Scouting Hot Finds Live #11: How To Identify and Sort Your Boy Scout Rank Patches

Have you ever looked at your Boy Scout collection and struggled to figure out what the small differences among common rank and position patches mean? In this episode of the show we go into a deep dive on how to identify and sort your BSA rank patches using the leading reference books in the hobby. It's a fun rabbit hold...Read More

Scouting Hot Finds Live #10: Building A Traveling Scout Museum

This episode is packed with knowledge and an awesome unboxing. Ryan Losonsky returns for the final installment in my interview with him. This time we are talking about nuts and bolts....literally! Ryan has created a 90+ panel traveling Scout museum and in this video we are going to talk shop. The big unboxing for this week is a truly live...Read More

Scouting Hot Finds Live #9: 1929 World Jamboree Collection Unboxing

While I was staffing Winter Camp I was contacted by a woman in Texas named Sallye who wanted to know if i was interested in her father's Scouting memorabilia. He was born in 1912 and attended the 1929 World Scout Jamboree in London. Of course was my answer! I just picked up her package from the box yesterday and so...Read More

Scouting Hot Finds Live #8 The Unboxing-O-Ree With 12+ Collections

In every episode of the live show you can count on at least one unboxing. In this show we are going to film more than a dozen.....completely live! Yes you will literally see the patches, pins, neckerchiefs and medals come out of the boxes live on air. The entire episode will be interactive as I'll have the chat box open...Read More

Scouting Hot Finds Live Episode #7: Traveling Boy Scout History Displays

In this episode you will see how Ryan Losonsky has developed his model for a traveling Boy Scout history display that is adaptable to the audience. He also shares ideas for how you can get invited to display which in some ways is a challenge as well. We also discuss the notion that perfection can be the enemy of getting...Read More

Scouting Hot Finds Live Episode #5: Ryan Losonsky Boy Scout History Displays

In this episode of Scouting Hot Finds Live you will get to see some Boy Scout collection unboxings. One of these was from the 2005 National Scout Jamboree. The other was from a 1970s Eagle Scout. Of course we will pick last weeks giveaway winner and show you how to sign up this weeks giveaway on a set of souvenir...Read More

Scouting Hot Finds Live Episode #4: Russell Smart Eagle Scout Display

In this episode of the show I am back with some great content. The highlight is an interview with Russell Smart at the Charlotte Trade-O-Ree. He came to the event with an amazing display of Scouting history. His focus was the 20 plus iterations of which merit badges were required for the rank of Eagle Scout. So in each frame...Read More

Scouting Hot Finds Live Episode 2: Adult Opportunities At The 2023 National Jamboree

In this episode of the show you can here more from the 2023 National Jamboree Chairman Tico Perez. In this segment Tico discusses innovative ways the BSA has thrown out the old rule book about how a Jamboree is run. This includes the opportunity for ANY Scouter to attend with a troop or on staff. He shares that in this...Read More

Scouting Hot Finds Live Episode 1: 2023 Boy Scout National Jamboree

If you are a Scouting memorabilia collector this is the show for you! Watch the first episode of my new weekly show Scouting Hot Finds Live. You will not want to miss everything I have packed into a 30-minute live stream including an unboxing, cool giveaway, and an interview with the 2023 National Scout Jamboree Chairman Tico Perez. The link...Read More

Scouting Hot Finds Radio Podcast #99 2022 Pre-NOAC Trade-O-Ree With Chris Jensen

Chris Jensen is once again hosting the Pre-NOAC Trade-O-Ree and in this interview he shares all the details of the event coming up July 23-25 in Knoxville, TN. The TOR runs Saturday - Monday which means the last day is when all the contingents show up. In the podcast we talk about this bi-annual gathering of the hobby and why...Read More

#98 Scouting Hot Finds Radio Camp Book V2021 With Bob Sherman

Version III of the Camp Book II has been published and my guest is Bob Sherman who is the lead author on the project along with Dave Minnihan and Kevin Doyle. This latest version now tops out at 1600 pages identifying each known Boy Scout camp by alpha, state and council. In the interview Bob shares all the research that...Read More

#97 The History of Cataloging Order of the Arrow Patches with Bill Mulrenin

Order of the Arrow cataloging going back 50 years is the topic of this month’s Scouting Hot Finds Insiders Round Table. Bill Mulrenin served as the New York State Editor on the Blue Book project for the last 3 editions. So in the discussion we take it all the way back to Bill Price books of the 1970s to describe...Read More

Scouting Hot Finds Radio Podcast #96 Creating Scouting Memorabilia Collecting Guides With Wiatt Williamson

Wiatt Williamson has cracked the code on how to write a Scouting memorabilia guide book. In his years in the hobby he has written over a dozen guides for Order of the Arrow lodges, councils and camps. In this interview he shares the blueprint and makes an offer to share his easy to use template with everyone out there. I...Read More

#95 Dating And Identifying Boy Scout Memorabilia With Mitch Reis

Mitch Reis has just published the 5th Edition of A Guide To Dating And Identifying Boy Scouts Of America Badges, Uniform, & Insignia. This book is one of the reference "bibles" that all Scouting memorabilia collectors should have on their shelf. There is hardly a topic that is not covered if it was worn on a uniform. In this interview...Read More

#94 Clothtalk The Original Scout Memorabilia Podcast With Chris Brightwell

Perhaps the first podcast I ever listened to back in 2006 was an ambitious project that was launched by some guys out of Coosa Lodge 50 in Alabama. Clothtalk was their idea for an audio podcast that would focus on the hobby of collecting Scouting memorabilia. For 29 episodes these guys brought on guests for interviews, had a Trade-O-Ree correspondent,...Read More

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