Tuesday Scouting Hot Finds Newsletter January 16, 2018

This is the 3rd edition of this book and it’s clearly an upgrade in every way. In the past I only released the book by going to camp and handing out printed copies during a patch talk. The last time was 2010. While I do see the value in doing all that again the key is making it as easy as possible for people to access, share and preserve the information. So as other lodges in my area have done we decided to make it a publicly available PDF that you can download for free.

I already had someone from another lodge send me a question about the format because they would like to do something similar as a camp book. I am pretty old school so I’ll share that it was done in MS Word with tables. We decided how many patches could fit on a page and had rows and columns to make it all fit. I’m sure there are some fancier programs (I used MS Publisher in the previous editions) but this one worked well and will allow it to be easily updated.

In conjunction with giving out the PDF I have also decided to run an extended sale on my Santee 116 collection on ScoutPatchHQ.com. I’ve got dupes on 95% of the items that the lodge ever issued since I’m kinda a hoarder when it comes to patches with the Carolina Parakeet on them.

Now that I’ve finished this book the next question is what do I tackle? Is it time to make a similar book for Dixie Fellowship issues? There have never been a book for Camp Coker my home camp. These projects are labors of love so we will see what I can commit to.




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