Boy Scout Collection Unboxing: 23 Pounds of 1980s Jamboree Goodies

Although this box sat in the corner of my office while I was serving as the Camp Director last summer (sorry Lewis) it was finally time to unbox the collection. This Scout was active in the 1980s and attended the 1983 World Jamboree in Canada and the 1985 National Jamboree held at Fort A.P. Hill in Virginia. While at the...Read More

Sunday Scouting Hot Finds Newsletter August 07, 2022

  The Hot Finds is a little thinner today because my family is beginning our final vacation of the summer. This one is a bit of a working vacation as my wife is going to test out working from "home" while at the beach. For the rest of us that means the pool, beach and kayaking so life is good!...Read More

Tuesday Scouting Hot Finds Newsletter August 02, 2022

    Well as of today everyone who works with me has caught COVID this summer. I didn't see one of my employees this week as she was isolating after her husband tested positive. But I got the news this morning that she also has it now. If you have not caught this latest strain of the virus count yourself...Read More

Tuesday Scouting Hot Finds Newsletter July 19, 2022

    Today I think I will be the only person in the warehouse. My main task is pulling good stuff for the Pre-NOAC trade-o-ree and making a run to the antique mall to check in and add some new material for the time in almost two months.   I have 24' of real estate at the TOR to plan...Read More

Sunday Scouting Hot Finds Newsletter July 24, 2022

    Wow! Maybe I forgot how massive these TORs are after four years or maybe the layout and energy of this one is just better. But Day #1 of this Pre-NOAC TOR was awesome. I don't think I had more than 5 minutes between conversations with many fellow collectors. Some of them I had just met after mailing them...Read More

Sunday Scouting Hot Finds Newsletter July 17, 2022

    It has been a long time since the 2018 NOAC and I can't be the only person chomping at the bit to finally get the thread heads together in one room again. At a Pre-NOAC TOR there will be people that I have not seen in almost five years. It's hard not to spend the entire time talking...Read More

Friday Scouting Hot Finds Newsletter July 22, 2022

    I got an update from Chris Jensen that he asked me to share out. If you are traveling to the TOR please use this address - 415 Lakeside St. Knoxville, TN 37914. There is a road closure that this will help you avoid any delays near the convention center. The TOR opens Saturday morning and I hope to...Read More

Friday Scouting Hot Finds Newsletter July 15, 2022

    Today is the last full day of camp at Barstow. We will finish strong with more fun and an energetic campfire before turning to the closing procedures on Saturday. This year we had more campers than in 2021 which means despite Covid and bankruptcy we are still growing our attendance.   With luck I will sleep in my...Read More

Tuesday Scouting Hot Finds Newsletter July 12, 2022

    Things got pretty busy with camp and so I am a day late getting the issue out to the readers. Hopefully you can still get your eBay fix with these live auctions.   I have spent a little time day dreaming about what the right mix will be of trading at NOAC and figuring out time to throw...Read More

Sunday Scouting Hot Finds Newsletter July 10, 2022

    I did a quick check today and there are over 529k items in the Boy Scout category of eBay. Wow! Either that means we have a lot of collectors out there or people are really trying to move their Scout collections!?   Some of us can remember the days when the entire category was like 20k items. I...Read More

Friday Scouting Hot Finds Newsletter July 08, 2022

    Once again at the upcoming Pre-NOAC Trade-O-Ree I am asking that anyone who wants Best Hobby Page orders to make the order online so I can box up your plastic and hand deliver it to you. This offer is only good for orders picked up July 23-25 at the show in Knoxville. You can use this coupon code Pickup at...Read More

Tuesday Scouting Hot Finds Newsletter July 05, 2022

    When I get back to camp Sunday we will only have 1 week left before we close out the summer. I am signed up to go to NOAC with Muscogee as my home lodge did not have any adult spots available. But now it turns out that Santee and Muscogee will be merging at some point in the...Read More

Sunday Scouting Hot Finds Newsletter July 03, 2022

    I am finally on vacation after an entire month on camp staff. It will take me a few days of sleeping in to recover but I work practically year round to look forward to these precious days of camp so I'm not complaining. Vacation also gives me a chance to look ahead to NOAC and begin to finalize...Read More

Boy Scout Memorabilia Collection Unboxing Storage Unit Treasure

This collection came to me from a lady whose family runs a storage unit business. The story is that someone passed away and in the process of cleaning out the storage unit they came across a ton of Boy Scout stuff. I had already bought some stuff from her and this was round 2. This guy was an Eagle Scout...Read More

Friday Scouting Hot Finds Newsletter July 01, 2022

    We now have a sold out Pre-NOAC Trade-O-Ree coming up this month in Knoxville, TN and I hope you are going to be there. Like many I have reserved tables and will be bringing my very best stuff. Word on the street is some major collections are being offered for sale as well so there should be a...Read More


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