Tuesday Scouting Hot Finds Newsletter April 02, 2019

My show and tell item for the talk was a square merit badge sash.  I told them that their great grandfather could have worn this sash then looked at some of the older Scoutmasters in the room and asked them if the sash looked familiar.  :) My giveaway item for this group was merit badge pamphlets with a TOR card...Read More

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

Collections Merit Badge Requirement 8 – Career Opportunities In Collecting

In this video I hope to help merit badge counselors meet requirement 8 of Collections Merit Badge. It states, "Find out about career opportunities in collecting. Pick one and find out the education, training, and experience required for this profession. Discuss this with your counselor, and explain why this profession might interest you." I have been a full time Scouting...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

You’re Invited! April 5-6 In Charlotte NC

Free Admission: No charge for anyone to attend the TOR - bring a friend. 100 Tables of Scouting Memorabilia: We have table renters coming from 8 states to buy/sell/trade at our event.  One of our anchor tenants is Chris Jensen who has reserved 10 tables.  If you need Chris to bring anything special you can send him an email.  He...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

Thread Heads #15: eBay Patch Business Tips

Join Brad and Jason as they talk shop. Specifically what are some ways that the recent eBay seller updates have affected their strategies on the marketplace. For example do you know that once you sell an items in your store that unless you act you might continue paying fees to keep that empty listing visible on the platform? We get...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

Friday Scouting Hot Finds Newsletter March 15, 2019

This morning I've got a consignor coming to the warehouse to close out a deal.  I only have a handful of consignors since I have so much of my own stuff.  I'm getting closer and closer to having my stuff organized.  Literally the last thing I have today is sorting neckerchiefs into stacks by camp, jamboree, etc.  This weekend I...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

   

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