Friday Scouting Hot Finds Newsletter December 23, 2022

  One of the nice things about buying and selling on eBay is that you don't have to worry about the bomb cyclone (although I did lose power this AM) it is always open. Even with the holidays here, there are plenty of auctions to take a look at.   Like many of you we are hosting family for the...Read More

Tuesday Scouting Hot Finds Newsletter December 20, 2022

  I returned last night from three nights at Winter Camp. Many councils are running these cold weather camping merit badge colleges at camp now-a-days. I agreed to teach one of the Citizenships which means you are bound to have plenty of takers. But with the end of the year near like many of you I'm focused on getting ready...Read More

Sunday Scouting Hot Finds Newsletter December 18, 2022

  This weekend I've been helping at our council's Winter Camp by teaching Cit in the World merit badge. The format has me doing the entire badge in 1 day from 8:30 - 5:30 which is a marathon. But yesterday was my rookie season and allowed me to work out the kinks in my lesson plan and presentation. Today I've...Read More

Friday Scouting Hot Finds Newsletter December 16, 2022

Well I like to say I'm always trying new things in this hobby! So as it was Wednesday of this week when I filmed a 1 hour 45 minute live stream of me unboxing a dozen+ collections on air. The full video is on my website in case you want to put it on in the background and see what came in....Read More

Tuesday Scouting Hot Finds Newsletter December 13, 2022

  The good news is I essentially left teaching school over a decade ago and have not looked back. Ok, I did teach one year in a charter school but let's not mess up the flow here! I feel like I've been slowly building up my business for those years as I made it my full-time gig. But luckily it's...Read More

Sunday Scouting Hot Finds Newsletter December 11, 2022

  In today's Hot Finds I though I'd share the highlights of a few conversations that you might want to lean in on. For starters some people didn't know that any registered adult can sign up to go to the Jamboree. I covered this in length in my interview with Tico Perez but essentially there is no longer and 4 adult/troop cap....Read More

Friday Scouting Hot Finds Newsletter December 9, 2022

  This morning I got an email from Doug Schwab that I'll share here. If you have not yet decided on a specific job to do at the NJ next summer, why not join the Scouting Heritage area at the BSA Museum Exhibit?  At this Jamboree we are planning an exciting display of the history of National BSA Service Projects.  This year’s display...Read More

Tuesday Scouting Hot Finds Newsletter December 6, 2022

  Every time I make plans to attend a TOR there is usually a week worth of prep that goes into getting new stuff organized, priced and laid out to display. For me this week includes about 9 boxes of North Carolina OA which I have sorted but not finished pricing. With my trip to the Old Hickory TOR coming...Read More

Sunday Scouting Hot Finds Newsletter December 4, 2022

  Next weekend I'll be attending the Old Hickory TOR in Winston-Salem, NC. For the local collectors, this is a good show that I try and support every year. As always if I'm traveling to a TOR you can get free delivery on your Best Hobby Pages order by using coupon code PICKUP at checkout.   Well, I did indeed spend Friday working...Read More

Friday Scouting Hot Finds Newsletter December 2, 2022

  This week on Scouting Hot Finds Live I shared the whole story of my involvement with supplying uniforms for The Fabelmans. In doing that homework I discovered the picture above that was shared with me back in May of 2021. At the time I had no idea what the movie was about so it never occurred to me that...Read More

Tuesday Scouting Hot Finds Newsletter November 29, 2022

  I have been waiting to see the movie before I really told the story of being able to supply the Scouting uniforms for Spielberg's autobiographical movie. My family saw it Thanksgiving day and in tomorrow's Scouting Hot Finds Live I'm going to share every detail of how I came to work with the Hollywood customer and the items that...Read More

Sunday Scouting Hot Finds Newsletter November 27, 2022

  All this week I've been running the largest sale in my eBay store that I've ever put together. This one features over 22k OA pieces marked down 25%. I don't even think there is another Boy Scout store on eBay with that many listings. Make sure to check out the Patchblanket eBay Store before it ends.     I was able...Read More

Friday Scouting Hot Finds Newsletter November 25, 2022

  I finally got Episode 5 of Scouting Hot Finds Live published today. I had to do some post-editing on the audio and it took me a couple of hours to get it finished. The big takeaway from the show is the interview with Ryan Losonsky discussing Scouting history displays. I know that meeting him has planted some seeds in my...Read More

Tuesday Scouting Hot Finds Newsletter November 22, 2022

  Joe Taylor from Texas is coming out with a reference book for the hobby that all of us are going to want to put on our desk. In January he is publishing The Complete Guide To Collecting Wabaningo Emblems. This will a full color book recreating and expanding on the original 1952 book by Dwight Bischel. He has a preorder...Read More

Sunday Scouting Hot Finds Newsletter November 20, 2022

  With luck later today, I'll get to spend some time in the warehouse. We have about got our Thanksgiving preparations done here and I have a couple of zooms later tonight. I'm chopping at the bit to start tearing into the three collections that I picked up Thursday. They only filled up 1/2 the minivan but there is some...Read More

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