you are dead in the...Read More

Sunday Scouting Hot Finds Newsletter December 9, 2018

Planting a seed for my Cub Scouts I have an abbreviated newsletter today.  We are starting down a snow storm in North Carolina and I had to speed things up so I could spend some time with the family. I do have a few surprises in here so I hope you will read through and enjoy clicking on the auctions...Read More

Eagle Scout Collection Unboxing With Den 9

When I got a call from a man in Georgia who wanted to sell a collection of Eagle Scout medals it was exciting. However, when he told me the full story I had to pause. His son was an Eagle Scout and this collection was something they were working on together with plans to help others by sharing it. Sadly...Read More

Friday Scouting Hot Finds Newsletter December 7, 2018

New interview with a TOR sponsor plus 150 auctions ending tonight Later today I'm driving a little over an hour north to attend the Old Hickory Trade-O-Ree. This is the 25th edition of this event hosted by the Camp Raven Knob Historical Association. Matt White puts on a good show and I'm looking to see many collectors from the Carolinas,...Read More

Santee Lodge 116 Boy Scout Trade-O-Ree January 5 2019

Myrtle Beach, SC in January! Come take advantage of the good weather, low off season rates and southern hospitality of the Santee Lodge 116 Trade-O-Ree taking place on Saturday January 5th 2019. The lodge is hosting this event in conjunction with their Winter Banquet that will be held at the same location later that night. There are 34 tables available...Read More

Tuesday Scouting Hot Finds Newsletter December 4, 2018

Episode #83 of SHF Radio the National Scouting Historian Summit It's hard to imagine that I published 82 episodes of my podcast for our collecting community and didn't interview Bill Topkis or Jeff Morley.  That makes it fitting that for the reboot of my show these two Scouters would join me to put the podcast back on the air. Bill...Read More

Old Hickory Trade-O-Ree in Winston-Salem, North Carolina

The 25th annual Old Hickory Trade-O-Ree will be held December 7-8, 2018 at the Hopewell Moravian Church in Winston-Salem, NC. In this interview Matt White who is leading the event for the Old Hickory Council Historical Association explains why this is a great Boy Scout memorabilia show. Download TOR Flyer Register Online For A Table Check out this video of...Read More

SHF Radio Episode #83: National Scouting Historian Summit with Bill Topkis and Jeff Morley

The National Scouting Historian Summit will take place June 9-15, 2019 at the Philmont Training Center. This week long course will teach over 100 Scouts and Scouters the rules, tools and strategies needed to preserve and share Scouting history in your troop, lodge, council and community. In this interview the two co-leads Bill Topkis and Jeff Morley share the details...Read More

Sunday Scouting Hot Finds Newsletter December 2, 2018

1937 National Jamboree Unboxing Video Here is something readers can look forward to. The next issue of the Hot Finds will feature the first new episode of my podcast in a year! For episode #83 I interviewed Bill Topkis and Jeff Morley regarding the course they are leading at the Philmont Training Center for Scouting historians next summer. More details...Read More

1937 National Jamboree Boy Scout Collection Unboxing

I often hear from family members who have a relatives collection that needs a new home. Perhaps nobody in the family has a connection to Scouting and they can't just dispose of it with the sentimental value attached. This collection unboxing is from the family of a Scout who attended the 1937 National Jamboree as a kid from New Jersey....Read More

Tuesday Scouting Hot Finds Newsletter November 27, 2018

Typically Tuesday is the day during the week that my employee takes off and I have the office to myself. However, getting into the office at 6 AM means I have to get a solid to-do list together to be productive. Today that means breaking out a new lodge from the GA collection and getting some more consignment items up....Read More

Sunday Scouting Hot Finds Newsletter November 25, 2018

  Although the holiday season is upon us there is a TOR just around the corner that I'll be attending.  The longest running TOR in North Carolina will be held two weekends from now.  The Old Hickory TOR is held in Winston-Salem, NC.  This year they are adding a live and silent auction Saturday.   The Saturday of the Old Hickory show...Read More

Friday Scouting Hot Finds Newsletter November 23, 2018

  I have a very cool collection on the way from a lady who offered to sell me her father's stuff.  It's a very small collection but includes all the stuff he traded for at the 1937 Jamboree.  It has the paper and the strange stuff people brought to trade including some Spanish moss in a bag from Mississippi.  I...Read More

Tuesday Scouting Hot Finds Newsletter November 20, 2018

  Scott Wheeler sent me a message asking for the details of how I got my kid selling on eBay to pay her bills.  I told him that sounded like a good blog post topic and so this morning I typed up the story and shared our recipe in My Kid Pays Her Cell Phone Bill Selling On eBay. It has...Read More


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