Moral lesson in patch trading and buying stuff from Boy Scouts

Sometimes the Scout Law comes to life in this hobby and you are reminded how lucky we are to be dealing with people who are Trustworthy. In this short video I share not only the prized jewel of my Girl Scout memorabilia collection but also tell the tale of how it came home almost 2 years late.

Behind the Scene In The Boy Scout Patch Cave

Come down into the Patch Cave and see my idea for how I can hold myself accountable for going through boxes of Boy Scout memorabilia that I have accumulated over the years buying Boy Scout collections.  My daunting task is that I have totes full of "scout stuff" stacked everywhere in my basement and I have to start making my...Read More

PA Collection is a Scouting Time Capsule from the 1950s

This Boy Scout collection is a real time capsule. The Scouter that it came from was very active in PA especially the town of Pottsdown in the 1950s. He worked on camp staff for several years at Camp Delmont including serving as the 1959 Chaplain before embarking on a long career in ministry. Although I've pulled a few things from...Read More

Thread Heads Episode #11: Trade-O-Ree Feeding Frenzy

Have you ever been to a Boy Scout trade-o-ree?  These are the weekend memorabilia shows that happen almost every weekend across the country.  I attended the Columbus Ohio TOR in October 2016 and ran across a feeding frenzy.  In this video I share the spoils of my picking.  You won't find deals like this on eBay or anywhere else!

DIY Boy Scout Patch Storage Project + Nick Wolf’s Patch Trading Blankets

Shot this quick video to demonstrate a Boy Scout patch storage system I'm building in my garage. This is my first "behind the scenes" type video. I also used the opportunity to promote episode #77 of my podcast where I interview Nick Wolf on his patch trading blankets.

Friday Scouting Hot Finds Newsletter February 3, 2017

This is a shot of the burn barrels that supplied the hardwood coals for the BBQ pits. You can't see it in the background but there is a mountain of firewood that we feed into these and harvested the coals with long handled flat shovels. Several troops in Charlotte put on BBQ fundraisers but I think most cook them on...Read More

Patch Trading Policy at the 2017 National Boy Scout Jamboree

In this short video I recap the details shared by Russell Smart the 2017 National Scout Jamboree Program Group Chairman in our interview regarding patch trading at the event. If you would like to listen to the entire episode of Scouting Hot Finds Radio and hear additional details about the program changes for the Jamboree please visit my website at...Read More

Tuesday Scouting Hot Finds Newsletter January 31, 2017

Can you relate to this? Our family has 5 Scouting obligations in a span of 4 days. Friday is the BBQ then Saturday morning we have to go back out to pick up Scouting For Food donations. Later that morning it's a trip to the parking lot of Carowinds to pick up Girl Scout cookies for the troop (by the...Read More


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