Archive April, 2022

Multi Generational Boy Scout Collection Unboxing

Originally this video was filmed for my Scouting Hot Finds Insiders Patreon Group but I thought it was too good not to share with the everyone. So in editing I branded it as an exclusive to show you the kind of content you can get every month in my Patreon Group. So while many of you can catch the public...Read More

Boy Scout Memorabilia Collection Unboxing 1940s Eagle Scout and Explorer Ranger Award

For about a decade I have been heavily collecting memorabilia dedicated to the Senior Scouting program of the Boy Scouts of America. Those items include the original Explorer program along with Air Scouts (1940s) and all the subsequent versions that were aimed to serve older Scouts ages 14+. So as I buy collections from people I sometimes stumble upon the...Read More

100 Years of Eagle Scout Patches

In August of 1912 the first Eagle Scout Award was earned by a Scout from Rockville Center, NY named Arthur Eldred. Eventually more than two million Scouts would follow in his footsteps over the next century plus and achieve Scouting's highest award. For many years the late Dr. Terry Grove researched and published the history of the Eagle Scout Award....Read More

Boy Scout Collection Unboxing & My Memorabilia Collection Home Runs

Four very different Boy Scout collections get unboxed in this video including one that has memorabilia from two Eagle Scouts from the same family. This father (1935) and son (1960) Eagle Scout collection is impressive. The other collections are cool too including one from a 1950 era Scout who went to the 1950 National Jamboree and was inducted into the...Read More

Monster Texas Boy Scout National Jamboree Collection Unboxing 1953-1964

Sometimes when I talk to people on the phone about their Scout collection I sit up straight in the chair. That was the case with this Eagle Scout from Texas who told me the bulk of the collection was from his dad who was an Assistant Scoutmaster at four National Jamborees from 1953-1964. Pretty much in this collection there are...Read More

Sunday Scouting Hot Finds Newsletter March 27, 2022

    Sometimes I just catch a little inspiration and the next thing I know I'm diving into another project. Maybe I have some undiagnosed attention problems!? But Friday I decided to make a video that attempts to be an overview for collecting merit badges. For days I had been sorting my merit badge collection and I guess I just...Read More

Friday Scouting Hot Finds Newsletter March 25, 2022

    This week I published my latest unboxing and this one was a little different. I rarely am offered collections that are less than 10 years old. When I am they are usually a parent who's kid was in the program for a skinny minute and they are left with the $100 worth of uniform parts that they invested...Read More

Tuesday Scouting Hot Finds Newsletter March 22, 2022

    For better or worse over the last four months I have been piling up small collections that I've purchased in the corner of the office. During that time my focus has been squarely on trying to work through and list the inventory that was already bought and paid for here in the warehouse. So I was letting the...Read More

Sunday Scouting Hot Finds Newsletter March 20, 2022

    In the Friday issue I shared with ya'll that I got a "generalist" collection that has a broad swath of Scouting topics included. Saturday morning I drove down to Augusta GA to purchase a collection from the Midwest that was heavy on local stuff but also included a couple of niches that I can keep for an instant...Read More

Friday Scouting Hot Finds Newsletter March 18, 2022

    Wednesday I bought a collection that is very different from the ones that I see in my area. Most guys in the Carolinas are heavily focused on OA and a few have advanced camp and council collections. But I don't think I know of anyone that is what you might call a generalist. By that I mean someone...Read More

Tuesday Scouting Hot Finds Newsletter March 15, 2022

    I got an agonizing (for me) request recently that some of you can appreciate. Through my strategy of acquiring stuff I have lots of collections come through small and large. Recently I posted some cool camp staff pieces on eBay and was contacted by a Facebook friend that runs an upstart camp museum. He was looking to see...Read More

Sunday Scouting Hot Finds Newsletter March 13, 2022

    Saturday I got to spend the day at the Santee Lodge Spring Fellowship and see some old friends. I was also working on a project to update and finalize a patch checklist for Camp Coker. It's ironic how many issues I didn't realize where issued at the camp and council level over the last five years that I...Read More

Friday Scouting Hot Finds Newsletter March 11, 2022

    Yesterday, I published a really fun unboxing video that at first I was filming exclusively for my Patreon supporters. But I decided it was the type of video that should be shared with a wider audience because there was stuff in the box I had never seen before. The story of how I got this collection was part of...Read More

Tuesday Scouting Hot Finds Newsletter March 08, 2022

    Sunday I filmed a quick unboxing that was a bit nontraditional for me. This box only had 7 patches in it. But five of those were killer needs for my CSP collection that Steve Austin agreed to sell me from his collection. I wanted to share the moment with the readers because in this hobby you rarely get...Read More

Sunday Scouting Hot Finds Newsletter March 06, 2022

    I have a lot of irons in the fire in the patch warehouse and I thought I'd share them with the readers. Some of these are projects that I've already mentioned and a few are new. The update on the sash project is that we are 1/2 through ironing and sorting about 200 OA sashes that I cleaned...Read More


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    Charlotte Trade-O-Ree

    I Buy/Sell Memorabilia

    I Buy/Sell Boy Scout Memorabilia

    I have been an active Boy Scout collector for more than twenty-five years. I’ve been buying and selling patches on eBay since 1998. If you have a Boy Scout memorabilia collection you are interested in parting with please contact me…
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    About The Santeeswapper

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

    Jason Spangler
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    Indian Trail, NC 28079
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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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