Tuesday Scouting Hot Finds Newsletter October 11, 2022

    It's TOR week and my head is spinning with everything that has to happen over the next two days. Last night I visited the Scout troop at my church that is running the concessions for the event. I was able to give them some seed money for their operation from the table rental fees we have collected. The...Read More

Sunday Scouting Hot Finds Newsletter October 09, 2022

    October 25, 2011 was the day I published my first episode of Scouting Hot Finds Radio. My initial idea was to take the newsletter and turn it into a podcast. Things like talking about what the auctions of the week are and results. But after three episodes I kinda figured out the model and kept experimenting.   The next...Read More

Friday Scouting Hot Finds Newsletter October 07, 2022

    This week I published an interview that I think many of you would be curious to hear. Straight from the Jamboree Chairman I got the low down on visitors and patch trading for the upcoming 2023 Jamboree. We are living in a lucky time where the leadership recognizes that patch trading is a fun element of a national...Read More

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

Tuesday Scouting Hot Finds Newsletter October 04, 2022

    I am still getting my sea legs underneath me as I figure out my strategy for the Live Show on Wednesday nights. What I see lots of content creators doing is having a standard show and then mixing in some completely different formats. So for example tomorrow I'll have my final part of the interview with Tico Perez...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

Sunday Scouting Hot Finds Newsletter October 02, 2022

    Of all the annoying supply chain issues affecting America for me the struggle has been paper. I literally have had a very hard time sourcing the card stock paper that is used to make Best Hobby Pages. I am happy to report that as of Friday PM I am back in stock on all products especially the 1P and...Read More

Friday Scouting Hot Finds Newsletter September 30, 2022

    I just got off the phone with Russell Smart and he has agreed to bring two impressive displays to show at the upcoming Charlotte Trade-O-Ree on Oct 14-15. The first is his complete Dixie Fellowship collection which he put together for when his lodge was set to host the 2020 event (cancelled due to COVID). The second is...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

Tuesday Scouting Hot Finds Newsletter September 27, 2022

    In less than three weeks I will be hosting the 5th Annual Charlotte TOR the weekend of Oct 14-15. The show this year will feature a memorabilia display to attract and educate the Scouts attending. We will also have silent auctions running with help from Chris Jensen.   For those of you that are customers of mine for Best Hobby...Read More

Sunday Scouting Hot Finds Newsletter September 25, 2022

    Almost two years ago I created a Patreon community called the Scouting Hot Finds Insiders. During those 21 months I have published over 50 videos to the group with exclusive behind the scenes access to what I've got cooking in the patch warehouse. Some of these videos have included unboxings and some have been revealing projects that I've been...Read More

Friday Scouting Hot Finds Newsletter September 23, 2022

    This week I pulled off a trial by fire first episode of Scouting Hot Finds Live. Tico Perez was my guest and he talked about why Scouts and Scouters should make plans to attend the 2023 National Scout Jamboree. I learned several new things during the show including an incredible opportunity for younger adults to serve on staff at...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

Tuesday Scouting Hot Finds Newsletter September 20, 2022

    Tomorrow evening at 7:30 PM EST you can tune in on YouTube or Facebook to see my first episode of Scouting Hot Finds Live. This is going to be a weekly thirty minute show that I'm going to stream to compliment the newsletter. To fill the 1/2 hour time slot I have some content already prepared and I'm...Read More

Sunday Scouting Hot Finds Newsletter September 18, 2022

Well I am at it again trying something new. Thanks to inspiration from my long time friend Paul Gowder (www.PowWows.com) I am going to try doing a weekly 30 minute live show. The idea is to take all of the varied content projects that I've started over the last few years and put them into one packed show. Things like...Read More


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