Friday Scouting Hot Finds Newsletter June 25, 2021

  We are finishing up week 1 at Camp Barstow on a high note. The Scouts and leaders were blessed with a week where the high temperature all week was 83 and I actually spotted a jacket or two at the morning flagpole assembly. The staff has been great and we are getting out sea legs under us to set...Read More

Tuesday Scouting Hot Finds Newsletter June 22, 2021

  Over the weekend I attended a Camp Staff Reunion (held every 5 years) at Camp Barstow. Part of the program was a historical display that I think ran about a dozen tables long. My small contribution included the collection of a former Scout Executive and his son. I saw lots of people admiring these displays and reminiscing about their...Read More

Friday Scouting Hot Finds Newsletter June 18, 2021

  It's been a great staff week at Camp Barstow. In a little over 48 hours we will welcome our Week 1 campers and I think the camp and the staff are ready. But before then we have a special treat. There is a camp staff alumni reunion Saturday with over 100 old timers coming out for a catered meal...Read More

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 8, 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 6, 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 4, 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 1, 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

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 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

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

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