Scouting Hot Finds Radio Podcast #99 2022 Pre-NOAC Trade-O-Ree With Chris Jensen

Chris Jensen is once again hosting the Pre-NOAC Trade-O-Ree and in this interview he shares all the details of the event coming up July 23-25 in Knoxville, TN. The TOR runs Saturday - Monday which means the last day is when all the contingents show up. In the podcast we talk about this bi-annual gathering of the hobby and why...Read More

Amazing Boy Scout Knife & Hand Axe Restoration Unboxing

Bill Chadek in Nebraska has carved out a niche among BSA collectors. He restores old knives and hand axes to things of beauty. He is also a craftsman who creates original sheaths to go with these items. I have sent items to Bill before to be refinished and been very impressed with the results. Now whenever I get a cache...Read More

Michigan Boy Scout Collection Unboxing

This collection features items from a 1970s Eagle Scout from Michigan with some older pieces from his father who was a Scouter in the late 1940s.  As you will see in this video I actually lost track of the second box and had to re-shoot the last part of the unboxing to include all the patches and many of the...Read More

Sunday Scouting Hot Finds Newsletter May 15, 2022

    I'm getting the Hot Finds published a little later in the day as we were at camp all weekend to help get it ready for the summer. There was a really good turnout. I told the ranger that the most beautiful sound was a pressure washer that I could still hear running at 5 PM Saturday which meant...Read More

Friday Scouting Hot Finds Newsletter May 13, 2022

    Over the last 48 hours I have recycled almost 100 pounds of Scouting memorabilia by essentially giving it away for free. In sorting out the warehouse and trying to get things off the top shelves (thanks Fire Marshall Bill) I decided to just post them on FB and let people have them for free if they would agree...Read More

Tuesday Scouting Hot Finds Newsletter May 10, 2022

    Today marks 24 days until summer camp so last night I tried something I have not done in my adult life. I started a daily journal to help me plan for what needs to get accomplished and reflect on where I am in the count down. That sparked some ideas for today's warehouse projects including tagging uniforms, pricing...Read More

Sunday Scouting Hot Finds Newsletter May 08, 2022

    Yesterday I went into the office for a few hours to tie up some loose ends and get a little more organized. One of my genius ideas was a little too clever it turns out. I have become very focused on the fact that I have less than 30 days before I leave for summer camp. So I...Read More

Friday Scouting Hot Finds Newsletter May 06, 2022

    I finally worked on editing the video I recorded of my effort to sort out over thirty collections before going to summer camp. The full version is about 10 minutes long and is posted in my Patreon Group as the May 2022 Inside the Warehouse feature. But I took less than a minute of that video (the time lapse portion)...Read More

Tuesday Scouting Hot Finds Newsletter May 03, 2022

    As much as I'm a thread head and patch dealer (which gets a bad rap in Scouting) I try and also be a helpful volunteer Scouter. But there are seasons in Scouting and I'm coming to the end of one of those. My daughter will age out of our Scouts BSA girl troop in a couple of months...Read More

Sunday Scouting Hot Finds Newsletter May 01, 2022

    Have you ever started a project and then been so determined to finish you look up and it's 1 AM and your wife is texting you? This was me last night as I was determined to unbox collections I had purchased dating back to January so that I could sort them before leaving for summer camp in 4...Read More

Friday Scouting Hot Finds Newsletter April 29, 2022

    I'm not sure I ever came up with a name for my spring long project to list all the odd ball stuff in my eBay Store but I should have. Yesterday, I focused on hat pins and got hundreds and hundreds put up at fixed price. OA, Jamboree, Woodbadge, you name it I added them to the Patchblanket eBay...Read More

Tuesday Scouting Hot Finds Newsletter April 26, 2022

    Sometimes in the course of a day you can literally loose track of what you started and finished. Yesterday I was very focused on juggling three employees in the warehouse and trying to get some more merit badges listed. Along the way I forgot that I didn't add the final edits to the newsletter and get it out....Read More

Sunday Scouting Hot Finds Newsletter April 24, 2022

    The inaugural E-7 Cornerstone Conclave was a success this weekend at Camp Barnhardt. A little less than 600 Arrowmen from ten lodges across the section attended the event and enjoyed the most beautiful weather. Down the road at Camp Tuscarora in the east Nayawin Rar hosted the Cardinal Conclave. I only know of two people that attended both...Read More

Friday Scouting Hot Finds Newsletter April 22, 2022

    In a few hours I'll be pushing off to join hundreds (used to be over 1000) Arrowmen at the SR-5 conclave. I'm not sure if we are using the new numbering system yet or if this is officially the last SR-5 branded event. But regardless it's at a familiar camp that I've been to twice before (2001, 2011)...Read More

Tuesday Scouting Hot Finds Newsletter April 19, 2022

    I just published a new unboxing video that came with a nice surprise. As you will see in the video I wasn't surprised as I had seen pictures from the guy before making the deal. But rolled up in some red felt was one of my favorite pieces of Scouting memorabilia. Click the image link below to see...Read More


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