Scouting Hot Finds Radio #82: Doing A Good Turn With Andrew Silverstone

Andrew Silverstone could teach us all a thing or two about the Scout Oath and Law.  When he heard that some Scouts had lost their patches at the 2017 National Scout Jamboree he sprang into action organizing rescue boxes.  Using social media he gathered donations and made sure that these Scouts first experience with trading patches wasn't a disappointment.  In...Read More

Scouting Hot Finds Radio #81: Scott Wheeler 2017 Jamboree Checklist

 Scott Wheeler is a Boy Scout memorabilia collector who has a collection with over 100,000 unique items. The only way he can keep track of all these items is by creating checklists. That has led him to create the best 2017 National Jamboree checklist of council issued items. By Scott's estimation there are around 2000 items issued for this...Read More

SHF Radio #80: Patch Trading Tips For The 2017 National Jamboree with Nick Wolf

Nick Wolf, the Patch King, has a Top 10 list just for folks headed to the Jamboree. As a veteran trader of several Jambos now Nick has come up with ten important tips he shares with the listeners. I was able to sprinkle in some stories and commentary on Nick's list to give you some good examples. The bottom line...Read More

SHF Radio #79: Why Collect Boy Scout Patches

In getting ready to host a Boy Scout memorabilia show (we like to call them Trade-O-Rees) I was asked by the troop committee chairman to come give a patch trading class to the Scouts of Troop 33. Episode 79 is the audio of that patch collecting talk that I gave to about two-dozen Scouts ranging from fresh Tenderfoots to high...Read More

SHF Radio #78: Girl Scout Memorabilia Collecting with Becky Byrns

Becky Byrns was the first collector to host a national Girl Scout collectors show back in the 1990s. Now with 15 shows under her belt and another coming up in a few weeks she is my guest on Scouting Hot Finds Radio. Becky and I talk about the unique points of Girl Scout memorabilia including badges, dolls, jewelry and more....Read More

DIY Boy Scout Patch Storage Project + Nick Wolf’s Patch Trading Blankets

Shot this quick video to demonstrate a Boy Scout patch storage system I'm building in my garage. This is my first "behind the scenes" type video. I also used the opportunity to promote episode #77 of my podcast where I interview Nick Wolf on his patch trading blankets.

SHF Radio #77: Patch Trading Blanket with Nick Wolf

Today on the podcast I welcome Nick Wolf who many of you know as the "Patch King". After using some customized patch trading blankets at the 2015 National Order of the Arrow Conference Nick set about seeing if he could design and produce a patch trading blanket for the hobby. After six months of development he released his blanket which...Read More

Scouting Hot Finds Radio Episode #76: 2017 National Boy Scout Jamboree with Program Chair Russell Smart

Join me as Russell Smart shares details on this summer's Boy Scout National Jamboree. As the Program Chairman he has spent many hours planning since the 2013 National Jamboree to iron out the wrinkles and make this summer's event amazing. During July 2017 over 40,000 Scouts and Scouters will descend on the Summit Bechtel National Scout Reserve in West Virginia....Read More


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