Tuesday Scouting Hot Finds Newsletter March 14, 2017

Over the next two weekends just about every OA lodge in my part of the country is having a Spring event. For some lodges is a Pow Wow but most call it their Spring Fellowship. I’ve secured a kitchen pass to bug out for the entire weekend (if you count coming home at the crack of dawn Sunday to make church). The work project list includes roofing which is one of the projects that I remember my dad took part in at our camp. So when I’m on top of a building Saturday hammering nails I’ll look up and smile.

In getting ready for the Trade-O-Ree one of the things I’ve been experimenting with is how to display neckerchief slides. A tip on Facebook led me to order a sample from a company that makes something called a Clip Strip. You actually see these in stores where they hang bags of chips and other snack items on the aisle or by the register. If I do a Facebook Live video this week I’ll be sure to show it to everyone because you kinda have to see it to understand.

Good news on the Cincinnati Ohio collection. A scouter that I talked to on the phone was able to easily figure out who the collection belonged to. Now normally this might raise some issues but he understood that the family was not easy to deal with and even though the collection took a trip down to North Carolina the bulk of the local stuff is now headed back home. Sometimes the Internet still amazes me that out of all the people in this country you can really make it a small world again.

Tonight on eBay I’ve got a lot of Jamboree Shoulder Strips ending from the 2005 Jambo. Also live for bids are some neat World Jamboree JSPs from 1983 and 1987. One can only imagine the memorabilia that will be dreamed up for the event at the Summit in 2019.





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