Archive November, 2019

Sunday Scouting Hot Finds Newsletter November 03, 2019

Yesterday I picked up over 1,000 neckerchiefs that are scanned and ready to list. Turns out one of my old employees lives and works in Charlotte now. So sometimes she will take a batch of stuff off my hands and process it for listing. This stash includes about every neckerchief I had in my warehouse from OA to camps and...Read More

Tuesday Scouting Hot Finds Newsletter November 27, 2018

Typically Tuesday is the day during the week that my employee takes off and I have the office to myself. However, getting into the office at 6 AM means I have to get a solid to-do list together to be productive. Today that means breaking out a new lodge from the GA collection and getting some more consignment items up....Read More

Sunday Scouting Hot Finds Newsletter November 25, 2018

  Although the holiday season is upon us there is a TOR just around the corner that I'll be attending. The longest running TOR in North Carolina will be held two weekends from now. The Old Hickory TOR is held in Winston-Salem, NC. This year they are adding a live and silent auction Saturday.   The Saturday of the Old...Read More

Friday Scouting Hot Finds Newsletter November 23, 2018

  I have a very cool collection on the way from a lady who offered to sell me her father's stuff. It's a very small collection but includes all the stuff he traded for at the 1937 Jamboree. It has the paper and the strange stuff people brought to trade including some Spanish moss in a bag from Mississippi. I...Read More

Tuesday Scouting Hot Finds Newsletter November 20, 2018

  Scott Wheeler sent me a message asking for the details of how I got my kid selling on eBay to pay her bills. I told him that sounded like a good blog post topic and so this morning I typed up the story and shared our recipe in My Kid Pays Her Cell Phone Bill Selling On eBay. It...Read More

My Kid Pays Her Cell Phone Bill Selling On eBay

In a recent edition of the Scouting Hot Finds Newsletter I mentioned how I was trying to teach my 14 year old daughter how to fish. Actually I think the Chinese proverb reads, "Give a man a fish and you feed him for a day. Teach a man to fish and you feed him for a lifetime". In plain speak...Read More

Sunday Scouting Hot Finds Newsletter November 18, 2018

  Friday I listed over 600 items from a collection of mostly SAPs that I've been sitting on for about a year. Right now these are only on my Scoutpatchhq store where I can avoid eBay fees. Probably before Thanksgiving I'll cross list them to eBay as well.   Last week I did get in a huge box but I...Read More

Friday Scouting Hot Finds Newsletter November 16, 2018

  I want to thank Jason Shull who shard with me scans of the earliest Camp Barstow patches. The design in 1930 was a little rough but then in 1931 it was a little more professional and added the yellow background that we've incorporated. I don't have a collection of Camp Barstow patches but I'd love to see someone do...Read More

Friday Scouting Hot Finds Newsletter November 09, 2018

  My daughter was always going last night but we were excited when two of her besties from youth group and church basketball also came. I think the age range was rising 6th graders through current 9th graders. The Scoutmaster took the girls outside for about 30 minutes towards the end so the parents could ask some nitty gritty questions....Read More

Tuesday Scouting Hot Finds Newsletter November 13, 2018

  I am sure many collectors have had moments when they put something up for sale because of a bill coming due. I've got a pair of super tough Philmont Ranger jacket patches(1971, 1972) up for bids for a simple goal. Sophia's fees for the 2019 WSJ are about $2500. Even selling these two won't pay for 1/2 of the...Read More

Sunday Scouting Hot Finds Newsletter November 11, 2018

  This was a cool trip partially because it was a place that I had camped at with my troop as a Boy Scout back in the day. Now living in Charlotte this park is only an hour away. Today the girls hiked the battlefield trail and earned the patch. My contribution to the trip included breakfast this morning in...Read More

Friday Scouting Hot Finds Newsletter November 30, 2018

Since Tuesday a lot has happened!  I spent the better part of a day working to improve my website  I found a few bugs that made navigation difficult and there were some pages that needed to be fixed.  So today I can share that I'm not only proud to share the improved site but that I'm recording my first...Read More

Tuesday Scouting Hot Finds Newsletter November 06, 2018

  This year at camp we are rolling out a completely new program model. We have been promoting it heavily in the council and now that the website is live we can spread the word to the masses. It's interesting how today any troop in the southeast is really our target market. As you know troops today think nothing of...Read More

Sunday Scouting Hot Finds Newsletter November 04, 2018

  I know some of you think my Scouting adventures are crazy so listen to this week. Tonight I have a Girl Scout meeting (I registered Friday as an official co-leader) in preparation for next weekend's camping trip. After a Pack meeting Monday the next big event is the informational meeting for our church's new Scouts BSA Girl Troop Thursday...Read More

Friday Scouting Hot Finds Newsletter November 02, 2018

  Last night I traveled to Camden, SC to attend the Wateree District Committee meeting and round table. I was there to pitch Camp Barstow to the folks that live on the eastern edge of the council. Ironically I made a connection with one of the adult leaders who grew up in my home council. We told old camp and...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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