Sunday Scouting Hot Finds Newsletter November 06, 2022

    Yesterday I escaped back out to the office to watch the 7:30 PM kickoff of my favorite college team. Apparently my wife doesn't appreciate all the yelling (and occasional cursing) I do when I am watching my Gamecocks play. But this also gave me a chance to kinda plan out my week and I'm excited to get back...Read More

Friday Scouting Hot Finds Newsletter November 04, 2022

    I spent some time updating the TOR calendar on my website so I can help drum up interest in all the shows scheduled for the hobby. I try and do this every few months and spotted several new events that have been added. I hope you will make plans to attend a TOR near you as I really do think...Read More

Tuesday Scouting Hot Finds Newsletter November 01, 2022

    The lodge fellowship and reunion that I attended this weekend exceeded all expectations. We had so many people come out of the woodwork that it was unbelievable. All of the events during the weekend from the memorabilia displays, guest speakers, BBQ dinner and patch auction were awesome. There are pictures all over Facebook so I won't share any...Read More

Tuesday Scouting Hot Finds Newsletter October 25, 2022

    When life throws you curve balls it can definitely knock you off the plan. I had not planned to take a short 2-week break from my live show but I am prepping tomorrow to get it back on the air. This episode will feature an unboxing and a video with Russell Smart. I'll have a notice on Facebook...Read More

Sunday Scouting Hot Finds Newsletter October 23, 2022

    As many readers know my home lodge is merging over the next few months and this coming weekend is our last lodge fellowship. We have scheduled a lodge reunion on Saturday and the attendance is really looking good. We have brothers flying in from as far away as California to come back to Coker and have a lot...Read More

Tuesday Scouting Hot Finds Newsletter October 18, 2022

    As I've mentioned in the newsletter Russell Smart brought a great display to the Charlotte TOR - truly a museum quality display. I literally got to see the first adult Eagle medal ever presented (I think he was number 4) with what we sometimes call a drop ribbon. But if you missed it I recorded a video interview...Read More

Friday Scouting Hot Finds Newsletter October 21, 2022

    Does this describe any of you? You started out collecting your home lodge/camp/council. For a long time you only cared about those topics so you started accumulating dupes on those items and were happy to have them because after all you collected them exclusively. Over time other people called you when they were ready to cash out and...Read More

Sunday Scouting Hot Finds Newsletter October 16, 2022

    Another Charlotte TOR in the books! The weather was great and we had a good event at the church. Some times an idea you pull out of your butt is a durn good one! So when we got the date from the church about 8 weeks ago I knew there would not be time to sell out all...Read More

Friday Scouting Hot Finds Newsletter October 14, 2022

    Thursday about did me in. The week of a TOR my wife always tells me that I go crazy and so this time I finally took here advice. Yesterday in addition to packing for the TOR I went to Rock Hill to promote Camp Barstow at a camp expo. I drove straight from there wearing my camp staff...Read More

Tuesday Scouting Hot Finds Newsletter October 11, 2022

    It's TOR week and my head is spinning with everything that has to happen over the next two days. Last night I visited the Scout troop at my church that is running the concessions for the event. I was able to give them some seed money for their operation from the table rental fees we have collected. The...Read More

Sunday Scouting Hot Finds Newsletter October 09, 2022

    October 25, 2011 was the day I published my first episode of Scouting Hot Finds Radio. My initial idea was to take the newsletter and turn it into a podcast. Things like talking about what the auctions of the week are and results. But after three episodes I kinda figured out the model and kept experimenting.   The next...Read More

Friday Scouting Hot Finds Newsletter October 07, 2022

    This week I published an interview that I think many of you would be curious to hear. Straight from the Jamboree Chairman I got the low down on visitors and patch trading for the upcoming 2023 Jamboree. We are living in a lucky time where the leadership recognizes that patch trading is a fun element of a national...Read More

Tuesday Scouting Hot Finds Newsletter October 04, 2022

    I am still getting my sea legs underneath me as I figure out my strategy for the Live Show on Wednesday nights. What I see lots of content creators doing is having a standard show and then mixing in some completely different formats. So for example tomorrow I'll have my final part of the interview with Tico Perez...Read More

Sunday Scouting Hot Finds Newsletter October 02, 2022

    Of all the annoying supply chain issues affecting America for me the struggle has been paper. I literally have had a very hard time sourcing the card stock paper that is used to make Best Hobby Pages. I am happy to report that as of Friday PM I am back in stock on all products especially the 1P and...Read More

Friday Scouting Hot Finds Newsletter September 30, 2022

    I just got off the phone with Russell Smart and he has agreed to bring two impressive displays to show at the upcoming Charlotte Trade-O-Ree on Oct 14-15. The first is his complete Dixie Fellowship collection which he put together for when his lodge was set to host the 2020 event (cancelled due to COVID). The second is...Read More

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