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 doesn’t even remember how he got it but I was sure happy to get that in the group. My copy is a reprint so now I have the real deal in my library.
The highlight of this guy’s Scouting career was a 45 day trip by train to Philmont to attend one of the early Jr. Leader Training courses. He told me he was there for 36 days in the early 1950s when he was an Explorer. This is one collection that I will definitely keep together as it’s got a great story.
I have 226 live auctions on eBay this week with about 25 OA pieces ending every night. Most of those are from a vintage OA collection that I’ve been selling over the last month.
I have decided to attend the Alabama Trade-O-Ree that Jon Hall puts on outside Tuscaloosa on May 7-8. This will be the first TOR that I’ve attended in over a year thanks to the pandemic. But as I just got my 2nd vaccine shot yesterday I don’t have any reason to stay home. 🙂