Friday Scouting Hot Finds Newsletter October 22, 2021

    Wednesday I traveled to GA and only brought home 2 items. But these were worth giving up a day of travel for sure. One is a leather bomber jacket (3xl) with handmade BSA insignia on it. If you have been around you might remember some of these were made by a guy 20-25 years ago in Korea. But...Read More

Tuesday Scouting Hot Finds Newsletter October 19, 2021

    This week I published a video interview with Bill Mulrenin focused on the idea of how can you grow your hobby business. It was actually Bill's idea to turn the tables and interview me about tips for how people can get into selling online and what are the pitfalls.   In 2022 the game changes as selling even one item...Read More

Sunday Scouting Hot Finds Newsletter October 17, 2021

    Friday I spoke on the phone with Joe Taylor who has started selling his unique OA collection that featured firsts like twill, solid, neckerchief etc from every lodge. His lasting comment to me was if he could go back in a time machine to 1981 he would tell himself don't do it. LOL But he is transitioning his...Read More

Friday Scouting Hot Finds Newsletter October 15, 2021

  It's usually a bad idea to announce you are going to do something knowing that technical difficulties could get in the way. But I'll throw caution to the wind as I'm pretty excited about this idea. Today at noon Eastern I'm going attempt my first ever live unboxing on my Facebook Page. Yesterday I got a collection out of the...Read More

Sunday Scouting Hot Finds Newsletter October 03, 2021

    Yesterday Matthew Delk and I joined 2-dozen camps at Camp Miles of the SWFC to pitch our summer camp programs. Today we are over in the SFC at Camp Elmore doing the same to troops on the other side of the state. They have been doing these camp shows for a couple of decades and it's an interesting...Read More

Tuesday Scouting Hot Finds Newsletter October 12, 2021

  This morning I published my latest unboxing video which was a lot of fun. There are always surprises in these collections. I thought this was just a Michigan kid who attended the 1969 National Jamboree. But when I get into it turns out he spent some time in Japan as a member of Lodge 498. How cool would that...Read More

Sunday Scouting Hot Finds Newsletter October 10, 2021

  Last night on Facebook Joe Taylor popped his collection of early OA issues up for sale. I have the spreadsheet here so you can take a look. He collected the first twill, solid and odd shape (not always) from each lodge and put together an amazing collection over decades. But like all of us there comes a time to downsize and...Read More

Friday Scouting Hot Finds Newsletter October 8, 2021

  Many of you can relate to this situation. For the last two days all I have done is spend time on bookkeeping in advance of the Oct 15 deadline (yes I always file an extension because I hate taxes). Now that I have turned everything over to the bookkeeper that they asked for I am ready to crank out...Read More

Tuesday Scouting Hot Finds Newsletter October 05, 2021

    Earlier this year I bought a used Dodge Grand Caravan that my friend Collin nicknamed the Patch Wagon to use in my business. This morning as many of you are reading this I am sitting in the Dodge dealership getting a check engine light looked at. Hopefully it's just something minor but my local mechanic said it could...Read More

Tuesday Scouting Hot Finds Newsletter September 28, 2021

  This week I'm running a sale in my Shopify Store on thousands of items. You can click the link and the coupon will already be in your shopping cart so you can get 20% off. I have been linking my eBay inventory there too so this might be a way to get something on your watchlist at a discount.   Last...Read More

Sunday Scouting Hot Finds Newsletter September 26, 2021

  This week I am prepping to drive down to Florida to attend the camp shows put on for south Florida troops in two different councils. These councils don't operate summer camps so for many years they have sponsored 1-day expos and let other camps from around the southeast (and beyond!) come pitch to their units. We have done pretty...Read More

Friday Scouting Hot Finds Newsletter September 24, 2021

  For the first time since helping Russell Smart set up a Shopify store to begin selling his OA odd shape collection he is running a sale. Visit to see the incredible selection of OA odd shaped he collected over a couple decades.   This has been the first week on the job for a new lady who has joined my...Read More

Friday Scouting Hot Finds Newsletter September 17, 2021

  Last night Matthew Delk showed up with the tables (THANKS!) and a small team of volunteers from our Scouts BSA troop helped set up the room. Today we are welcoming vendors from many states and visitors as far away as Oregon (welcome Christopher!). I posted a picture yesterday on Facebook of the uHaul that I rented loaded to bear....Read More

Tuesday Scouting Hot Finds Newsletter September 14, 2021

    I've rented the Uhaul truck and have spoken to all the key people involved with helping to put on the Charlotte TOR. The signs are out at the church and we are ready to welcome all the visitors. Today I've got a coupon code offer in the Hot Finds for anyone that needs to order Best Hobby Pages....Read More

Sunday Scouting Hot Finds Newsletter September 12, 2021

    Friday I got a good system running with my ladies in the office to prep items for the silent auction items at the Charlotte TOR. I have 1/2 dozen Rubbermaid tubs full of items that we are going to run through the auctions. In the office we are tagging everything with bid sheets and labels. My goal is...Read More

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