Friday Scouting Hot Finds Newsletter January 10, 2020

I flirted this week with signing a lease on a patch warehouse that is closer to my house.  Thankfully I took my wife there to get her honest opinion.  She pointed out that the entrance was up a set of steps (no loading dock). I have a lot of crap in my warehouse so that heavy lifting didn't sound like...Read More

Tuesday Scouting Hot Finds Newsletter January 07, 2020

We did two solar installations on the trip.  The first was in the house of a rural family who only had candle light in their two room "house".  When we left their solar system would power four LEDs and provide them with a way to charge their mobile phone.  The bigger project was installing two large solar panels and a...Read More

Tuesday Scouting Hot Finds Newsletter December 24, 2019

I want to zero in on some of the themes that have come from the responses.  One is that more information should be shared freely in a format that the youth will use. The example of the ISCA paywall and one collectors struggle to actually join the organization (he gave up) was mentioned.  There are lots of ideas in the...Read More

Sunday Scouting Hot Finds Newsletter December 22, 2019

Monday will be my last day in the office for a while.  My whole crowd is going on a mission trip shortly after Christmas to Guatemala.  We will be putting up solar panels in a rural village up in the mountains.  I'm looking forward to seeing a new country and hoping that it is an eye opening experience for my...Read More

Tuesday Scouting Hot Finds Newsletter December 17, 2019

Today is Day 2 of my daughter working on patches to get some extra spending money for her budget. She did a really good job yesterday with no complaints so I'm looking forward to seeing more boxes of patches getting scanned.  She did 3 1/2 boxes yesterday which was very productive! Yes! I actually saw some BHP orders come in...Read More

Sunday Scouting Hot Finds Newsletter December 15, 2019

You can watch tonight's video replay on Facebook by going to my Scouting Hot Finds Newsletter Facebook Page.  Most of the items are still available for sale although some of the best ones were snagged right away. Tonight I was able to merge together an unboxing video and a live sale.  So literally as I was pulling stuff out of the...Read More

Friday Scouting Hot Finds Newsletter December 13, 2019

Since I started this talk about live sales one of the goals was to combine an unboxing with this new format.  In other words as I pull items out of the box collectors can comment SOLD and buy the item literally out of my hands.  I am not going to state a definitive time for the Sunday sale just yet...Read More

Tuesday Scouting Hot Finds Newsletter December 10, 2019

In this video I took the advice of several collectors who left feedback.  One change was doing it on night when people were able to watch instead of during the work day.  The other change was having a wide variety of items.   If you are on Facebook you can watch the replay of the live sale and of course everything that...Read More

Sunday Scouting Hot Finds Newsletter December 08, 2019

Tonight at 7 PM Eastern I am going to run a new live sale video on Facebook.  Thank you to several collectors who sent feedback on the first attempt at this new feature.  I'm trying to incorporate those ideas into this new sale.  For starters I'm doing it at a time that should be much more convenient for most collectors to...Read More

Sunday Scouting Hot Finds Newsletter December 01, 2019

Why am I asking collectors to preregister for a sale?  The way the live video works is that as I'm going through the items as soon as I show you the item and state the item number whoever is first to comment that the item is SOLD then takes that patch off the shelf and puts it in their shopping...Read More

Friday Scouting Hot Finds Newsletter November 29, 2019

The idea for this new strategy came from my unboxing videos. Normally, as I crack open a collection and pull items out people send me messages asking to purchase certain items that they spot.  But I wasn't really set up for that and typically the items got sorted into boxes and put on a shelf.  Now I'll be able to sell the items...Read More

Friday Scouting Hot Finds Newsletter November 22, 2019

One of my shticks was doing an unboxing video live from the podium.  I was trying to give the crowd a sense of what I do.  The collection was from a Scout who attended Philmont in the 1960s.  Turns out a pair of Eagle Scout brothers had spoken just prior to me and remarked how hiking at Philmont was the highlight...Read More

Tuesday Scouting Hot Finds Newsletter November 19, 2019

At last night's den meeting we had a CMP Sergeant come talk with the Webelos about the role of first responders and how the 911 system works.  Have you ever seen the questions a bunch of 10 year old boys can ask a police officer?  Luckily none of them asked to see his taser or service firearm.  Mine is the...Read More

Friday Scouting Hot Finds Newsletter November 15, 2019

This afternoon we are pushing off for our first serious back packing trip as a troop.  I confess that this is something I've never done before so I'm anxious and excited.  We are only going to cover maybe 10 miles over two days so it's not going to be crazy.  We've spent two meetings going over equipment and special situations...Read More

Tuesday Scouting Hot Finds Newsletter November 12, 2019

My Facebook feed has been blowing up with news about camps being closed.  On one of the Girl Scout groups there is a thread that suggests that since 2005 the GSofUSA has had a corporate plan to divest camp properties.  Then in the last day or so news broke that the Chief Logan Reservation in Ohio might be on the...Read More

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