Sunday Scouting Hot Finds Newsletter April 17, 2022

    Today I'm very late getting the newsletter out as we were visiting my MIL and helping her move. I did score an awesome portfolio binder that my Sister-In-Law didn't want that has big 17x22 inch pages (perfect for patches). I'm also trying to see if a small pocket sized Nikon digital camera still works. Always a scavenger for...Read More

Friday Scouting Hot Finds Newsletter April 15, 2022

    It's not often that you get to go on a pick in your home council territory. Yesterday I spent the day in Florence, SC on a massive pick to help an old Scouting friend that some of you know (Julian Fowler) clean out his upstairs office. Julian is a collector and some of you will remember him from...Read More

Tuesday Scouting Hot Finds Newsletter April 12, 2022

    Back in 2012 I attended the Dallas TOR and more importantly a session that the late Dr. Terry Grove did with Ron Oslin and Jim Erickson. This was during the time that I was just starting my podcast so I received permission from the presenters to video tape their talk on 100 Years of Eagle Scout Patches. Just...Read More

Sunday Scouting Hot Finds Newsletter April 10, 2022

    This week I actually published two different unboxing videos. The one from earlier in the week I failed to give you guys a link to. So I've got a screen grab and link below. This one was a terrific Texas collection where everything in the box was pre1965. Some of these items have already made it onto eBay...Read More

Friday Scouting Hot Finds Newsletter April 08, 2022

    In my eternal quest to not become a "boomer" and stay up with technology I am going to experiment with something new today. Over the last month I've tried Facebook Live and YouTube live to test platforms. I'm trying to upgrade my game because just using Zoom is pretty limiting. So I've settled on a service called Streamyard...Read More

Tuesday Scouting Hot Finds Newsletter April 05, 2022

    Long time readers might remember that about 10 months ago I was approached by a costumer in Los Angeles to help source enough early 1960s Scout uniforms to outfit over 100 actors for a scene in an upcoming movie. Eventually my daughter sniffed out on the Internet that this movie set in Arizona and was a Spielberg production....Read More

Sunday Scouting Hot Finds Newsletter April 03, 2022

    Almost three years ago I joined Discord because one of the teenagers in my daughter's troop created a server (think group) where information could be shared. I didn't have a great experience with that as they were very intentional to only let the adult scouters access to about 10% of the content. (don't ask!) But after listening to...Read More

Friday Scouting Hot Finds Newsletter April 01, 2022

    For many years a treat that all of us could wait for was John Pannell's annual April Fool's prank. I don't know how long it would take him to dream these up but on his website OAimages and also on Patch-L (I think) he would post a very elaborate and official sounding April Fool's joke having to do...Read More

Tuesday Scouting Hot Finds Newsletter March 29, 2022

    What does the eBay calculator say? Is it worth it to list something like plastic back merit badges on eBay that might retail for $3.95-$4.95. Does anyone actually buy them and what is the competition? As I sat down yesterday to do some market research. These were the questions I was facing. I literally have a thousand+ available...Read More

Boy Scout Collection Sorting Ludicrous Speed

I purchase Scouting memorabilia collections from people across the country who are looking to get their items back into the hands of a collector who will appreciate them. On my YouTube channel you can find over 50 unboxings where I really try and tell the story of the Boy Scout memorabilia that I find. In this short video you can...Read More

Multi Generational Boy Scout Collection Unboxing

Originally this video was filmed for my Scouting Hot Finds Insiders Patreon Group but I thought it was too good not to share with the everyone. So in editing I branded it as an exclusive to show you the kind of content you can get every month in my Patreon Group. So while many of you can catch the public...Read More

Boy Scout Memorabilia Collection Unboxing 1940s Eagle Scout and Explorer Ranger Award

For about a decade I have been heavily collecting memorabilia dedicated to the Senior Scouting program of the Boy Scouts of America. Those items include the original Explorer program along with Air Scouts (1940s) and all the subsequent versions that were aimed to serve older Scouts ages 14+. So as I buy collections from people I sometimes stumble upon the...Read More

100 Years of Eagle Scout Patches

In August of 1912 the first Eagle Scout Award was earned by a Scout from Rockville Center, NY named Arthur Eldred. Eventually more than two million Scouts would follow in his footsteps over the next century plus and achieve Scouting's highest award. For many years the late Dr. Terry Grove researched and published the history of the Eagle Scout Award....Read More

Boy Scout Collection Unboxing & My Memorabilia Collection Home Runs

Four very different Boy Scout collections get unboxed in this video including one that has memorabilia from two Eagle Scouts from the same family. This father (1935) and son (1960) Eagle Scout collection is impressive. The other collections are cool too including one from a 1950 era Scout who went to the 1950 National Jamboree and was inducted into the...Read More

Monster Texas Boy Scout National Jamboree Collection Unboxing 1953-1964

Sometimes when I talk to people on the phone about their Scout collection I sit up straight in the chair. That was the case with this Eagle Scout from Texas who told me the bulk of the collection was from his dad who was an Assistant Scoutmaster at four National Jamborees from 1953-1964. Pretty much in this collection there are...Read More


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