SHF Radio: 5,000 Members & Climbing in Scout Patch Collectors

Brad England and I literally launched the Scout Patch Collectors Facebook as a direct result of this radio show two years ago. I noticed Brad swapping Boy Scout patches on Facebook and lined him up on an interview to share his strategy. Out of that conversation was born the idea to create a group on Facebook devoted to trading patches...Read More

Scouting Hot Finds Radio: Scout Patch Collectors Base Camp

For more than a decade the Scout Patch Collectors Base Camp has been the go to reference directory for those interested in Scouting memorabilia. Glenn Chase is my guest tonight and I consider him to be one of the Internet pioneers of the hobby. As the curator of the base camp since it launched he has probably seen every patch...Read More

SHF Radio: Boy Scout Council Memorabilia Display

When Gary Beadle looked up at the tall pine paneled wall of the Gulf Coast Council BSA Scout office he had an inspiration. Why not decorate the beautiful wall with a true council collection of memorabilia. He pitched the idea to the council board and Scout executive who were more than happy for him to undertake the project to commemorate...Read More

SHF Radio: Collecting Roadblock – the BSA’s Project S.O.A.R.

Ted Thompson was like many Boy Scout memorabilia collectors when he ran up against a collecting roadblock about five years ago. His main interest was council shoulder strips but when he got down to a final list of the twenty-five toughies he had to come up with something new to pursue to keep his passion for the hobby going. He...Read More

SHF Radio: Looking Back and Ahead – Wrapping up 2013

Boy Scout memorabilia collectors in this episode of Scouting Hot Finds Radio I wrap up 2013 and look to new projects in 2014.  Over the course of the year there have been 18 episodes of the show published with interviews from interesting people in the hobby such as Russell Smart, Chris Jensen, Deryl Radder and more.  Some of my web...Read More

SHF Radio: Order of the Arrow Blue Book 2.0 With Roy More

The effort to catalog and describe all known Order of the Arrow issues has been ongoing since the 1950s.  Many old collectors will remember the Bill Price books that had a picture of each flap and attempted to describe the restrictions.  David Leubitz had a book – the original Blue Book that tried to catalog the issues and introduced the...Read More

SHF Radio: Part II American Overseas Scouting

In the conclusion of my interview with Dan Coberly regarding American Scouting overseas we talk about what BSA Scouting has looked like in the War on Terrorism. Dan discusses how Scouting has popped up in Iraq and Afghanistan led by soldiers who are reaching out to the community. He also gives a neat history of the Overseas Arrowmen Association. This...Read More

SHF Radio: American Scouting Overseas with Dan Coberly

Growing up on an Air Force Base in rural South Carolina I knew all about the Transatlantic Council and even had some members of my troop that had been in the Far East Council. So when I got in touch with Dan Coberly and found out he is a Distinguished Eagle with an incredible knowledge and history with American Scouting...Read More

SHF Radio: 2013 National Jamboree Patch Report

While patch trading wasn't the only thing happening at the 2013 National Boy Scout Jamboree it was just as popular as ever with the Scouts, Scouters, and visitors. On tonights episode I'm going to give my personal take on patch trading at the Jamboree. I'll give my opinions and share my experiences having gone in for all 7 days that...Read More

SHF Radio: Boy Scout Collectibles Alternatives

New Blogs Podcasts with Santeeswapper on BlogTalkRadio Here is a partial transcript of this episode of Scouting Hot Finds Radio. A little over a year ago I broadcast an episode of Scouting Hot Finds Radio called “eBay Alternatives”.  This followed a couple of shows I did that focused on selling memorabilia on the Internet .  All of these shows are...Read More

SHF Radio: 2013 National Boy Scout Jamboree in West Virginia

Listen to internet radio with Santeeswapper on Blog Talk Radio If you are on a contingent, signed up for staff, or just heading up as a visitor to the 2013 National Boy Scout Jamboree being held this summer at the Boy Scout's new Summit Bechtel Reserve property - then this is the show for you. Russell Smart is my guest...Read More

SHF Radio: How’s the Patch Biz Chris Jensen?

Listen to internet radio with Santeeswapper on Blog Talk Radio As a Scouting memorabilia dealer for over three decades Chris Jensen has seen a lot of the changes in the hobby. He was one of the first big sellers of Boy Scout memorabilia when eBay launched and remembers the good old days when he couldn't list stuff fast enough. In...Read More

SHF Radio: The Chief Dishwasher – Chris Jensen

Listen to internet radio with Santeeswapper on Blog Talk Radio Back in the 1990s I was a college student who looked forward to the quarterly newspaper catalog of Boy Scout memorabilia that would show up in my university P.O. Box. My guest tonight on Scouting Hot Finds Radio has been a full time Scout memorabilia dealer for going on three...Read More

SHF Radio: How To Raise A New Generation of Collectors

Listen to internet radio with Santeeswapper on Blog Talk Radio Tonight's show is dedicated to a question that all hobbies face whether it be model train railroaders or in our case Boy Scout memorabilia collectors - how do you bring new people especially youth into the hobby. While at the Dallas Trade-O-Ree I got the opinions of ten big names...Read More

SHF Radio: 2013 National Jamboree Patch Protest w/Spencer

Listen to internet radio with Santeeswapper on Blog Talk Radio Straight from the pages of Scouting Magazine!  Will Scouts be able to continue the legacy of swapping patches at the Summit? See what your Scouts can expect when it comes to patch trading at the 2013 National Scout Jamboree.  My guest tonight is Spencer Haberman who was featured in the...Read More

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