Sunday Scouting Hot Finds Newsletter March 07, 2021

    I spent hours Friday afternoon rearranging chairs on the Titanic. Ok well not quite that bad but I was moving boxes and totes on the upper shelves in my warehouse that I could only get to on a tall ladder. What started as a simple request from one of my Webelos dads to find his kid a pair...Read More

Friday Scouting Hot Finds Newsletter March 05, 2021

    As I say in the video Bill was the NY state editor for the Blue Book while I was a younger collector branching out into chasing other lodges during that time in the mid 1990s. I lean heavy on Bill's first hand experience going from the more name/number focus of the pocket books to the evolution to Arapaho...Read More

Tuesday Scouting Hot Finds Newsletter March 02, 2021

    When you watch the video I am almost embarrassed to say how many times I went on and on about the patches from Hawaii. I have never bought a collection from that part of the country so all of the designs were new for me. Plus some of these like the old conclave patches match my personal collections....Read More

Sunday Scouting Hot Finds Newsletter February 28, 2021

    came on a killer 1950s vest. This 1947 Area Meeting patch from Texas is among the items ending tonight on eBay from that vest. I've also got some other OA rounds, Explorer conference patches and even a 1949 Canadian Jamboree felt pennant. I don't usually get vests like this but these were light sewn and not washed so...Read More

Friday Scouting Hot Finds Newsletter February 26, 2021

    Unlike Rick Stewart I have not visited very many Scouting musuems. The Lawrence E. Lee Scout Museum is located at Camp Carpenter. Greg shares that they exhibits there are second to none. If that's not reason enough to attend the show they also do a Lobsterfest meal that features Maine lobster with all the trimmings. He had me...Read More

Tuesday Scouting Hot Finds Newsletter February 23, 2021

    I listened to the interview again this morning and realized that I kept coming back to a central theme. It's up to the veteran collectors to share their knowledge with the next generation if we want to preserve and grow the hobby. Certainly his website has been a great example of that all these years. You will also...Read More

Sunday Scouting Hot Finds Newsletter February 21, 2021

    I also picked up my Mother-In-Law while on the way back home. So there has not been too much time to sort it out completely. However, the mugs are washed and the patches are out of the bags and album pages ready to be sorted. I usually don't drive 6 hours for collections like this but the circumstances...Read More

Friday Scouting Hot Finds Newsletter February 19, 2021

    The last time I drove to go pick up a collection my alternator went out and I was saved by my old lodge brother. He lent me a car and got my Buick Rendezvous towed to his mechanic. This time I'm hoping that my 17 year old SUV with nearly 200k miles will not have any such trouble....Read More

Tuesday Scouting Hot Finds Newsletter February 16, 2021

    Right at the beginning off the video I opened a Ziplock of patches that had some non BSA items in it. The Playboy bunny is not what got people talking. Instead it was a patch that I called an "Indianapolis Colts" patch. For those of us not from the area that is rubbing salt in an old wound....Read More

Sunday Scouting Hot Finds Newsletter January 31, 2021

    We met at the Wal-Mart in Lake City, SC to do a deal in the parking lot. But as often happens we spent 10 minutes looking at stuff and 30 minutes talking about his memories of Scouting and a little bit of politics. Interestingly he joined Scouts as a teenager and blazed through to get his Eagle in...Read More

Friday Scouting Hot Finds Newsletter January 29, 2021

  The format for this video is pretty straight forward. We bounced ideas around and came up with about 4 questions/topics we wanted to give answers and commentary on. The first one was what is something really special that you added to your collection during the pandemic? I am sure some of you would have things to hold up for...Read More

Sunday Scouting Hot Finds Newsletter January 31, 2021

This weekend I visited my mom in SC but still made time to go picking. Through an old lodge friend I was connected with a gentleman who grew up in the update of SC that wanted to sell his Scouting memorabilia.   We met at the Wal-Mart in Lake City, SC to do a deal in the parking lot. But...Read More

Tuesday Scouting Hot Finds Newsletter January 26, 2021

    If you have been to the pop up museum at recent NOACs then you have seen a portion of Russell's amazing collection. Always up for a challenge he read Chris Jensen's copy of the Wabaningo book and asked "how hard would these be to get"? Now if there ever was a true reason for someone to use the...Read More

Sunday Scouting Hot Finds Newsletter January 24, 2021

    We got Zuko in June when he was about six weeks old. He has been just about the most loving and people friendly cat we have ever owned. But he has a few quirks as he was born from a family of barn cats in rural South Carolina. He has this thing about plastic bags! He will find...Read More

Friday Scouting Hot Finds Newsletter January 22, 2021

    I have been actively working on my name/number collection for the last 6 months. During that time I've researched all the mergers to make sure my spreadsheet is accurate, printed labels with identifying historical information, and started repackaging my collection into plastic. More importantly I started going on a buying spree purchasing needs from many of the dealers...Read More

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