Sunday Scouting Hot Finds Newsletter May 15, 2022

    I'm getting the Hot Finds published a little later in the day as we were at camp all weekend to help get it ready for the summer. There was a really good turnout. I told the ranger that the most beautiful sound was a pressure washer that I could still hear running at 5 PM Saturday which meant...Read More

Friday Scouting Hot Finds Newsletter May 13, 2022

    Over the last 48 hours I have recycled almost 100 pounds of Scouting memorabilia by essentially giving it away for free. In sorting out the warehouse and trying to get things off the top shelves (thanks Fire Marshall Bill) I decided to just post them on FB and let people have them for free if they would agree...Read More

Tuesday Scouting Hot Finds Newsletter May 10, 2022

    Today marks 24 days until summer camp so last night I tried something I have not done in my adult life. I started a daily journal to help me plan for what needs to get accomplished and reflect on where I am in the count down. That sparked some ideas for today's warehouse projects including tagging uniforms, pricing...Read More

Sunday Scouting Hot Finds Newsletter May 08, 2022

    Yesterday I went into the office for a few hours to tie up some loose ends and get a little more organized. One of my genius ideas was a little too clever it turns out. I have become very focused on the fact that I have less than 30 days before I leave for summer camp. So I...Read More

Friday Scouting Hot Finds Newsletter May 06, 2022

    I finally worked on editing the video I recorded of my effort to sort out over thirty collections before going to summer camp. The full version is about 10 minutes long and is posted in my Patreon Group as the May 2022 Inside the Warehouse feature. But I took less than a minute of that video (the time lapse portion)...Read More

Tuesday Scouting Hot Finds Newsletter May 03, 2022

    As much as I'm a thread head and patch dealer (which gets a bad rap in Scouting) I try and also be a helpful volunteer Scouter. But there are seasons in Scouting and I'm coming to the end of one of those. My daughter will age out of our Scouts BSA girl troop in a couple of months...Read More

Sunday Scouting Hot Finds Newsletter May 01, 2022

    Have you ever started a project and then been so determined to finish you look up and it's 1 AM and your wife is texting you? This was me last night as I was determined to unbox collections I had purchased dating back to January so that I could sort them before leaving for summer camp in 4...Read More

Friday Scouting Hot Finds Newsletter April 29, 2022

    I'm not sure I ever came up with a name for my spring long project to list all the odd ball stuff in my eBay Store but I should have. Yesterday, I focused on hat pins and got hundreds and hundreds put up at fixed price. OA, Jamboree, Woodbadge, you name it I added them to the Patchblanket eBay...Read More

Sunday Scouting Hot Finds Newsletter April 24, 2022

    The inaugural E-7 Cornerstone Conclave was a success this weekend at Camp Barnhardt. A little less than 600 Arrowmen from ten lodges across the section attended the event and enjoyed the most beautiful weather. Down the road at Camp Tuscarora in the east Nayawin Rar hosted the Cardinal Conclave. I only know of two people that attended both...Read More

Friday Scouting Hot Finds Newsletter April 22, 2022

    In a few hours I'll be pushing off to join hundreds (used to be over 1000) Arrowmen at the SR-5 conclave. I'm not sure if we are using the new numbering system yet or if this is officially the last SR-5 branded event. But regardless it's at a familiar camp that I've been to twice before (2001, 2011)...Read More

Tuesday Scouting Hot Finds Newsletter April 19, 2022

    I just published a new unboxing video that came with a nice surprise. As you will see in the video I wasn't surprised as I had seen pictures from the guy before making the deal. But rolled up in some red felt was one of my favorite pieces of Scouting memorabilia. Click the image link below to see...Read More

Sunday Scouting Hot Finds Newsletter April 17, 2022

    Today I'm very late getting the newsletter out as we were visiting my MIL and helping her move. I did score an awesome portfolio binder that my Sister-In-Law didn't want that has big 17x22 inch pages (perfect for patches). I'm also trying to see if a small pocket sized Nikon digital camera still works. Always a scavenger for...Read More

Friday Scouting Hot Finds Newsletter April 15, 2022

    It's not often that you get to go on a pick in your home council territory. Yesterday I spent the day in Florence, SC on a massive pick to help an old Scouting friend that some of you know (Julian Fowler) clean out his upstairs office. Julian is a collector and some of you will remember him from...Read More

Tuesday Scouting Hot Finds Newsletter April 12, 2022

    Back in 2012 I attended the Dallas TOR and more importantly a session that the late Dr. Terry Grove did with Ron Oslin and Jim Erickson. This was during the time that I was just starting my podcast so I received permission from the presenters to video tape their talk on 100 Years of Eagle Scout Patches. Just...Read More

Sunday Scouting Hot Finds Newsletter April 10, 2022

    This week I actually published two different unboxing videos. The one from earlier in the week I failed to give you guys a link to. So I've got a screen grab and link below. This one was a terrific Texas collection where everything in the box was pre1965. Some of these items have already made it onto eBay...Read More

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