25th Annual Trade-O-Ree Hosted by Kintecoying Lodge #4

Hosted by Kintecoying Lodge #4 at Camp Alpine NJ Saturday November 19, 9AM - 3 PM click to download the flier

Scouting Hot Finds Live Episode #3: Patch Trading @ 2023 National Scout Jamboree

Patch Trading at the Jamboree! Listen in to Episode #3 of Scouting Hot Finds Live to get the story on visitors and patch trading at the Jamboree from Tico Perez. This episode includes a new giveaway (and the live picking of last week's winner!). You can also catch a number of unboxings. In this episode I try to also pivot...Read More

1950s Boy Scout Memorabilia Unboxing Virginia Eagle Scout Jamboree and Philmont

This old Boy Scout did it all back in the day. He grew up in Roanoke, VA where he obtained the rank of Eagle Scout while attending the 1957 National Scout Jamboree and hiking Philmont. I was lucky enough to make contact with him as he was looking for someone who would appreciate these valuable memories as he was downsizing....Read More

2022 Charlotte Trade-O-Ree October 14-15

Make plans to attend one of the best Scouting memorabilia Trade-O-Rees in the southeast this year.  The 5th Annual Charlotte TOR is coming up.  There are so many reasons to come! *100+ tables of Scouting memorabilia from vendors *Scouting history displays and fun photo booth *Free admission to all *Silent auctions *Free patches to all scouts in uniform *Collections &...Read More

Tuesday Scouting Hot Finds Newsletter April 26, 2022

    Sometimes in the course of a day you can literally loose track of what you started and finished. Yesterday I was very focused on juggling three employees in the warehouse and trying to get some more merit badges listed. Along the way I forgot that I didn't add the final edits to the newsletter and get it out....Read More

August 2021 – Top Auction Results According To Bids

Over the years I have done posts about the top selling items in the category.  Just to take a different look this post shares the 10 items that received the most bids in the Boy Scout category during August of 2021.  Some of these are surprising results.  I really still believe in the auction format on eBay and these listings...Read More

Just Announced! Charlotte Trade-O-Ree September 17-18, 2021

4th Annual Charlotte Trade-O-Ree We have a date!  The rescheduled 4th Annual Charlotte Trade-O-Ree will be held September 17-18, 2021 at Sardis Presbyterian Church at 6100 Sardis Rd, Charlotte, NC 28270. This event will feature over 100 tables of Scouting memorabilia with vendors coming from surrounding states to fill the 7,000 square foot church gym.  There is no charge for...Read More

Scouting Hot Finds Boy Scout Category Top 10 List #29

Belt buckles, a Scout axe and some nice patches all sold for over $1k in the last part of the month in the Boy Scout category of eBay. In this video I count down the Top 10 items that sold and give you some historical perspective, comment on the bidding and maybe explain why these pieces are so valuable and...Read More

Scouting Hot Finds Boy Scout Category Top 10 List #28

Last minute snipes, insurance bids and good old fashioned store inventory are among the best selling items in the Boy Scout category of eBay for the week of March 1-7, 2021. This video brings back an old classic. My last Top 10 video was published in May of 2012. So in bringing it back I've drawn some inspiration from other...Read More

Boy Scout Trade-O-Ree Calendar: New England Trade-O-Ree

For 37 years Greg Anthony has helped organize and host the New England Trade-O-Ree at Camp Carpenter in Manchester, New Hampshire. In this short interview Greg shares details on this year's event coming up October 29-30, 2021. There are so many reasons to attend this event as a vendor or visitor. The beautiful dining hall can fit as many as...Read More

Boy Scout Trade-O-Ree Calendar: Allegheny Highlands Council TOR

Coming up on May 15, 2021 the Allegheny Highlands Council in New York will be hosting a Boy Scout memorabilia show (we call them Trade-O-Rees). In this short interview one of the organizers Richard Freer shares all the details on the upcoming event. I am happy to promote your Trade-O-Ree event with a similar video interview. Please reach out to...Read More

Tuesday Scouting Hot Finds Newsletter November 26, 2019

I heard from a few collectors that over the Thanksgiving holiday they were going to use some of the down time to play with their patches. That prompted me to make a seldom used offer on Best Hobby Pages. Through noon today you can get free shipping on any order of $200 or more. Stock up today and I'll ship...Read More

Friday Scouting Hot Finds Newsletter October 4, 2019

In year 4 of the Charlotte Trade-O-Ree I have invited the BSA Supply Group (Charlotte warehouse) to have tables at the event so they can sell clearance and discontinued items. Back in the day some of you may remember attending their sidewalk sales that were put on with big tents in the parking lot on Westinghouse Blvd. You might could...Read More

2019 Portland OR Ed Harris Boy Scout Trade-O-Ree

The weekend of October 4-5, 2019 the Cascade Pacific Council is hosting the Ed Harris Memorial Trade-O-Ree at the council service center in Portland Oregon. Everyone Welcome! The novice swapper to the experienced collector. Individuals to whole troops are invited for an introduction to the hobby. $5 ADMISSION - Scouts in Uniform Free Location: Cascade Pacific Council, BSA Office at...Read More

Boy Scout 2019 Atlanta Trade-O-Ree September 27-28

Hosted by Egwa Tawa Dee Lodge 129 and the Atlanta Area Council Located at the AAC Volunteer Service Center, 1800 Circle 75 Parkway, SE Atlanta, GA 30339-3055 If you have questions or want to donate items to the auction, please contact: Bruce Lafitte, Show Co-Chair at 404.697.8994 or BLafitte1098@gmail.com Download the TOR Flyer for the Atlanta Trade-O-Ree

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