One Way To Recycle A Boy Scout Collection Back Into The Movement

35 pounds of Boy Scout patches arrived at my warehouse in Charlotte, NC this week and I honestly had no clue what was coming. I am a Scouting memorabilia collector and enjoy recycling these items back into the hands of other Scouts and Scouters through my website and social media. So when an Eagle Scout who was up in age decided it was time to find a new home his families Scouting collectibles he sent them to me sight unseen. Sure we had bounced emails around but he didn’t send any pictures to give me an idea what was coming in the boxes. So this unboxing video will show you the true first look at what this Scouter had collected.

The items tell a story of his families Scouting history. His dad grew up in New York and attended the famous Ten Mile River Scout Camp during the late 1960s. I suspect his father also attended the 1969 National Jamboree in Idaho. Meanwhile this Scouter was very active in the Order of the Arrow during the 1990s. He attended some National Order of the Arrow Conferences during that time while living in Colorado.

One of the cool items he sent was his personal Eagle Scout medal and merit badge sash. I am still a very active leader serving on the committee of a Scouts BSA troop. This coming week we have our Court of Honor and I’m going to display that grouping in a frame with labels to show the Scouts all the merit badges that he earned. I think sharing Scouting history is the best way to pass on these memories to the next generation.


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