Scouting Hot Finds Radio #90 Spirit of Jamboree with Doug Schwab

2019 World Scout Jamboree Spirit of Jamboree Museum At the 2019 World Scout Jamboree held in the United States Doug Schwab helped to staff the Spirit of Jamboree Museum. In this interview we talk about his experience and the book he published that documented the once in a lifetime display of Scouting memorabilia from the World Scout Jamboree. The book...Read More

Scouting Hot Finds Insiders

For over a decade the Scouting Hot Finds has delivered you content to help preserve and share the tradition of collecting Scouting memorabilia. The signature email newsletter was first published in 2010 followed by our Podcast the next year. Over on YouTube we have published dozens of videos to keep the excitement going for Scout patch collectors. Our fans, like...Read More

#89 Roots: Looking Ahead To Building A Consistent Boy Scout Memorabilia Podcast

The first episode of the Scouting Hot Finds Radio in almost a year should be the launching pad for a real rebirth of the podcast. I know I am guilty of saying that a few times over the last couple of years but I'm laying down roots to make this podcast sustainable. In this episode you will hear about 3...Read More

Generational Boy Scout Collection Unboxing 1930s – 1970s

This collection might be a first! The guy who agreed to send it to me has actually watched many of my unboxing videos. In fact we talked a little about how I would present it here and I think the way he packaged it showed an extra level of care. Turns out his dad actually earned the rank of Eagle...Read More

OA Legacy Collection – OA Patches Before The Flaps

After the founding of the Order of the Arrow in 1915, some of the original lodges issued patches as early as the 1920s. By the 1950s most lodges had produced one or more of these “odd shapes” for wear on the OA sash or uniform pocket. In the mid-1940s, Ajapeu Lodge 33 in Doylestown PA produced the first "odd shape"...Read More

DIY Boxware and Ryker Mount Storage Shelf Project

DIY Display Frame Holder For Your Collectibles I needed a place to store my Boxware displays for patches and such.  I decided to clean up some wood in the shed/shop and make one. I started with some 2' gardening stakes and measured 1" shelf space between where the shelves would go and drew some lines. I used some C-clamps to...Read More

Friday Scouting Hot Finds Newsletter December 18, 2020

    Well for the third time now a very generous Scouter has put the sale of some portion of their Scout collection towards a project at Camp Barstow.  Some of you might remember earlier in the year I took the ranger on an $800 shopping spree at Lowes with the proceeds of one sale.  This time a Scouter donated...Read More

Tuesday Scouting Hot Finds Newsletter December 15, 2020

  I started collecting Senior Scouting memorabilia after I kinda gave up tracking down all the new contrived rarities that were being issued among the OA lodges in the Carolinas.  But I already had a pretty good start without even knowing it.   Through all years of buying collections I never tried to sell any insignia.  I just didn't speak...Read More

Sunday Scouting Hot Finds Newsletter December 13, 2020

  Call me crazy but I think t-shirts are an under appreciated category of collecting.  Maybe it's because t-shirts almost never survive 40+ years later whereas people put their patches in a cigar box for safekeeping and they survive untouched.  Maybe it's because there are no reference books on them and even in lodge histories I see that document the...Read More

Friday Scouting Hot Finds Newsletter December 11, 2020

    So simply put what I am looking for is a college kid who is tech savy enough to fire up a program like Audacity and listen with a good ear to the interview.  Delete all the uhms, uhhs, coughs and other noises that turn off listeners.  Then mix in a little bumper music and create a finished product. ...Read More

Tuesday Scouting Hot Finds Newsletter December 08, 2020

    Next week I've been asked by John Pleasants to present a quick overview of collecting Senior Scouting memorabilia on the digital cracker barrel.  This is an area I got deep into about 5 years ago.  With some help from Russel Smart I added needs and now I'm sitting with a pretty good collection.  If you want to get...Read More

Friday Scouting Hot Finds Newsletter December 04, 2020

    The bread and butter of my eBay business is patches selling for less than $10.  If someone needs a patch or just likes it then it's a lot easier to make an impulse decision to buy it for less than 10 bucks.  So the formula that makes the most sense is have as many patches listed as possible...Read More

Tuesday Scouting Hot Finds Newsletter December 01, 2020

  In just a few hours on eBay I have a nice group of items ending that were traded for at the 1955 World Jamboree.  If you want to see some of the lots I put together check out my auctions on the Scout Patch HQ account ending at 9:30 PM.  On Santeeswapper I have more 99 cents CSPs and some good SAPs closing...Read More

Sunday Scouting Hot Finds Newsletter December 06, 2020

  In the Hot Finds I have talked about the importance of reference books to help drive the hobby quite a bit.  Terry was someone who went down the rabbit hole a bit and researched and wrote about so many aspects of the Eagle Award.  He even got into the certificates and signatures.  His other work was a book about...Read More

Sunday Scouting Hot Finds Newsletter November 29, 2020

  I am really focusing on my collections lately with an eye on having everything in a format that can be shared as a display with other collectors and Scouts. To that end I am working on a budget version of my frames that hold 4 Boxware frames.  Keith Coffey has been coaching me up on some options to serve strictly...Read More


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