Sunday Scouting Hot Finds Newsletter November 10, 2019

I shut down a page on Facebook that I had set up with the intention of selling Scout uniform shirts on.  I had dabbled with finding a supplier of recycled Scout shirts but mostly was looking to sell the tubs full of perfectly serviceable uniforms I already have.  So instead I'll be selling them locally in my antique mall and...Read More

Friday Scouting Hot Finds Newsletter November 08, 2019

Last night we had one of the most entertaining lectures I've ever seen a Scoutmaster give.  To prepare for an upcoming back packing trip he did a presentation about cat holes.  The girls got so sidetracked talking about what to do if a Bobcat tried to attack you while your pants were down to your ankles doing the oragutan hang....Read More

Tuesday Scouting Hot Finds Newsletter November 05, 2019

When I told my wife about this night during the dog walk her first question was how much does that cost.  YES that's the sticking point folks. To have that many items listed on eBay it costs me $600 before I've sold the first patch.  OUCH!  No wonder this is not something that many other dealers are willing to run...Read More

Sunday Scouting Hot Finds Newsletter November 03, 2019

Yesterday I picked up over 1,000 neckerchiefs that are scanned and ready to list. Turns out one of my old employees lives and works in Charlotte now.  So sometimes she will take a batch of stuff off my hands and process it for listing.  This stash includes about every neckerchief I had in my warehouse from OA to camps and...Read More

Sunday Scouting Hot Finds Newsletter October 27, 2019

My wife has struggled for 21 years of marriage to understand why I always put the OA fellowship of my boyhood lodge on the family calendar.  Year after year although many of my old buddies had stopped going I made the pilgrimage to Camp Coker to at least eat a meal and visit with people during Santee fellowships.  But eventually...Read More

Friday Scouting Hot Finds Newsletter October 25, 2019

My big news this week is that I've rolled out another new product on the Best Hobby Pages website.  This is a large format 11x17" binder with a plastic shell cover.  This product was popular a few years ago but the supply dried up.  So I went out and sourced a large order and am now offering them on my store.  Watch...Read More

Tuesday Scouting Hot Finds Newsletter October 22, 2019

It's a sad day when you see that one of your favorite patches has been faked and is on eBay for sale.  Whoever did this got the details pretty close (well except for missing a rolled edge border).  If you click through and look at the back however that is a huge giveaway.  There is really no way to stop...Read More

Sunday Scouting Hot Finds Newsletter October 20, 2019

For the first time in probably 20 years I've been asked to be the speaker at a Scout dinner. This is a small group in Columbia but it's got me thinking about how I can bring in Scouting memorabilia to help illustrate the story.  I think when you look at insignia, merit badges and Eagle medals that really tells a...Read More

Friday Scouting Hot Finds Newsletter October 18, 2019

Maybe the funnest thing about prepping for a campout is going through the garage and deciding what you are going to take.  I am guilty of preferring car camping so I like to load up all the kitchen gadgets, lanterns and the rest.  This morning before leaving the house I put some utensils in the washing machine just to make...Read More

Tuesday Scouting Hot Finds Newsletter October 15, 2019

Reflecting on that conservation this morning it occurred to me that I'm one of those guys that views this hobby NOT as a zero sum game.  In other words there are not winners and losers.  So if there is anything I can do to help the hobby in general (videos, podcast, moderating the Facebook Group, hosting a TOR) then it...Read More

Sunday Scouting Hot Finds Newsletter October 13, 2019

After running hundreds of auctions on my Oapatch account yesterday I decided to roll over all the unsold listings into my eBay store.  This added almost 400 new items to my OA Patch Scout Memorabilia Store. All of these are BIN with Best Offer turned on.  A few guys gave me grief on Facebook because I was running auctions for really...Read More

Tuesday Scouting Hot Finds Newsletter October 8, 2019

While in FLA I did meet a Scouter who knew me from the patch world and we had a good laugh.  It's funny how in a lot of ways the world of active Scouters and old patch collectors don't meet too often.  I've learned the hard way it's difficult to be active in 2 units and work at a summer...Read More

Friday Scouting Hot Finds Newsletter October 4, 2019

In year 4 of the Charlotte Trade-O-Ree I have invited the BSA Supply Group (Charlotte warehouse) to have tables at the event so they can sell clearance and discontinued items.  Back in the day some of you may remember attending their sidewalk sales that were put on with big tents in the parking lot on Westinghouse Blvd.  You might could...Read More

Tuesday Scouting Hot Finds Newsletter October 1, 2019

If you have an eBay store then I have a welcome surprise for you today.  You can claim your free shipping supplies as October 1st is the beginning of Q4. Remember to find your coupon you navigate to "manage store" and then "subscriber discounts".  I've already spent my coupons early this morning which is compounded when you have 4 different eBay accounts....Read More

Friday Scouting Hot Finds Newsletter September 27, 2019

At last night's troop meeting the lady from the Supply Group in Charlotte came back to visit our troop and get some feedback on clothing styles.  She is looking at offering some new choices for Scout shorts based on what our girls are wearing (bringing back the Oscar style shorts).  It's exciting to see our Scouts have an influence on...Read More

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