Sunday Scouting Hot Finds Newsletter March 31, 2019

For better or worse at the last two Crossroads of America TORs (Indy) I ended up buying all their uniform pieces at the end of the show for a good deal.  As a kid I can remember how all my OA buddies thought it was cool in the late 1980s to have a vintage green uniform shirt.  On camp staff...Read More

Friday Scouting Hot Finds Newsletter March 29, 2019

In Episode #84 of Scouting Hot Finds Radio I interviewed Stuart Tucker who is the merit badge counselor teaching next Friday at the TOR.  He shared a resource packet that he created to help teach the merit badge.  So when I emailed him the other day about this idea he said go for it.  The requirement asks, "Find out about career opportunities...Read More

Tuesday Scouting Hot Finds Newsletter March 26, 2019

At last night's pack meeting I had one more opportunity to pitch it to the Scouting families at our church.  Between the pack and three troops sponsored by the church there are around 175 kids involved in Scouting. If we can get those folks to turn out in good numbers that will be a win for walk-in traffic which is...Read More

Friday Scouting Hot Finds Newsletter March 22, 2019

You may not have noticed but is you sit on our side of the table the change to only allowing GTC listings for fixed price is a big shift.  Brad had been using an interesting strategy to rotate the inventory in his store.  Now this change will make it much more of a challenge to manually play that dance to...Read More

Sunday Scouting Hot Finds Newsletter March 24, 2019

The other lady had a bombshell medal.  What are the chances someone pings you out of the blue with an Air Scout Type 1 Ace medal?  I couldn't believe it....no really I'm not really convinced it's authentic.  But I'm going down the rabbit hole to see what her interest is in parting with it etc.   Of course her email...Read More

Tuesday Scouting Hot Finds Newsletter March 19, 2019

The deal has been on Sunday's after church she is supposed to spend a few hours adding stuff and during the week keep things shipped out.  Then she gets 1/2 of the sales while dad pays for all the fees, stamps etc and gives her all the inventory she can handle.  Sounds like a great opportunity right?  Hmmmm So today...Read More

Tuesday Scouting Hot Finds Newsletter March 12, 2019

I am in the middle of a 4-day push to get the word out locally about the Charlotte TOR.  Last night I delivered a box of mugs with cards and fliers to the Troop 33 Court of Honor.  Tonight I'm taking old Scout Handbooks with cards and fliers to the Troop 133 meeting.  Wednesday I'll be passing out cards at a...Read More

Sunday Scouting Hot Finds Newsletter March 10, 2019

One fun thing we did in the class was a live unboxing of a collection that I had received before Christmas but never opened.  The big priority mail box had been sitting on my shelf for months so I used my knife and cut it open at the end of class and then gave away some of the memorabilia inside...Read More

Friday Scouting Hot Finds Newsletter March 08, 2019

The syllabus for the class is your typical topics such as ethics, storage, collecting interests.  I got asked to teach the class about 48 hours ago so I'm scrambling a little bit but I think I can just about wing it and cover everything.  However, if anybody has a pre-made slide show they want to email I will take it. ...Read More

Tuesday Scouting Hot Finds Newsletter March 05, 2019

It was probably sometime in the 1990s when I put together my campfire blanket partly inspired by a conversation with this Scouter.  Sadly I have not updated my blanket since 2006 but it might be time for me to pick that up again and try and finish the blanket.  I think at some point the hours of hand stitching patches...Read More

Friday Scouting Hot Finds Newsletter March 01, 2019

Well if that $2k+ Lodge 136 flap doesn't attract a click from you today I don't know what will.  In this era I think that's a can't miss item.  I posted it on Facebook yesterday and heard that the seller dug up on the family and bought the estate.  Home Run!  It's a good weekend when you can say you...Read More

Tuesday Scouting Hot Finds Newsletter February 26, 2019

Yesterday I did shipping all day long (my employee is out of town this week).  Today it's back to the sorting and I hope by the end of this week I'll have the warehouse back under control.  Besides sorting individual boxes I'm also moving everything to certain aisles so similar things are together.  The fact that I am forced to...Read More

Sunday Scouting Hot Finds Newsletter February 24, 2019

So you might be curious to know what my wife's thought on this picture is.  After I explained to her the reaction she jumped right in.  She used it as evidence in one of our long standing misunderstandings.  When I buy a collection after a few days or weeks I'll make a comment like "I sold enough to pay for...Read More

Tuesday Scouting Hot Finds Newsletter February 19, 2019

In going through this giant sort in my warehouse and every day I'm finding stuff that I forgot I had or haven't laid eyes on in a while.  My wife hopes her diamond earrings are somewhere to be found in all this mess but I have my doubts.  This morning I'm going to ride to Cornelius, NC to see if...Read More

Friday Scouting Hot Finds Newsletter February 22, 2019

Last night I was invited to do a camp promotion in our neighboring council.  I attended the District Committee meeting and gave my pitch at the Round Table.  The York District of the Palmetto Council has a lot to be proud of.  They had about 80 Scouts earn Eagle last year.  Recently five new Scouts BSA all-girl troops have been...Read More

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