Bizarre 57 Pound Boy Scout Collection Unboxing From A Georgia Picker

What happens when a farmer from South Georgia who is also an estate sale and auction picker needs to cash out? This is one of the most odd collections of stuff I have purchased and the unboxing is just as random. But amidst the crushed Cub Scout regatta boats there are a few gems for sure! I took a big...Read More

Tuesday Scouting Hot Finds Newsletter July 27, 2021

  Some times you strike out! I got a call from a lady (while I was in the airport) looking to sell her dad's old uniform and merit badge sash. It was from the late 1940s and exactly what I love to collect. After she sent me the pictures I made her a fair offer. But it turns out sentimental...Read More

Sunday Scouting Hot Finds Newsletter July 25, 2021

    Yesterday before jumping on a plane to Los Angeles (family vacation) I met up with an old North Carolina collector in the parking lot of my local Hobby Lobby. He had been out of the game for decades but was very active in the 1970s and had some good stuff. Luckily, I'm going to be at the Occoneechee...Read More

Tuesday Scouting Hot Finds Newsletter July 20, 2021

  Last night I slept in a tent along a river and woke up to the gentle sounds of a morning rain. That's about about as peaceful as it gets after a long 5 weeks at Scout camp. I did buy some firewood this morning but there will be no songs or skits performed tonight at our campfire. Maybe some...Read More

Sunday Scouting Hot Finds Newsletter July 18, 2021

      Yesterday I returned home and put a pin in my 4th summer as the Camp Director at Barstow. We were able to grow the youth Scout attendance by 27% from 2019 coming out of COVID and with the bankruptcy. Our staff was amazing and really put on a great camp. My own son and his buddy who...Read More

Friday Scouting Hot Finds Newsletter July 16, 2021

  In less than 36 hours my time at Camp Barstow this summer will be wrapped up and I'll be home with lots of memories and stories to tell from this summer. For someone who spends the majority of my time sitting at a computer this was a chance to get outside and connect with people after a long pandemic....Read More

Tuesday Scouting Hot Finds Newsletter July 13, 2021

    The reason I have always built the first block of the Hot Finds with the truly vintage items is because that's where I have the most fun picking. Just in this group there is vintage insignia, uniforms, sashes and even a sprinkle of OA.   Tonight Matt Delk and I have our final pop-up Scout museum. We usually...Read More

Recycling A Boy Scout Patch Collection From New England Unboxing Video

I was so happy that this Scouter found my website when it was time for him to part with his lifelong Boy Scout patch collection. For decades this Scouter had held onto the memorabilia and it represents his career in the movement. I can see from the box that he was a Vigil Honor member of the Order of the...Read More

Sunday Scouting Hot Finds Newsletter July 11, 2021

  Today begins the last week of camp at Barstow for 2021. We have had a great run and are capping it off with a full capacity week. The program has received rave reviews and our staff has been amazing in their ability to put out fires and keep their Scout spirit all summer.   Once I finally get home...Read More

Friday Scouting Hot Finds Newsletter July 09, 2021

  The storm has passed and the sun came out at Camp Barstow. We luckily only got a little bit of rain at 4 in the morning but despite our concern and preparations Elsa decided to pass us by.   Even with a small group of campers this week our pop-up museum was a huge hit. We had some Scout...Read More

Tuesday Scouting Hot Finds Newsletter July 06, 2021

    We have a smaller week of campers with the July 4 holiday falling on a Sunday this year. But the ones that are in camp are having fun. We should get brushed by some rain from Elsa later in the week but with our bundle system if we need to adjust schedules we have a lot of flexibility....Read More

Sunday Scouting Hot Finds Newsletter July 04, 2021

    Happy Independence Day! Tonight at camp we will try and celebrate that with a small part of our opening campfire. We have a smaller crowd than normal thanks to the holiday but I hope that will allow me to get out and about taking pictures and capturing the camp spirit rather than putting out fires.   As you...Read More

Friday Scouting Hot Finds Newsletter July 02, 2021

    The cool weather and occasional showers continue to help us enjoy a very mild summer in central South Carolina. I can look on the news and see that some parts of the country are not fareing as well this summer. Our high today is 78 degrees which is unheard of in July!   Our pop up Scout museum...Read More

Tuesday Scouting Hot Finds Newsletter June 29, 2021

  The irony is very real! I was sitting at my table at theTuscaloosa AL TOR when I got an email about a collection. Turns out the guy was from AL that attended the 1957 National Jamboree. We talked on the phone and miraculously the collection was in my box on Monday after the show.   I love getting time...Read More

Sunday Scouting Hot Finds Newsletter June 27, 2021

  I am sending the "Sunday" issue out late. Today is the beginning of Week 2 at camp and I was running from 7 AM until long after last night's campfire. We have a big crowd in camp and check-in and campfire went great. I apologize that some of these auctions have already ended but I wanted to try and...Read More


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