What The Heck Do You Do With A Flag?


I should be one to talk! My attic contains a collection of Scout campfire blankets from around the world. I hope that one day I’ll have a patch room big enough to display them, but until then they sit hidden in totes. Still I really am asking the question in this post, what are collectors doing chasing down and spending big money on flags? I was more than a little surprised when I saw what these puppies sold for on eBay!


1995 World Jamboree BSA Headquarters Flag



2003 World Jamboree BSA Flag



2005 National Jamboree Flag, Jamboree Division



2001 National Jamboree Flag, Jamboree Division



1953 Flag National Jamboree Central Indiana Troop 6



2001 National Jamboree Flag,Garrison Size



1993 National Jamboree Flag



1997 National Jamboree Flag





As a National Jamboree troop flag chaser, I can offer my explanation. You display them on special occasions. I’m planning on displaying my collection at our council’s 100th Anniversary annual dinner by hanging them around the room. I hope to have a 2010 flag by then. I’m still missing 1989 so if anybody has one I can buy or borrow, please let me know!

The only troop flag in the lot was the 1953, and it went very cheap imo. The generic flags were a little higher than I expected, but the GHQ and Jamboree Division prices were not a surprise. Keep in mind that a brand new flag will cost a minimum of $125 or so depending on the number of letters you have sewn on, so any Jamboree troop flag under $100 is being sold for less than cost.

By ISCA87L on November 26th, 2009 at 9:57 am

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