Tuesday Scouting Hot Finds Newsletter October 20, 2015

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I will however share my first impressions having set this display up. There were a few hundred girls there and dozens of leaders so a really good group to choose from. It was not however one of the busiest activities having to compete with games and other craft booths.

The most popular thing in my booth was not truly a piece of Girl Scout memorabilia. It was my collection of campfire blankets. I had many adults and some girls try them on and get inspired to possibly stitch up their own blankets and sew badges on them. Perhaps this was because they weather was so cold this past weekend in the evenings. But it goes to show that having something that they can take away is important. So they want to make “their own” item in this case a campfire blanket – that idea seemed to be the hit of my booth.

The other thing that people talked about was seeing badges that they had earned as kids. Many of the leaders stopped to look through a notebook that had old proficiency badges in it. I did not however have it labeled and that is something I can improve upon. I was sorta surprised that the uniforms drew very few questions and comments. I guess those would stand out more but since the ones I had were really old nobody had every seen them before. It seems making some personal connection – through their own Scout history or something they can make for themselves is the key.

I have whittled down my store (luckily through sales!) to where I have just over 9,000 items live on eBay. I need to put some more stuff up if I want to get it back over 10k.

 

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