Archive December, 2019

Friday Scouting Hot Finds Newsletter December 13, 2019

Since I started this talk about live sales one of the goals was to combine an unboxing with this new format.  In other words as I pull items out of the box collectors can comment SOLD and buy the item literally out of my hands.  I am not going to state a definitive time for the Sunday sale just yet...Read More

Tuesday Scouting Hot Finds Newsletter December 10, 2019

In this video I took the advice of several collectors who left feedback. One change was doing it on night when people were able to watch instead of during the work day. The other change was having a wide variety of items. If you are on Facebook you can watch the replay of the live sale and of course everything...Read More

Sunday Scouting Hot Finds Newsletter December 08, 2019

Tonight at 7 PM Eastern I am going to run a new live sale video on Facebook. Thank you to several collectors who sent feedback on the first attempt at this new feature. I'm trying to incorporate those ideas into this new sale. For starters I'm doing it at a time that should be much more convenient for most collectors...Read More

Sunday Scouting Hot Finds Newsletter December 01, 2019

Why am I asking collectors to preregister for a sale? The way the live video works is that as I'm going through the items as soon as I show you the item and state the item number whoever is first to comment that the item is SOLD then takes that patch off the shelf and puts it in their shopping...Read More

Friday Scouting Hot Finds Newsletter November 29, 2019

The idea for this new strategy came from my unboxing videos. Normally, as I crack open a collection and pull items out people send me messages asking to purchase certain items that they spot. But I wasn't really set up for that and typically the items got sorted into boxes and put on a shelf. Now I'll be able to...Read More

Boy Scout Patch Collection Picking Trip

Ride along as I share video shot during an epic picking trip. When the day started I thought I was only getting one collection but a timely text message sent me a little further down the interstate to pick a 2nd collection while I was on the road. I often hear from families that have Scouting stuff that nobody in...Read More

Friday Scouting Hot Finds Newsletter December 28, 2018

Take a look at the auctions ending this weekend Yesterday we had a super productive work shop with many of the key staff members at Camp Barstow to plan curriculum. In 2019 we have 15 different programs and over 1/2 of them were represented in the meeting by the key staff member leading that piece. We are miles ahead of...Read More

Friday Scouting Hot Finds Newsletter December 21, 2018

Previewing the Dallas National Trade-O-Ree with Ron Aldridge Today I've got a preview of one of the big TORs coming up in the new year. In my interview with Ron Aldridge you can get all the details on the Dallas National TOR coming up the last weekend in January. This continues my push on the website to help promote TORs...Read More

Friday Scouting Hot Finds Newsletter December 23, 2018

Closing out 2018 with a bang tonight With this being the last Sunday before Christmas its a natural day to end auctions in the category. With so many people visiting family or otherwise tied up next week I expect today to be a banner day for listings to wrap up. Last night we had Christmas dinner with my side of...Read More

41st Dallas National Trade-O-Ree January 25-26, 2019

The Grapevine Texas Convention Center will once again be the host site of the 41st Dallas National Trade-O-Ree in early 2019. In this video Ron Aldridge shares many of the details of the event and explains what makes it a national event for the Scouting memorabilia community. Some of the unique aspects are a Thursday night get-together for collectors hosted...Read More

Scouting Hot Finds Radio #84: Teaching Scouting Heritage & Collections Merit Badge With Stuart Tucker

Listen to "#84: Teaching Scouting Heritage & Collections Merit Badge With Stuart Tucker" on Spreaker. Scouting collectors who have spent time learning about Scouting history have an obvious way to give back to the program. Collections merit badge allows a Scout to take a patch collection and with the right coaching fulfill the requirements. Scouting Heritage teaches Scouts about our...Read More

Tuesday Scouting Hot Finds Newsletter December 14, 2018

Last night I got another hat to wear in Scouting. I volunteered to serve on the troop committee in my daughters new Scouts BSA Troop 233 that is being formed in Charlotte. I am eminently qualified for the position of communications secretary responsible for setting up an email system and getting the word out for this brand new troop. In...Read More

South Carolina Trade-O-Ree January 18-19, 2019

Listen as Chris Jensen shares details on the South Carolina Trade-O-Ree to be held in Easley, SC on January 18-19, 2019. Streamwood has been hosting this event for decades now and always puts on a good show. Come out for the silent auctions, nearly 100 tables of Scouting vendors and to see Scouting history on display. Friday night features free...Read More

Tuesday Scouting Hot Finds Newsletter December 11, 2018

The winter storm that came through North Carolina largely missed our house although the Internet is still out at my warehouse. So I printed the invoices for shipping at home, went to the office to pull orders, and now I'm home again to process and ship. The joys of eCommerce when your internet is down you are dead in the...Read More

Sunday Scouting Hot Finds Newsletter December 9, 2018

Planting a seed for my Cub Scouts I have an abbreviated newsletter today. We are starting down a snow storm in North Carolina and I had to speed things up so I could spend some time with the family. I do have a few surprises in here so I hope you will read through and enjoy clicking on the auctions...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
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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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