Tuesday Scouting Hot Finds Newsletter May 11, 2021

  I published another unboxing video this week featuring the collection of a retired professional Scouter who served in KY and UT. I bought this one from his daughter and it was a fun one to put on film. Would it be corny to say I'm actually excited about all the "Your Council Name Here" sample patches I got?  ...Read More

Sunday Scouting Hot Finds Newsletter May 09, 2021

  Home from the Alabama TOR and ready to quickly switch gears and celebrate Mother's Day with my family. The fact that my wife even let me go to the TOR over this special weekend tells you how lucky I am.   The TOR was a success with 100 tables of Scouting memorabilia, silent auctions and lots of fellowship. I...Read More

Friday Scouting Hot Finds Newsletter May 07, 2021

  Matt Delk and I arrived in Northport, AL last night to get ready for this weekends TOR. It's been over a year since I've attended a show. I only have 2 tables reserved but I brought plenty of stuff this weekend. Luckily, Matt has a new trailer that he was anxious to test out which worked just fine.  ...Read More

Tuesday Scouting Hot Finds Newsletter May 04, 2021

  Today I'm publishing a video that kinda shares the behind the scenes view of what I'm doing in my Charlotte NC warehouse. A problem I am blessed to have is how do you sort incoming collections and tame the cloth chaos. In the past when I purchased a collection I would cherry pick the best items to resell and...Read More

Sunday Scouting Hot Finds Newsletter May 02, 2021

  This afternoon I'm getting a chance to spend a rare Sunday afternoon back at my warehouse catching up on some projects. The real reason for going is that we have an important camp staff zoom tonight and I need to have a quiet place. But by negotiating for some extra time with my wife I can also finish filming...Read More

Friday Scouting Hot Finds Newsletter April 30, 2021

  I finally have a date to announce for the postponed Charlotte Trade-O-Ree. After our Governor announced that by June 1 North Carolina would be done with gathering limitations I got the church to return my emails. So I'm happy to announce here first that the Charlotte TOR will be held on September 17-18, 2021.   This date works out...Read More

Tuesday Scouting Hot Finds Newsletter April 27, 2021

  This week I published my latest unboxing video. This one is fun as the items I got were from New York but discovered in a trunk in TX. Every once in a while I get a call from somebody who was never a Scout but just stumbled across a collection. This one was hiding in a vintage trunk and...Read More

Sunday Scouting Hot Finds Newsletter April 25, 2021

  I am home from conclave which means shower, shave, and you know what else. I've had some time to list items on my eBay store from the event. Check out the Dixie Fellowship category to see what I was able to get extra of. I've priced everything as a BIN.   It was an unbelievable weekend to finally (finally!!!) be at...Read More

Friday Scouting Hot Finds Newsletter April 23, 2021

  In the next few hours I'll be pushing off to attend the event formerly known as the Dixie Fellowship. It's a new day as Tsali Lodge hosts the Cornerstone Conclave in what promises to be a much smaller event due to Covid. Some lodges have had a hard time getting Scouts to register for a myriad of reasons. I...Read More

Tuesday Scouting Hot Finds Newsletter April 20, 2021

  The first weekend of the new Shopify Store that I built for Russell Smart was a good start. We pulled in over a dozen orders and got some good stuff shipped out Monday morning to happy collectors. There is stlll plenty more to rehome so check out SmartScoutPatches.com today.   This weekend I am traveling to the SR-5 Conclave (formerly known...Read More

Sunday Scouting Hot Finds Newsletter April 18, 2021

  This weekend I've published a Top 10 video for the Boy Scout category covering the last three weeks of March. This one picks up where #28 left off. When I made that one I said I was looking for feedback. I got lots of positive comments but the time commitment to create these meant that I needed to finds...Read More

Friday Scouting Hot Finds Newsletter April 16, 2021

  Back in Episode #91 of the Scouting Hot Finds Radio podcast Russell Smart shared that he was beginning to break up his fantastic OA odd shape collection. As most of you know he has been selling the 100 best pieces in a flipbook private sale. Today I am announcing the beginning of his next phase - SmartScoutPatches.com.   I've collaborated with Russell...Read More

Tuesday Scouting Hot Finds Newsletter April 13, 2021

  This week I published a great unboxing video from an 86 year old gentlemen who joined the Cub Scouts in 1944. I talked to him on the phone and really enjoyed listening to his stories growing up in IL during that era.   Unbelievably he had an original copy of the Wabaningo Lodge Emblem Handbook in perfect condition. He...Read More

Sunday Scouting Hot Finds Newsletter April 11, 2021

  This weekend the parking lot was full at Camp Barstow which was great to see. This was the largest event at the camp since COVID struck and a great warm up to having campers in a few months.   The event was the council's annual Merit Badge University. My Program Director and I had the opportunity to speak to...Read More

Friday Scouting Hot Finds Newsletter April 09, 2021

  Today the Camp Book II V3 goes live! This is the amazing reference book by Sherman, Doyle and Minnihan that was first published in 2012, The 2021 edition is 1612 pages and includes listings by camp, council and state. In addition there is a 36 page section on segregated Scout camps.   The authors have multiple ways you can...Read More


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