Friday Scouting Hot Finds Newsletter April 08, 2022

    In my eternal quest to not become a "boomer" and stay up with technology I am going to experiment with something new today. Over the last month I've tried Facebook Live and YouTube live to test platforms. I'm trying to upgrade my game because just using Zoom is pretty limiting. So I've settled on a service called Streamyard...Read More

Tuesday Scouting Hot Finds Newsletter April 05, 2022

    Long time readers might remember that about 10 months ago I was approached by a costumer in Los Angeles to help source enough early 1960s Scout uniforms to outfit over 100 actors for a scene in an upcoming movie. Eventually my daughter sniffed out on the Internet that this movie set in Arizona and was a Spielberg production....Read More

Sunday Scouting Hot Finds Newsletter April 03, 2022

    Almost three years ago I joined Discord because one of the teenagers in my daughter's troop created a server (think group) where information could be shared. I didn't have a great experience with that as they were very intentional to only let the adult scouters access to about 10% of the content. (don't ask!) But after listening to...Read More

Friday Scouting Hot Finds Newsletter April 01, 2022

    For many years a treat that all of us could wait for was John Pannell's annual April Fool's prank. I don't know how long it would take him to dream these up but on his website OAimages and also on Patch-L (I think) he would post a very elaborate and official sounding April Fool's joke having to do...Read More

Tuesday Scouting Hot Finds Newsletter March 29, 2022

    What does the eBay calculator say? Is it worth it to list something like plastic back merit badges on eBay that might retail for $3.95-$4.95. Does anyone actually buy them and what is the competition? As I sat down yesterday to do some market research. These were the questions I was facing. I literally have a thousand+ available...Read More

Sunday Scouting Hot Finds Newsletter March 27, 2022

    Sometimes I just catch a little inspiration and the next thing I know I'm diving into another project. Maybe I have some undiagnosed attention problems!? But Friday I decided to make a video that attempts to be an overview for collecting merit badges. For days I had been sorting my merit badge collection and I guess I just...Read More

Friday Scouting Hot Finds Newsletter March 25, 2022

    This week I published my latest unboxing and this one was a little different. I rarely am offered collections that are less than 10 years old. When I am they are usually a parent who's kid was in the program for a skinny minute and they are left with the $100 worth of uniform parts that they invested...Read More

Tuesday Scouting Hot Finds Newsletter March 22, 2022

    For better or worse over the last four months I have been piling up small collections that I've purchased in the corner of the office. During that time my focus has been squarely on trying to work through and list the inventory that was already bought and paid for here in the warehouse. So I was letting the...Read More

Sunday Scouting Hot Finds Newsletter March 20, 2022

    In the Friday issue I shared with ya'll that I got a "generalist" collection that has a broad swath of Scouting topics included. Saturday morning I drove down to Augusta GA to purchase a collection from the Midwest that was heavy on local stuff but also included a couple of niches that I can keep for an instant...Read More

Friday Scouting Hot Finds Newsletter March 18, 2022

    Wednesday I bought a collection that is very different from the ones that I see in my area. Most guys in the Carolinas are heavily focused on OA and a few have advanced camp and council collections. But I don't think I know of anyone that is what you might call a generalist. By that I mean someone...Read More

Tuesday Scouting Hot Finds Newsletter March 15, 2022

    I got an agonizing (for me) request recently that some of you can appreciate. Through my strategy of acquiring stuff I have lots of collections come through small and large. Recently I posted some cool camp staff pieces on eBay and was contacted by a Facebook friend that runs an upstart camp museum. He was looking to see...Read More

Sunday Scouting Hot Finds Newsletter March 13, 2022

    Saturday I got to spend the day at the Santee Lodge Spring Fellowship and see some old friends. I was also working on a project to update and finalize a patch checklist for Camp Coker. It's ironic how many issues I didn't realize where issued at the camp and council level over the last five years that I...Read More

Friday Scouting Hot Finds Newsletter March 11, 2022

    Yesterday, I published a really fun unboxing video that at first I was filming exclusively for my Patreon supporters. But I decided it was the type of video that should be shared with a wider audience because there was stuff in the box I had never seen before. The story of how I got this collection was part of...Read More

Tuesday Scouting Hot Finds Newsletter March 08, 2022

    Sunday I filmed a quick unboxing that was a bit nontraditional for me. This box only had 7 patches in it. But five of those were killer needs for my CSP collection that Steve Austin agreed to sell me from his collection. I wanted to share the moment with the readers because in this hobby you rarely get...Read More

Sunday Scouting Hot Finds Newsletter March 06, 2022

    I have a lot of irons in the fire in the patch warehouse and I thought I'd share them with the readers. Some of these are projects that I've already mentioned and a few are new. The update on the sash project is that we are 1/2 through ironing and sorting about 200 OA sashes that I cleaned...Read More

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