Friday Scouting Hot Finds Newsletter October 23, 2020

 

 

Growing up I spent 7 summers on staff at Camp Coker and countless weekends there for OA events.  Some years ago I did some quick math and figured out that I have spent more than a year of my life (365+nights) at that camp.  So I am very excited to bring my son and his patrol to my old stomping grounds.  I don’t know if you have ever tried to calculate how many nights you have slept at your home camp but I’ll just say their ought to be a t-shirt for that. 🙂

 

Yesterday was the funeral for one of our fellow cloth hounds Jimmy Arthurs.  Jimmy was a one of the good ones who always loved to trade.  In fact until very recently I don’t recall ever seeing him sell a patch – he did it for the fun of collecting.  He was at every NOAC, Dixie and Cardinal Conclave for decades and if you were a 1:1 patch trader all those years you might have shaken his hand.  He will be dearly missed by the brothers of Eswau Huppeday lodge where he has a key adviser.

 

This week I worked on what you might call the final sort in my warehouse.  When I packed up and moved back in March these were the boxes that were hastily packed and labeled “patches need to sort”.  A few boxes were small collections that I purchased but never got around to opening. So I used my work table to organize everything into containers for OA, insignia, camps etc.  I found 2 patches that are in the $500+ range so that was definitely worth the effort.  Now to get them scanned and listed to really put a pin in the project.

 

I have 272 live auctions on eBay going into this weekend.  On Sunday there are 100+ flaps ending.  This will finish my run on OA conclaves.  I’ve gone through a giant collection of those mostly from the last 25 years.

 

I know on Sunday I will be a little later getting the Hot Finds published as I’ll be coming back from camping.  But I should have it out in the afternoon.  I hope you have some great plans for this weekend.

 

CLICK HERE TO OPEN THE OCTOBER 23, 2020 ISSUE OF THE SCOUTING HOT FINDS NEWSLETTER

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