Sunday Scouting Hot Finds Newsletter January 24, 2016


Well for any of you out there that have worked on a lodge memorabilia history book I hope you’ve taken time by now to review the major changes proposed in the reworking of the Blue Book. One of the most notable is dropping the “S” designation for solid embroidered flaps and making “F” be the letter used to describe all flap shaped insignia regardless of its material. That in turn would renumber most lodges completely. See maybe you should read and comment on this before it becomes final. Click here to take part.

Well in the process of packing this weekend that included going through all my Boy Scout memorabilia reference material. I had them in a couple of different places and merged all the piles together and discovered a had a few dupes. I’ll be listing on those on my Facebook Bargain Store tomorrow including a copy of the original 1970s Arapahoe.

One of the coolest parts of this cleaning project was reading the first couple pages of each book. I was not really familiar with some of the authors but it’s amazing to lay them all out on the floor and literally look at the history of this hobby. If I really find some time I’d like to make a blog post listing all these works to share on the net. Almost all of them are hopelessly out of print but still it’s neat to see the DNA of the hobby in these reference books.

So far this year the readers of the Hot Finds have purchased 48 boxes of cookies online to help pay for my daughter Sophia to attend a camp at the BSA High Adventure base in WV. This year the Girl Scouts have made it even easier to sell cookies to friends online. The simple storefront here lets you pick any flavor and have them shipped to your house. Sophia still gets credit and you get months, or weeks or for some of you just a couple days worth of yummy treats that almost taste better coming out of the freezer.

The most recent new folder in my Facebook Bargain Store is one dedicated to the patches issued by the Scout Patch Collectors Facebook Group. I’ve got some of these in dupe and I included some bulk deals to help me close them out. I also added a folder with some repro OA jacket patches that are looking for a new home. What’s next? Well for some reason my patch addiction got the better of me this week and I purchased nearly 1,000 CSPs and JSPs from two different guys. I’m going to roll the dice and list those on FB at and see if they will move.







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