Friday Scouting Hot Finds Newsletter October 23, 2020



Growing up I spent 7 summers on staff at Camp Coker and countless weekends there for OA events. Some years ago I did some quick math and figured out that I have spent more than a year of my life (365+nights) at that camp. So I am very excited to bring my son and his patrol to my old stomping grounds. I don’t know if you have ever tried to calculate how many nights you have slept at your home camp but I’ll just say their ought to be a t-shirt for that. 🙂


Yesterday was the funeral for one of our fellow cloth hounds Jimmy Arthurs. Jimmy was a one of the good ones who always loved to trade. In fact until very recently I don’t recall ever seeing him sell a patch – he did it for the fun of collecting. He was at every NOAC, Dixie and Cardinal Conclave for decades and if you were a 1:1 patch trader all those years you might have shaken his hand. He will be dearly missed by the brothers of Eswau Huppeday lodge where he has a key adviser.


This week I worked on what you might call the final sort in my warehouse. When I packed up and moved back in March these were the boxes that were hastily packed and labeled “patches need to sort”. A few boxes were small collections that I purchased but never got around to opening. So I used my work table to organize everything into containers for OA, insignia, camps etc. I found 2 patches that are in the $500+ range so that was definitely worth the effort. Now to get them scanned and listed to really put a pin in the project.


I have 272 live auctions on eBay going into this weekend. On Sunday there are 100+ flaps ending. This will finish my run on OA conclaves. I’ve gone through a giant collection of those mostly from the last 25 years.


I know on Sunday I will be a little later getting the Hot Finds published as I’ll be coming back from camping. But I should have it out in the afternoon. I hope you have some great plans for this weekend.




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