SHF Radio #80: Patch Trading Tips For The 2017 National Jamboree with Nick Wolf

Nick Wolf, the Patch King, has a Top 10 list just for folks headed to the Jamboree. As a veteran trader of several Jambos now Nick has come up with ten important tips he shares with the listeners. I was able to sprinkle in some stories and commentary on Nick's list to give you some good examples. The bottom line...Read More

SHF Radio #79: Why Collect Boy Scout Patches

In getting ready to host a Boy Scout memorabilia show (we like to call them Trade-O-Rees) I was asked by the troop committee chairman to come give a patch trading class to the Scouts of Troop 33. Episode 79 is the audio of that patch collecting talk that I gave to about two-dozen Scouts ranging from fresh Tenderfoots to high...Read More

SHF Radio #78: Girl Scout Memorabilia Collecting with Becky Byrns

Becky Byrns was the first collector to host a national Girl Scout collectors show back in the 1990s. Now with 15 shows under her belt and another coming up in a few weeks she is my guest on Scouting Hot Finds Radio. Becky and I talk about the unique points of Girl Scout memorabilia including badges, dolls, jewelry and more....Read More

DIY Boy Scout Patch Storage Project + Nick Wolf’s Patch Trading Blankets

Shot this quick video to demonstrate a Boy Scout patch storage system I'm building in my garage. This is my first "behind the scenes" type video. I also used the opportunity to promote episode #77 of my podcast where I interview Nick Wolf on his patch trading blankets.

SHF Radio #77: Patch Trading Blanket with Nick Wolf

Today on the podcast I welcome Nick Wolf who many of you know as the "Patch King". After using some customized patch trading blankets at the 2015 National Order of the Arrow Conference Nick set about seeing if he could design and produce a patch trading blanket for the hobby. After six months of development he released his blanket which...Read More

Scouting Hot Finds Radio Episode #76: 2017 National Boy Scout Jamboree with Program Chair Russell Smart

Join me as Russell Smart shares details on this summer's Boy Scout National Jamboree. As the Program Chairman he has spent many hours planning since the 2013 National Jamboree to iron out the wrinkles and make this summer's event amazing. During July 2017 over 40,000 Scouts and Scouters will descend on the Summit Bechtel National Scout Reserve in West Virginia....Read More

Patch Trading Policy at the 2017 National Boy Scout Jamboree

In this short video I recap the details shared by Russell Smart the 2017 National Scout Jamboree Program Group Chairman in our interview regarding patch trading at the event. If you would like to listen to the entire episode of Scouting Hot Finds Radio and hear additional details about the program changes for the Jamboree please visit my website at...Read More

SHF Radio #75: eBay Powerseller Nick Loesch – firstcalltx

Listen in to hear the wisdom of Uncle Nick. My interview with Nick Loesch will trace his history in the hobby and get his impressions on how it's changed over the years. Nick attened the 1964 Jamboree as a boy and caught the patch collecting pretty hard. It was at the 1965 NOAC that he burned a Blue Heron Lodge...Read More

The Interview That Launched the Scout Patch Collectors Facebook Group

In a recent post in the Scout Patch Collectors Facebook Group I had trouble remembering when the hobby's largest online watering hole got started. Luckily I have a very good reference that I went back to in order to get the date straight. Back on February 22, 2012 I interviewed Brad England for my podcast Scouting Hot Finds Radio. I...Read More

Scouting Hot Finds Radio #74: eBay Selling Fees

Everyone interested in selling on eBay needs to pay attention to the fees that are going to take a hard bit out of your bottom line. In today's episode of Scouting Hot Finds Radio we are taking a hard look at what it costs to sell on eBay and look at some strategies that might help you take advantage of...Read More

SHF Radio Episode #73: eBay Spring Seller Update For Collectibles

The collectibles category lives on eBay. Amazon? Forget about it! Try doing it yourself with your own website? Good luck! So when eBay updates their fees and policies twice a year buyers and especially sellers need to pay attention. In this episode of Scouting Hot Finds Radio I am going to break down the changes eBay is rolling out to...Read More

Scouting Hot Finds Radio #72: Boy Scout Council Hits The Trade-O-Ree Circuit and eBay!

What happens when a Boy Scout council crosses over into the secondary market to sell memorabilia? Listen to this interview with Marylou Schwarzer of the Blue Ridge Mountains Council in VA to find out. She is the trading post manager for the BRMC and has been selling on eBay for a while not as herself but with an official non-profit...Read More

SHF Radio #71: Patch Trading at the 2015 National Order of the Arrow Conference

I decided to record this episode of the podcast when I got a message from a Facebook friend. Krishna Palani asked, "Can you please offer me some resources and tips for trading patches at NOAC? I'm relatively new to trading and I'm going to NOAC this year." I started to fire off a message back when I realized that this...Read More

SHF Radio Radio #70: Social Media Selling Strategy w/Nick Wolf

The last several episodes of Scouting Hot Finds Radio have focused on unique strategies that people in the hobby of collecting Boy Scout memorabilia have used to feed their habit. Today's episode of the podcast takes the question to one of the young guns in the hobby Nick Wolf of the Connecticut Yankee Council and Owaneco Lodge 313. Nicknamed the...Read More

SHF Radio #69: Going Hunting For Rare Books & Memorabilia w/Richard Mori

Richard Mori has been collecting Scouting memorabilia and specializing in rare books for many years. In this interview he reveals a strategy for success that he feels confident nobody can duplicate. What is really interesting about the way that Richard makes money in the hobby of collecting Boy Scout and Girl Scout memorabilia is that he does it the old...Read More

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