Archive April, 2021

Just Announced! Charlotte Trade-O-Ree September 17-18, 2021

4th Annual Charlotte Trade-O-Ree We have a date!  The rescheduled 4th Annual Charlotte Trade-O-Ree will be held September 17-18, 2021 at Sardis Presbyterian Church at 6100 Sardis Rd, Charlotte, NC 28270. This event will feature over 100 tables of Scouting memorabilia with vendors coming from surrounding states to fill the 7,000 square foot church gym.  There is no charge for...Read More

Friday Scouting Hot Finds Newsletter April 30, 2021

  I finally have a date to announce for the postponed Charlotte Trade-O-Ree. After our Governor announced that by June 1 North Carolina would be done with gathering limitations I got the church to return my emails. So I'm happy to announce here first that the Charlotte TOR will be held on September 17-18, 2021.   This date works out...Read More

Tuesday Scouting Hot Finds Newsletter April 27, 2021

  This week I published my latest unboxing video. This one is fun as the items I got were from New York but discovered in a trunk in TX. Every once in a while I get a call from somebody who was never a Scout but just stumbled across a collection. This one was hiding in a vintage trunk and...Read More

New York Boy Scout Collection Unboxing Via Texas

I got a call from someone in the Lone Star State that had purchased a vintage trunk at a sale. After cutting the lock off he found that in the bottom there was a bunch of old Scout stuff. Most of it was from New York but it included some interesting old pieces as old as a 1935 Jamboree patch....Read More

Sunday Scouting Hot Finds Newsletter April 25, 2021

  I am home from conclave which means shower, shave, and you know what else. I've had some time to list items on my eBay store from the event. Check out the Dixie Fellowship category to see what I was able to get extra of. I've priced everything as a BIN.   It was an unbelievable weekend to finally (finally!!!) be at...Read More

Friday Scouting Hot Finds Newsletter April 23, 2021

  In the next few hours I'll be pushing off to attend the event formerly known as the Dixie Fellowship. It's a new day as Tsali Lodge hosts the Cornerstone Conclave in what promises to be a much smaller event due to Covid. Some lodges have had a hard time getting Scouts to register for a myriad of reasons. I...Read More

Tuesday Scouting Hot Finds Newsletter April 20, 2021

  The first weekend of the new Shopify Store that I built for Russell Smart was a good start. We pulled in over a dozen orders and got some good stuff shipped out Monday morning to happy collectors. There is stlll plenty more to rehome so check out SmartScoutPatches.com today.   This weekend I am traveling to the SR-5 Conclave (formerly known...Read More

Sunday Scouting Hot Finds Newsletter April 18, 2021

  This weekend I've published a Top 10 video for the Boy Scout category covering the last three weeks of March. This one picks up where #28 left off. When I made that one I said I was looking for feedback. I got lots of positive comments but the time commitment to create these meant that I needed to finds...Read More

Scouting Hot Finds Boy Scout Category Top 10 List #29

Belt buckles, a Scout axe and some nice patches all sold for over $1k in the last part of the month in the Boy Scout category of eBay. In this video I count down the Top 10 items that sold and give you some historical perspective, comment on the bidding and maybe explain why these pieces are so valuable and...Read More

Friday Scouting Hot Finds Newsletter April 16, 2021

  Back in Episode #91 of the Scouting Hot Finds Radio podcast Russell Smart shared that he was beginning to break up his fantastic OA odd shape collection. As most of you know he has been selling the 100 best pieces in a flipbook private sale. Today I am announcing the beginning of his next phase - SmartScoutPatches.com.   I've collaborated with Russell...Read More

Tuesday Scouting Hot Finds Newsletter April 13, 2021

  This week I published a great unboxing video from an 86 year old gentlemen who joined the Cub Scouts in 1944. I talked to him on the phone and really enjoyed listening to his stories growing up in IL during that era.   Unbelievably he had an original copy of the Wabaningo Lodge Emblem Handbook in perfect condition. He...Read More

WWII Era Boy Scout Collection Unboxing Philmont, Wabaningo and More

When I got the phone call on this collection my ears lit up. On the other side of the line was an 86 year old gentleman who joined the Cub Scouts in 1944 went through the Boy Scout program in the years after the war and became an Explorer in 1950. This experience in Scouting included a 45 day trip...Read More

Sunday Scouting Hot Finds Newsletter April 11, 2021

  This weekend the parking lot was full at Camp Barstow which was great to see. This was the largest event at the camp since COVID struck and a great warm up to having campers in a few months.   The event was the council's annual Merit Badge University. My Program Director and I had the opportunity to speak to...Read More

The Camp Book II Version 3 (2021) Definitive Guide To BSA Camps

I am happy to announce the Camp Book II Version 3 (2021) is now available for sale.  Bob Sherman has graciously agreed to allow me to publish the book as I have since 2012.  The latest update features a wealth of additions from the last update in 2014.  So what is the Camp Book II?   It is a complete...Read More

Friday Scouting Hot Finds Newsletter April 09, 2021

  Today the Camp Book II V3 goes live! This is the amazing reference book by Sherman, Doyle and Minnihan that was first published in 2012, The 2021 edition is 1612 pages and includes listings by camp, council and state. In addition there is a 36 page section on segregated Scout camps.   The authors have multiple ways you can...Read More

  

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    Camp Director, Eagle Scout, Order of the Arrow Vigil Honor Member and past Chief, lifelong Scouter and patch collector.

    Jason Spangler
    14039 Hwy 74 East
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    Indian Trail, NC 28079
    (910) 671-4919 [text or call – leave a message]
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    I started collecting Boy Scout memorabilia when I was inducted into Santee Lodge 116, Order of the Arrow at Camp Coker in the summer of 1986. All the guys of ISWA chapter in Elk campsite seemed to be trading and since my dad sent me to camp with a small bag of patches, I jumped in and never looked back....

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