Scouting Hot Finds Live #11: How To Identify and Sort Your Boy Scout Rank Patches

Have you ever looked at your Boy Scout collection and struggled to figure out what the small differences among common rank and position patches mean? In this episode of the show we go into a deep dive on how to identify and sort your BSA rank patches using the leading reference books in the hobby. It's a fun rabbit hold...Read More

Scouting Hot Finds Live #10: Building A Traveling Scout Museum

This episode is packed with knowledge and an awesome unboxing. Ryan Losonsky returns for the final installment in my interview with him. This time we are talking about nuts and bolts....literally! Ryan has created a 90+ panel traveling Scout museum and in this video we are going to talk shop. The big unboxing for this week is a truly live...Read More

Scouting Hot Finds Live #9: 1929 World Jamboree Collection Unboxing

While I was staffing Winter Camp I was contacted by a woman in Texas named Sallye who wanted to know if i was interested in her father's Scouting memorabilia. He was born in 1912 and attended the 1929 World Scout Jamboree in London. Of course was my answer! I just picked up her package from the box yesterday and so...Read More

Boy Scout Collection Unboxing St. Louis Eagle Scout 1964 National Scout Jamboree

I bought this collection from a gentleman who at age 72 realized that nobody in his family was really interested in his old Scouting memorabilia.  Luckily we connected and I was able to help him get these pieces recycled back into the hands of a collector.  He got his Eagle in 1963 in a troop in University City which is...Read More

Scouting Hot Finds Live #8 The Unboxing-O-Ree With 12+ Collections

In every episode of the live show you can count on at least one unboxing. In this show we are going to film more than a dozen.....completely live! Yes you will literally see the patches, pins, neckerchiefs and medals come out of the boxes live on air. The entire episode will be interactive as I'll have the chat box open...Read More

Boy Scout Collection Unboxing 1968-1982 Western Pennsylvania Collection With Home Run Middlesex

I start this one off by reading a letter that is typical of many collections that I purchase. The guys two adult sons have no interest in his Scouting memorabilia and so he is looking for someone that would appreciate it. In the collection he actually had two coffee mugs that survived being shipped all the way to me in...Read More

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


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