Scouting Hot Finds Live Episode #7: Traveling Boy Scout History Displays

In this episode you will see how Ryan Losonsky has developed his model for a traveling Boy Scout history display that is adaptable to the audience. He also shares ideas for how you can get invited to display which in some ways is a challenge as well. We also discuss the notion that perfection can be the enemy of getting...Read More

Scouting Hot Finds Live Episode #6: Sourcing Uniforms For Steven Spielberg’s Movie The Fabelmans

OK spoiler alert! Today I'm telling the whole story of how I came to work with a Hollywood Costumer named Danielle to help outfit the actors in Steven Spielberg's The Fabelmans. I took my family to see the movie on Thanksgiving Day. I had really been hesitant to do a video about my involvement until I saw the final cut....Read More

Scouting Hot Finds Live Episode #5: Ryan Losonsky Boy Scout History Displays

In this episode of Scouting Hot Finds Live you will get to see some Boy Scout collection unboxings. One of these was from the 2005 National Scout Jamboree. The other was from a 1970s Eagle Scout. Of course we will pick last weeks giveaway winner and show you how to sign up this weeks giveaway on a set of souvenir...Read More

25th Annual Trade-O-Ree Hosted by Kintecoying Lodge #4

Hosted by Kintecoying Lodge #4 at Camp Alpine NJ Saturday November 19, 9AM - 3 PM click to download the flier

Incredible Lifetime Professional Scouter Vintage Boy Scout Unboxing

This may top them all! I spoke on the phone and shared multiple emails with the family of this late Scout Executive to work out the details to make an offer and purchase the collection. His time in Scouting actually goes back before WWII as he grew up as a Sea Scout in New York City. Some of the pieces...Read More

Scouting Hot Finds Live Episode #4: Russell Smart Eagle Scout Display

In this episode of the show I am back with some great content. The highlight is an interview with Russell Smart at the Charlotte Trade-O-Ree. He came to the event with an amazing display of Scouting history. His focus was the 20 plus iterations of which merit badges were required for the rank of Eagle Scout. So in each frame...Read More

Sunday Scouting Hot Finds Newsletter November 06, 2022

    Yesterday I escaped back out to the office to watch the 7:30 PM kickoff of my favorite college team. Apparently my wife doesn't appreciate all the yelling (and occasional cursing) I do when I am watching my Gamecocks play. But this also gave me a chance to kinda plan out my week and I'm excited to get back...Read More

Friday Scouting Hot Finds Newsletter November 04, 2022

    I spent some time updating the TOR calendar on my website so I can help drum up interest in all the shows scheduled for the hobby. I try and do this every few months and spotted several new events that have been added. I hope you will make plans to attend a TOR near you as I really do think...Read More

Tuesday Scouting Hot Finds Newsletter November 01, 2022

    The lodge fellowship and reunion that I attended this weekend exceeded all expectations. We had so many people come out of the woodwork that it was unbelievable. All of the events during the weekend from the memorabilia displays, guest speakers, BBQ dinner and patch auction were awesome. There are pictures all over Facebook so I won't share any...Read More

Tuesday Scouting Hot Finds Newsletter October 25, 2022

    When life throws you curve balls it can definitely knock you off the plan. I had not planned to take a short 2-week break from my live show but I am prepping tomorrow to get it back on the air. This episode will feature an unboxing and a video with Russell Smart. I'll have a notice on Facebook...Read More

Sunday Scouting Hot Finds Newsletter October 23, 2022

    As many readers know my home lodge is merging over the next few months and this coming weekend is our last lodge fellowship. We have scheduled a lodge reunion on Saturday and the attendance is really looking good. We have brothers flying in from as far away as California to come back to Coker and have a lot...Read More

Tuesday Scouting Hot Finds Newsletter October 18, 2022

    As I've mentioned in the newsletter Russell Smart brought a great display to the Charlotte TOR - truly a museum quality display. I literally got to see the first adult Eagle medal ever presented (I think he was number 4) with what we sometimes call a drop ribbon. But if you missed it I recorded a video interview...Read More

Friday Scouting Hot Finds Newsletter October 21, 2022

    Does this describe any of you? You started out collecting your home lodge/camp/council. For a long time you only cared about those topics so you started accumulating dupes on those items and were happy to have them because after all you collected them exclusively. Over time other people called you when they were ready to cash out and...Read More

Sunday Scouting Hot Finds Newsletter October 16, 2022

    Another Charlotte TOR in the books! The weather was great and we had a good event at the church. Some times an idea you pull out of your butt is a durn good one! So when we got the date from the church about 8 weeks ago I knew there would not be time to sell out all...Read More

Friday Scouting Hot Finds Newsletter October 14, 2022

    Thursday about did me in. The week of a TOR my wife always tells me that I go crazy and so this time I finally took here advice. Yesterday in addition to packing for the TOR I went to Rock Hill to promote Camp Barstow at a camp expo. I drove straight from there wearing my camp staff...Read More


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