Tuesday Scouting Hot Finds Newsletter June 15, 2021

  I just published another unboxing video even though I've been at camp for several days now. Luckily I have some "in the can" thanks to the work of my video editor Samuel. This was a fun collection from a guy that went to the 1960 and 1964 Jamboree.   What made this unboxing even more unusual is that the...Read More

Sunday Scouting Hot Finds Newsletter June 13, 2021

  For those of you who have been loyal readers of this email you will already know that in 2019 I did a terrible job of keeping on schedule once camp started. I have some systems in place now that should make that easier but I am sure I'll eventually break my streak of publishing on time.   Thank you...Read More

Friday Scouting Hot Finds Newsletter June 11, 2021

  I was contacted by a Los Angeles based costumer a few weeks ago. They are filming a movie that includes a scene with over 100 Scouts set in the early 1960s. I was able to provide them with over 100 pounds of uniform parts to help make everything as authentic as possible. But I am tapped out and need...Read More

Tuesday Scouting Hot Finds Newsletter June 08, 2021

  Today is neckerchief day in the warehouse. No that's not a Scout holiday you have never heard of. But rather it's the day we are scanning and getting ready to list probably 1000 Jamboree neckerchiefs followed by hundreds of NOAC neckerchiefs. There are several sorting projects that I am desperate to finish before pushing off for camp. I keep...Read More

Sunday Scouting Hot Finds Newsletter June 06, 2021

  I am getting today's issue out a little later as I just returned from a weekend of fun getting our camp and staff ready to welcome campers in about 2 weeks. The weather was great and we made a lot of progress getting the program areas set up. Bring on the staff week!   On my way home I...Read More

Friday Scouting Hot Finds Newsletter June 04, 2021

  Tomorrow on the way home from vacation I'm making a detour to Aiken, SC in order to buy a small collection. The owner is driving over from GA and that's our 1/2 way spot. He is really old school so it's person to person and cash only on this deal.   This weekend I am headed to Barstow for...Read More

Tuesday Scouting Hot Finds Newsletter June 01, 2021

  Does you camp do this? Our camp staff at Barstow tries to put on a "throwback Thursday" where we wear vintage uniforms to dinner. I got a call from a staff member yesterday trying to piece together some of the patches for his uniform to match. I don't know if that's planting a seed or not but getting Scouts...Read More

Sunday Scouting Hot Finds Newsletter May 30, 2021

  Tomorrow I will publish my next podcast. This is an interview with Bob Sherman on the newest version of the Camp Book. He shares all the details about the latest update to that project. You can find all episodes of the podcast on my website. Matt Delk has a cool idea for a talk he wants to do during our...Read More

Friday Scouting Hot Finds Newsletter May 28, 2021

  I have just 6 more working days in the office before I push off for summer camp. I think it would be accurate to say at this point I have no idea how I'm going to get it all done. I need to spend a day or two in my antique mall booth stocking the shelves, open more collections...Read More

Tuesday Scouting Hot Finds Newsletter May 25, 2021

  I've got another unboxing video out today. This one is interesting because it's kinda a part 2. The gentleman who sent me a box of his dad's stuff several months ago decided to send me another box. This time it had more of his own stuff and some of his son's unwanted items. No killer pieces but I did...Read More

Sunday Scouting Hot Finds Newsletter May 23, 2021

  Yesterday I went to go purchase a North Carolina collection. This might just be the first such picking trip for my patch wagon (as my friend named it). On the way home I stopped at the local BBQ restaurant as I was in Lexington style territory. I have to say my favorite is the midlands mustard based sauce but...Read More

Friday Scouting Hot Finds Newsletter May 21, 2021

  Tomorrow I am going to do my good duty as a volunteer and also do some picking. My son's troop has a day hike planned for their May activity. I signed up to be a driver so I'll be hauling boys to Morrow Mountain State Park in the morning. But later in the morning I have a collection to...Read More

Tuesday Scouting Hot Finds Newsletter May 18, 2021

  Today I published episode 97 of my Scouting Hot Finds Radio podcast. This is an interview with Bill Mulrenin focused on the history of cataloging OA items. Bill was the NY State editor for the Blue Book in Editions 3-6 and has a lot of insight into that history.   If this sounds familiar then you might remember that...Read More

Sunday Scouting Hot Finds Newsletter May 16, 2021

  I'm sending off today's newsletter from the pavilion at Camp Barstow wrapping up a staff work weekend. We got a lot accomplished with over 40 staff members in attendance and a month to go before we welcome campers.   I got to see a lodge patch auction this weekend which was a treat. It was hard for me to...Read More

Friday Scouting Hot Finds Newsletter May 14, 2021

  Yesterday I batch filmed 4 unboxing videos so that I can have some new content to share during the summer when I am away at camp. Thankfully through the support of my Patrons who have joined the Scouting Hot Finds Insiders I've been able to hire an audio and video editor to help me keep putting out great content.   I...Read More

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