Archive September, 2021

Tuesday Scouting Hot Finds Newsletter September 28, 2021

  This week I'm running a sale in my Shopify Store on thousands of items. You can click the link and the coupon will already be in your shopping cart so you can get 20% off. I have been linking my eBay inventory there too so this might be a way to get something on your watchlist at a discount.   Last...Read More

Sunday Scouting Hot Finds Newsletter September 26, 2021

  This week I am prepping to drive down to Florida to attend the camp shows put on for south Florida troops in two different councils. These councils don't operate summer camps so for many years they have sponsored 1-day expos and let other camps from around the southeast (and beyond!) come pitch to their units. We have done pretty...Read More

Friday Scouting Hot Finds Newsletter September 24, 2021

  For the first time since helping Russell Smart set up a Shopify store to begin selling his OA odd shape collection he is running a sale. Visit to see the incredible selection of OA odd shaped he collected over a couple decades.   This has been the first week on the job for a new lady who has joined my...Read More

Friday Scouting Hot Finds Newsletter September 17, 2021

  Last night Matthew Delk showed up with the tables (THANKS!) and a small team of volunteers from our Scouts BSA troop helped set up the room. Today we are welcoming vendors from many states and visitors as far away as Oregon (welcome Christopher!). I posted a picture yesterday on Facebook of the uHaul that I rented loaded to bear....Read More

Boy Scout Collection Unboxing 40 Pounds of Memories from a 1960s Pennsylvania Scouter

I was very happy to help this Scouter from PA find a new home for his collection. In this unboxing video I crack open the two boxes and go through what he kept all these years. In the video you will see lots of Scouting items from PA including OA, camps and council event patches. But he also did some...Read More

Tuesday Scouting Hot Finds Newsletter September 14, 2021

    I've rented the Uhaul truck and have spoken to all the key people involved with helping to put on the Charlotte TOR. The signs are out at the church and we are ready to welcome all the visitors. Today I've got a coupon code offer in the Hot Finds for anyone that needs to order Best Hobby Pages....Read More

Sunday Scouting Hot Finds Newsletter September 12, 2021

    Friday I got a good system running with my ladies in the office to prep items for the silent auction items at the Charlotte TOR. I have 1/2 dozen Rubbermaid tubs full of items that we are going to run through the auctions. In the office we are tagging everything with bid sheets and labels. My goal is...Read More

Friday Scouting Hot Finds Newsletter September 10, 2021

  The last few days I've been pulling stuff off the shelf and putting tags on it for next weekend's Charlotte TOR. I discovered a forgotten tub of Boy Scout duffel bags and Jamboree fanny packs. I will also have four Apple bags at the TOR that I really don't think I need to hold onto forever.   I know...Read More

Tuesday Scouting Hot Finds Newsletter September 7, 2021

  Tomorrow I'm interviewing a new employee to come learn the world of selling Scouting memorabilia. This lady is a friend of one of my current employees and her two sons have been through the program. But now as an empty nester (one is in college) she is interested in getting into a part time role where you can wear...Read More

Sunday Scouting Hot Finds Newsletter September 5, 2021

  Yesterday I was able to combine two things that I love to do. At 5:30 PM a couple visited me at the warehouse to sell a small but vintage late 1950s early 1960s collection. I worked on sorting and taking pictures of the collection leading up to 7 PM kickoff for my SC Gamecocks who were playing an FCS...Read More

Friday Scouting Hot Finds Newsletter September 3, 2021

  Yesterday I had a visitor in the patch warehouse. Greg McDaniel who I've known since the 1990s came up to help me sort out my tubs of Philmont stuff. Everything from Philmont that I've accumulated over the last decade of buying collections was in a couple of large Rubbermaid tubs. With his help we got it sorted into about...Read More

Tuesday Scouting Hot Finds Newsletter August 31, 2021

  I listen to a lot of podcasts while I'm working and in the online world they have term for the people who are your supporters. The term is "super fans" but I don't think that really fits for anybody in a collecting space. When I wanted to create a way to connect with folks that appreciated my content I...Read More