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

SHF Radio #75: eBay Powerseller Nick Loesch – firstcalltx

Listen in to hear the wisdom of Uncle Nick.  My interview with Nick Loesch will trace his history in the hobby and get his impressions on how it's changed over the years.  Nick attened the 1964 Jamboree as a boy and caught the patch collecting pretty hard.  It was at the 1965 NOAC that he burned a Blue Heron Lodge...Read More

The Interview That Launched the Scout Patch Collectors Facebook Group

In a recent post in the Scout Patch Collectors Facebook Group I had trouble remembering when the hobby's largest online watering hole got started.  Luckily I have a very good reference that I went back to in order to get the date straight.  Back on February 22, 2012 I interviewed Brad England for my podcast Scouting Hot Finds Radio.  I...Read More

Scouting Hot Finds Radio #74: eBay Selling Fees

Everyone interested in selling on eBay needs to pay attention to the fees that are going to take a hard bit out of your bottom line. In today's episode of Scouting Hot Finds Radio we are taking a hard look at what it costs to sell on eBay and look at some strategies that might help you take advantage of...Read More

SHF Radio Episode #73: eBay Spring Seller Update For Collectibles

The collectibles category lives on eBay. Amazon? Forget about it! Try doing it yourself with your own website? Good luck! So when eBay updates their fees and policies twice a year buyers and especially sellers need to pay attention. In this episode of Scouting Hot Finds Radio I am going to break down the changes eBay is rolling out to...Read More

Scouting Hot Finds Radio #72: Boy Scout Council Hits The Trade-O-Ree Circuit and eBay!

What happens when a Boy Scout council crosses over into the secondary market to sell memorabilia? Listen to this interview with Marylou Schwarzer of the Blue Ridge Mountains Council in VA to find out.  She is the trading post manager for the BRMC and has been selling on eBay for a while not as herself but with an official non-profit...Read More

SHF Radio #71: Patch Trading at the 2015 National Order of the Arrow Conference

I decided to record this episode of the podcast when I got a message from a Facebook friend.  Krishna Palani asked, "Can you please offer me some resources and tips for trading patches at NOAC? I'm relatively new to trading and I'm going to NOAC this year." I started to fire off a message back when I realized that this...Read More

SHF Radio Radio #70: Social Media Selling Strategy w/Nick Wolf

The last several episodes of Scouting Hot Finds Radio have focused on unique strategies that people in the hobby of collecting Boy Scout memorabilia have used to feed their habit. Today's episode of the podcast takes the question to one of the young guns in the hobby Nick Wolf of the Connecticut Yankee Council and Owaneco Lodge 313. Nicknamed the...Read More

SHF Radio #69: Going Hunting For Rare Books & Memorabilia w/Richard Mori

Richard Mori has been collecting Scouting memorabilia and specializing in rare books for many years.  In this interview he reveals a strategy for success that he feels confident nobody can duplicate.  What is really interesting about the way that Richard makes money in the hobby of collecting Boy Scout and Girl Scout memorabilia is that he does it the old...Read More

SHF Radio #68: Antique Mall Selling Strategy for Scout Memorabilia w/Todd Kelly

When the Boy Scouts of America announced they would be building a permanent Jamboree site in the hills of West Virginia Todd Kelly started making some trips to the "Mountain State" to scope out locations for a Trade-O-Ree. One of the results of that venture was deciding to rent out a booth in two different antique malls in nearby Beckley,...Read More

SHF Radio #67: Selling Consignment on eBay Interview W/ Powerseller Angi Diller

JUMP-START YOUR EBAY BUSINESS BY SELLING ON CONSIGNMENT Her eBay user ID was a perfect choice several years ago - my_real_job_is_tattoos.  Ironically as her eBay business grew she was able to leave behind that "real job" and make a full time living as a work from home eBay Powerseller.  Angie Diller is my guest on Scouting Hot Finds Radio and...Read More

SHF Radio #66: 2015 National OA Conference NOAC Trade-O-Ree with Chris Jensen

Scouting Hot Finds Radio Boy Scout Memorabilia Podcast Chris Jensen of Streamwood Inc. has been in the Boy Scout memorabilia hobby since the 1960s and as a full-time memorabilia dealer he has hosted more than forty trade-o-rees including ones for the National Order of the Arrow Conference (NOAC). In August of 2015 the Order of the Arrow will be holding...Read More

SHF Radio: Collecting Boy Scout Camp Patches With Bob Sherman CBIIV2 (2014)

    My guest on Scouting Hot Finds Radio is Bob Sherman who is a well known figure in the hobby of collecting Boy Scout memorabilia.  Some have taken to calling him the "camp patch man" as he has been writing the camp patch column in the ISCA Journal for a whopping 22 years now.  The focus of our interview...Read More

SHF Radio: Building A BSA Council Memorabilia Website w/ Boyd Williams

Rocky Top Collector When Boyd Williams attended the 1981 National Boy Scout Jamboree and traded a few patches he probably never thought he'd eventually become one of the well-known collectors in Tennessee.  However, after moving back home to Franklin, Tennessee in 1994 and getting back active in Scouting he soon caught the patch collecting bug.  As an active Scouter in...Read More

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