Tuesday Scouting Hot Finds Newsletter June 28, 2022

    This is one of the special perks of being at camp - amid the chaos of having a full week I get to take Scout leaders out on a twilight pontoon boat cruise to see some beautiful wildlife and the setting sun over Lake Murray. This picture was from last nights trip after a light rain storm came...Read More

Sunday Scouting Hot Finds Newsletter June 26, 2022

    We are going on Week 3 at Barstow with a loaded house arriving for a week of fun. These troops will get to enjoy the coolest weather so far as the summer heat wave that has broiled June is abating somewhat. We might get some wet weather but I'd rather take that then the nearly triple digit heat...Read More

Friday Scouting Hot Finds Newsletter June 24, 2022

    One area of my eBay store that I've been working on is a lowly category named Council Activity Patches. In buying small collections I get event patches from all over the country and from every time period. Over the next month I'll be auctioning off the best of them that have come in recently including ones going all...Read More

Tuesday Scouting Hot Finds Newsletter June 21, 2022

    We are 1/2 way into Week 2 and things are going well at Camp Barstow. We have our largest week yet and the weather has been great so far.   Going into the summer I knew I would miss issues of the newsletter with how busy things get. So if you have been to summer camp you will...Read More

Sunday Scouting Hot Finds Newsletter June 12, 2022

    At summer camp we have a program on Tuesday night called the Pop Up Scout Museum. Matt Delk and I launched this last year so that we could share some Scouting history by doing a display and short presentation. This year Matt has one ready about Scouting insignia including ranks. Mine is going to be about campfire blankets...Read More

Tuesday Scouting Hot Finds Newsletter June 07, 2022

    As I'm now in the middle of my 5 weeks of summer camp the newsletter will get a little bit irregular going forward. This one is going out later in the day and lacks some of the banter. But rest assured all is well at camp and we are getting things ready for our campers to rock it....Read More

Sunday Scouting Hot Finds Newsletter June 05, 2022

    I had a nice call from a guy yesterday out of Arkansas who was an Eagle Scout and part of the OA. He is going to mail me a small box of stuff that I am having him send to my summer camp. Tuesday night Matt Delk and I do a pop up Scout museum program. Since Matt...Read More

Friday Scouting Hot Finds Newsletter June 03, 2022

    The most satisfying project to complete before leaving for camp was getting my mug collection into a permanent display at my warehouse. I have not had these mugs out in over twenty years. The top row is a Dixie Fellowship mug collection while the bottom is my Pee Dee Area and Camp Coker collections. I told myself when...Read More

Tuesday Scouting Hot Finds Newsletter May 31, 2022

    This morning before hitting the publish button I posted my latest unboxing video to YouTube. This one came to me out of New York and includes some nice vintage pieces from Munsi lodge. This Scout attended the 1960 National Jamboree and was later part of a Wood Badge course so had a good Scouting career.   This Scout...Read More

Sunday Scouting Hot Finds Newsletter May 29, 2022

    This might be Memorial Day weekend but there is no holiday from eBay auctions ending on Sunday like usual. Click any of these listings to see what some of the most interesting ones are going for.   I finally may have come up with a TOR strategy that I'm going to stick with. This has been my eternal...Read More

Friday Scouting Hot Finds Newsletter May 27, 2022

    I wanted to start off the newsletter by letting everyone know (and I may have mentioned this before) that the Charlotte TOR is TBD for 2022. The church is doing renovations in the fellowship hall this summer and with supply chain issues they are hesitant to schedule anything on the calendar for the space. This likely means that...Read More

Tuesday Scouting Hot Finds Newsletter May 24, 2022

    Yesterday after visiting the dentist I made a restocking trip to my antique mall booth in Charlotte at the Sleepy Poet. When I shared pictures on Facebook someone remarked looks like a TOR set up. That's exactly the vibe I am going for.   I have followed the theory that you need to change up the inventory every...Read More

Boy Scout Collection Unboxing New York 1960s Eagle Scout

Another unboxing to share with the hobby today as I got in one from New York that features lots of stuff from the 1960s.  It looks like this Scout went to the 1960 Jamboree and was later an adult.  There is a Wood Badge uniform shirt with the familiar Troop 1 number sewn on.  He was also a Brotherhood member...Read More

Sunday Scouting Hot Finds Newsletter May 22, 2022

    This weekend I had to get my daughter down to Camp Thunder in Georgia for a Philmont shake down trip. With it being a 5+ hour drive from Charlotte I decided to just find a place to stay over and get some work done. This Air B&B just minutes from the camp was an excellent choice.   Yesterday...Read More

Friday Scouting Hot Finds Newsletter May 20, 2022

    It has been 11 months since I last published a podcast episode. During that time I've probably put out dozens of YouTube videos but the podcast has been on ice. But Chris Jensen was kind enough to help me break that streak with an interview to promote the Pre-NOAC Trade-O-Ree coming up at the end of July.  ...Read More

  

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