Boy Scout Collection Unboxing Camp Alliquippa Yohogania Area Council BONUS Transatlantic Camp Mohawk

In this video I unbox two small vintage Boy Scout collections that I picked up. The first is just an envelope of stuff that includes some items from the Transatlantic Council. I was most interested in the felt 1959 Camp Mohawk patch from England. This was a BSA camp of the council overseas. The second collection was from PA and...Read More

Tuesday Scouting Hot Finds Newsletter August 10, 2021

  This week I've published my latest unboxing video featuring a neat PA collection from the West Branch Council and Camp Kline. This Scouter was also a Vigil Honor member of the OA and worked on camp staff many summers.   I have a link for the collection unboxing below. This was a fun one to crack open but sadly...Read More

Friday Scouting Hot Finds Newsletter August 06, 2021

  It looks like my plans to make a trip west are coming together. Now for most of us Louisiana would not be considered "west" but when you live in North Carolina that is a true statement. I've confirmed 2 collections that I am driving out to pick up possibly next weekend. There is a chance I will make stops...Read More

Boy Scout Patch Collection Unboxing Pennsylvania Vigil Honor Scout Camp Staffer

This collection arrived to me on preview from a Scouter who had grew up in the West Branch Council and was on staff at Camp Kline for many summers in the late 60s early 70s. He was a Vigil Honor member of Tiadaghton Lodge 384. I was impressed with the amount of local stuff he had including some Order of...Read More

Tuesday Scouting Hot Finds Newsletter August 03, 2021

  Yesterday was the beginning of normal time for me. No more summer camp, no more family vacations, just going into the office early and cranking out some work. I got about 250 OA auctions scheduled to launch over the next few weeks. I'm also turning my attention to the mountain of boxes waiting for me as I continued to...Read More

Bizarre 57 Pound Boy Scout Collection Unboxing From A Georgia Picker

What happens when a farmer from South Georgia who is also an estate sale and auction picker needs to cash out? This is one of the most odd collections of stuff I have purchased and the unboxing is just as random. But amidst the crushed Cub Scout regatta boats there are a few gems for sure! I took a big...Read More

Tuesday Scouting Hot Finds Newsletter July 27, 2021

  Some times you strike out! I got a call from a lady (while I was in the airport) looking to sell her dad's old uniform and merit badge sash. It was from the late 1940s and exactly what I love to collect. After she sent me the pictures I made her a fair offer. But it turns out sentimental...Read More

Sunday Scouting Hot Finds Newsletter July 25, 2021

    Yesterday before jumping on a plane to Los Angeles (family vacation) I met up with an old North Carolina collector in the parking lot of my local Hobby Lobby. He had been out of the game for decades but was very active in the 1970s and had some good stuff. Luckily, I'm going to be at the Occoneechee...Read More

Tuesday Scouting Hot Finds Newsletter July 20, 2021

  Last night I slept in a tent along a river and woke up to the gentle sounds of a morning rain. That's about about as peaceful as it gets after a long 5 weeks at Scout camp. I did buy some firewood this morning but there will be no songs or skits performed tonight at our campfire. Maybe some...Read More

Sunday Scouting Hot Finds Newsletter July 18, 2021

      Yesterday I returned home and put a pin in my 4th summer as the Camp Director at Barstow. We were able to grow the youth Scout attendance by 27% from 2019 coming out of COVID and with the bankruptcy. Our staff was amazing and really put on a great camp. My own son and his buddy who...Read More

Friday Scouting Hot Finds Newsletter July 16, 2021

  In less than 36 hours my time at Camp Barstow this summer will be wrapped up and I'll be home with lots of memories and stories to tell from this summer. For someone who spends the majority of my time sitting at a computer this was a chance to get outside and connect with people after a long pandemic....Read More

Tuesday Scouting Hot Finds Newsletter July 13, 2021

    The reason I have always built the first block of the Hot Finds with the truly vintage items is because that's where I have the most fun picking. Just in this group there is vintage insignia, uniforms, sashes and even a sprinkle of OA.   Tonight Matt Delk and I have our final pop-up Scout museum. We usually...Read More

Recycling A Boy Scout Patch Collection From New England Unboxing Video

I was so happy that this Scouter found my website when it was time for him to part with his lifelong Boy Scout patch collection. For decades this Scouter had held onto the memorabilia and it represents his career in the movement. I can see from the box that he was a Vigil Honor member of the Order of the...Read More

Sunday Scouting Hot Finds Newsletter July 11, 2021

  Today begins the last week of camp at Barstow for 2021. We have had a great run and are capping it off with a full capacity week. The program has received rave reviews and our staff has been amazing in their ability to put out fires and keep their Scout spirit all summer.   Once I finally get home...Read More

Friday Scouting Hot Finds Newsletter July 09, 2021

  The storm has passed and the sun came out at Camp Barstow. We luckily only got a little bit of rain at 4 in the morning but despite our concern and preparations Elsa decided to pass us by.   Even with a small group of campers this week our pop-up museum was a huge hit. We had some Scout...Read More


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