Sunday Scouting Hot Finds Newsletter February 22, 2015

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While some of you were spending this weekend at a TOR I was taking the Girl Scouts to spend the day with some engineering students at NC State. Other than that minor scrape with a ’98 Nissan Sentra we made it home safely. This is the second time I’ve had issues trying to park the church mini-bus in Raleigh for Girl Scout events.

A really cool thing happened on the new website I’ve been focused on recently. For the first time ever I had a guest post published on the site. One of the ideas of www.ScoutPatchCollectors.com is to make it a place to share stories and resources to help the hobby. Well non other than Destry Hoffard wrote and published a great reminiscence about the famous Apple bags from the 1985 Jamboree.

I got in the OA during the summer of 1986 and YES a few of the really cool patch traders that came back from the Jamboree in my lodge had Apple bags. Like Destry it took years before I got one for myself but I’m proud to say today I own 2.

Years later while working in a school the media center lady was throwing out old stuff and I snagged what I like to call a “Super Apple Bag”. It’s basically made of the exact same materials but is was meant to carry a large CPU type computer and so its like a big box almost a 2′ across cube. Not as useful as the laptop case from ’85 but I couldn’t pass it up.

My Sunday trip into the podcast archives continues with the overall 6th episode of the show. In this episode I interview my personal Internet Jedi Master. My friend Paul Gowder grew up in Santee with me and was a year ahead of me in college at the University of SC. In this show I interview him about the website he started as a hobby which has now turned into a true business with tens of thousands of visitors. Click the link in the bottom box to listen.

 

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