Archive October, 2019

Sunday Scouting Hot Finds Newsletter October 20, 2019

For the first time in probably 20 years I've been asked to be the speaker at a Scout dinner. This is a small group in Columbia but it's got me thinking about how I can bring in Scouting memorabilia to help illustrate the story. I think when you look at insignia, merit badges and Eagle medals that really tells a...Read More

Friday Scouting Hot Finds Newsletter October 18, 2019

Maybe the funnest thing about prepping for a campout is going through the garage and deciding what you are going to take. I am guilty of preferring car camping so I like to load up all the kitchen gadgets, lanterns and the rest. This morning before leaving the house I put some utensils in the washing machine just to make...Read More

Tuesday Scouting Hot Finds Newsletter October 15, 2019

Reflecting on that conservation this morning it occurred to me that I'm one of those guys that views this hobby NOT as a zero sum game. In other words there are not winners and losers. So if there is anything I can do to help the hobby in general (videos, podcast, moderating the Facebook Group, hosting a TOR) then it...Read More

Sunday Scouting Hot Finds Newsletter October 13, 2019

After running hundreds of auctions on my Oapatch account yesterday I decided to roll over all the unsold listings into my eBay store. This added almost 400 new items to my OA Patch Scout Memorabilia Store. All of these are BIN with Best Offer turned on. A few guys gave me grief on Facebook because I was running auctions for...Read More

Boy Scout Collection Unboxing 3 Generation Virginia Family Box

I often meet people online who are looking to recycle a Scouting collection back into the movement when nobody in their family is interested in keeping it. This collection came from Virginia but the items were probably from Scouts in Pennsylvania or maybe Ohio based on the patches I found. What's neat about this collection is that it's from multiple...Read More

Tuesday Scouting Hot Finds Newsletter October 8, 2019

While in FLA I did meet a Scouter who knew me from the patch world and we had a good laugh. It's funny how in a lot of ways the world of active Scouters and old patch collectors don't meet too often. I've learned the hard way it's difficult to be active in 2 units and work at a summer...Read More

Friday Scouting Hot Finds Newsletter October 4, 2019

In year 4 of the Charlotte Trade-O-Ree I have invited the BSA Supply Group (Charlotte warehouse) to have tables at the event so they can sell clearance and discontinued items. Back in the day some of you may remember attending their sidewalk sales that were put on with big tents in the parking lot on Westinghouse Blvd. You might could...Read More

Tuesday Scouting Hot Finds Newsletter October 1, 2019

If you have an eBay store then I have a welcome surprise for you today. You can claim your free shipping supplies as October 1st is the beginning of Q4. Remember to find your coupon you navigate to "manage store" and then "subscriber discounts". I've already spent my coupons early this morning which is compounded when you have 4 different...Read More

Sunday Scouting Hot Finds Newsletter October 28, 2018

  I also got an update on the Santee Lodge 116 TOR that will take place the first Saturday of 2019. What better place to hold a 1-day show than Myrtle Beach, SC in January. I know at first you might say wait you can't go in the ocean in January! But the truth is there are sooo many hotels...Read More

Friday Scouting Hot Finds Newsletter October 26, 2018

  This morning I'm going to fill a Best Hobby Pages order for a lodge trading post! I had a talk with one of the advisers on the phone who was lamenting that patch trading seems to have faded in his lodge. One way they are fighting back is to sell the BHP 6p Scout pages in their Trading Post....Read More

Sunday Scouting Hot Finds Newsletter October 14, 2018

    I sometimes get random emails from people asking me if I'm interested in stuff they come across. Yesterday I got one of those on something really old from an corner of the hobby that I don't really collect. However, I really want to go after this piece because it's just too cool. I don't want to jinx the...Read More

Tuesday Scouting Hot Finds Newsletter October 23, 2018

  I was so distracted because I'm up against a deadline to get the website finished and the leaders guide wrapped up for Camp Barstow. Tonight in Columbia, SC we have an appreciation night for the leaders and parents and will use that opportunity to promote the camp. I'm leaving work today around 2 PM to head that way.  ...Read More

Friday Scouting Hot Finds Newsletter October 21, 2018

  Our pack was well represented with more than a dozen new female Cubs in attendance. They put on a pretty good skit Saturday night. One of the youngest closed our campfire by reciting the Scout Law. My daughter Sophia got to bond with some of the older girls that will be charter members of a Scouts BSA troop in...Read More

Friday Scouting Hot Finds Newsletter October 19, 2018

    What I am going for in this new blog post is to see how collectors are using to organize and store their collection. Ask yourself this question. If you have thousands of dollars invested in your patch collection why would you store it in a shoebox or a gallon size zip-lock bag? I think that's where BHP...Read More

Tuesday Scouting Hot Finds Newsletter October 16, 2018

  I've just published information on the website with details on next year's Charlotte TOR. We are staying on the goldilocks weekend that is just after many lodge spring events but not too close to Easter or late April conclaves to create a conflict. I hope you can make plans to attend. This is our 3rd year and the show...Read More


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    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
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    Indian Trail, NC 28079
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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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