Archive June, 2021

Boy Scout Patch Collection Unboxing – 1957 National Jamboree Alabama

Another collection recycled back into the hands of collectors! I got an email from a gentleman who attended the 1957 National Jamboree from Alabama who had kept his stuff all these years. We had a great phone conversation where I got to hear the details of his exploits at Valley Forge, PA all those years ago. In this unboxing you...Read More

Tuesday Scouting Hot Finds Newsletter June 15, 2021

  I just published another unboxing video even though I've been at camp for several days now. Luckily I have some "in the can" thanks to the work of my video editor Samuel. This was a fun collection from a guy that went to the 1960 and 1964 Jamboree.   What made this unboxing even more unusual is that the...Read More

1960 & 1964 Boy Scout Jamboree Collection Unboxing From Pennsylvania

When you get a collection in from a Jamboree Scout from the 1960s it's bound to have some interesting stuff. This collection did not disappoint. In fact this gentleman is a fan of my YouTube channel and I promised that I would get his collection included in one of my unboxings. Enjoy!

Sunday Scouting Hot Finds Newsletter June 13, 2021

  For those of you who have been loyal readers of this email you will already know that in 2019 I did a terrible job of keeping on schedule once camp started. I have some systems in place now that should make that easier but I am sure I'll eventually break my streak of publishing on time.   Thank you...Read More

Hollywood’s Calling! Can you help outfit some Scouts for a movie scene?

I am helping a Los Angeles based costumer provide authentic Boy Scout uniforms for an upcoming movie. The costumer needs to outfit over 100 Scouts for the scene. I have provided them with over 100 pounds of uniform parts. However, some things are so specific that I just don't have any more to offer. So I'm sourcing from the Scout...Read More

Friday Scouting Hot Finds Newsletter June 11, 2021

  I was contacted by a Los Angeles based costumer a few weeks ago. They are filming a movie that includes a scene with over 100 Scouts set in the early 1960s. I was able to provide them with over 100 pounds of uniform parts to help make everything as authentic as possible. But I am tapped out and need...Read More

Tuesday Scouting Hot Finds Newsletter June 8, 2021

  Today is neckerchief day in the warehouse. No that's not a Scout holiday you have never heard of. But rather it's the day we are scanning and getting ready to list probably 1000 Jamboree neckerchiefs followed by hundreds of NOAC neckerchiefs. There are several sorting projects that I am desperate to finish before pushing off for camp. I keep...Read More

Sunday Scouting Hot Finds Newsletter June 6, 2021

  I am getting today's issue out a little later as I just returned from a weekend of fun getting our camp and staff ready to welcome campers in about 2 weeks. The weather was great and we made a lot of progress getting the program areas set up. Bring on the staff week!   On my way home I...Read More

Friday Scouting Hot Finds Newsletter June 4, 2021

  Tomorrow on the way home from vacation I'm making a detour to Aiken, SC in order to buy a small collection. The owner is driving over from GA and that's our 1/2 way spot. He is really old school so it's person to person and cash only on this deal.   This weekend I am headed to Barstow for...Read More

#98 Scouting Hot Finds Radio Camp Book V2021 With Bob Sherman

Version III of the Camp Book II has been published and my guest is Bob Sherman who is the lead author on the project along with Dave Minnihan and Kevin Doyle. This latest version now tops out at 1600 pages identifying each known Boy Scout camp by alpha, state and council. In the interview Bob shares all the research that...Read More

Tuesday Scouting Hot Finds Newsletter June 1, 2021

  Does you camp do this? Our camp staff at Barstow tries to put on a "throwback Thursday" where we wear vintage uniforms to dinner. I got a call from a staff member yesterday trying to piece together some of the patches for his uniform to match. I don't know if that's planting a seed or not but getting Scouts...Read More

Sunday Scouting Hot Finds Newsletter June 28, 2020

Although during the live video I got the date wrong the patch I was really after was a 2008 contingent flap that has eluded me for over a decade. The gold "Bobfather" flap from Bob White Lodge 87 has been a thorn in my side for a long time. Since both the mom and son had one I can know...Read More

This was a really unusual collection for me to purchase. Essentially it was a mother/son collection. The mom was super active and served on the staff of both the 2010 and 2013 National Scout Jamborees. Her son was on the OA Service Corps at the 2010 National Jamboree. But what really got me excited to purchase this collection from them...Read More

Friday Scouting Hot Finds Newsletter June 26, 2020

This week I got to work on doing a total inventory of my stores. It's not gong to be a quick project with something like 30k items across multiple stores. However, I am already very satisfied with the new boxes. Going through everything gives me a chance to find mistakes and correct them before the item sells. The added bonus...Read More

Tuesday Scouting Hot Finds Newsletter June 23, 2020

These are a simpler design but made of the same type of corrugated plastic that Chris Jensen's classic black boxes (sorry no longer available for sale). I have several of those and they are great for storing and transporting. I didn't design a lid for these because what I really wanted was something that would fit perfectly on my own...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
    14039 Hwy 74 East
    Suite A6, #116
    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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