Sunday Scouting Hot Finds Newsletter March 27, 2022

    Sometimes I just catch a little inspiration and the next thing I know I'm diving into another project. Maybe I have some undiagnosed attention problems!? But Friday I decided to make a video that attempts to be an overview for collecting merit badges. For days I had been sorting my merit badge collection and I guess I just...Read More

Friday Scouting Hot Finds Newsletter March 25, 2022

    This week I published my latest unboxing and this one was a little different. I rarely am offered collections that are less than 10 years old. When I am they are usually a parent who's kid was in the program for a skinny minute and they are left with the $100 worth of uniform parts that they invested...Read More

Tuesday Scouting Hot Finds Newsletter March 22, 2022

    For better or worse over the last four months I have been piling up small collections that I've purchased in the corner of the office. During that time my focus has been squarely on trying to work through and list the inventory that was already bought and paid for here in the warehouse. So I was letting the...Read More

Sunday Scouting Hot Finds Newsletter March 20, 2022

    In the Friday issue I shared with ya'll that I got a "generalist" collection that has a broad swath of Scouting topics included. Saturday morning I drove down to Augusta GA to purchase a collection from the Midwest that was heavy on local stuff but also included a couple of niches that I can keep for an instant...Read More

Friday Scouting Hot Finds Newsletter March 18, 2022

    Wednesday I bought a collection that is very different from the ones that I see in my area. Most guys in the Carolinas are heavily focused on OA and a few have advanced camp and council collections. But I don't think I know of anyone that is what you might call a generalist. By that I mean someone...Read More

Tuesday Scouting Hot Finds Newsletter March 15, 2022

    I got an agonizing (for me) request recently that some of you can appreciate. Through my strategy of acquiring stuff I have lots of collections come through small and large. Recently I posted some cool camp staff pieces on eBay and was contacted by a Facebook friend that runs an upstart camp museum. He was looking to see...Read More

Sunday Scouting Hot Finds Newsletter March 13, 2022

    Saturday I got to spend the day at the Santee Lodge Spring Fellowship and see some old friends. I was also working on a project to update and finalize a patch checklist for Camp Coker. It's ironic how many issues I didn't realize where issued at the camp and council level over the last five years that I...Read More

Friday Scouting Hot Finds Newsletter March 11, 2022

    Yesterday, I published a really fun unboxing video that at first I was filming exclusively for my Patreon supporters. But I decided it was the type of video that should be shared with a wider audience because there was stuff in the box I had never seen before. The story of how I got this collection was part of...Read More

Tuesday Scouting Hot Finds Newsletter March 08, 2022

    Sunday I filmed a quick unboxing that was a bit nontraditional for me. This box only had 7 patches in it. But five of those were killer needs for my CSP collection that Steve Austin agreed to sell me from his collection. I wanted to share the moment with the readers because in this hobby you rarely get...Read More

Sunday Scouting Hot Finds Newsletter March 06, 2022

    I have a lot of irons in the fire in the patch warehouse and I thought I'd share them with the readers. Some of these are projects that I've already mentioned and a few are new. The update on the sash project is that we are 1/2 through ironing and sorting about 200 OA sashes that I cleaned...Read More

Friday Scouting Hot Finds Newsletter March 04, 2022

    Several weeks ago it hit me that Matthew Delk would be a great collaborator to help share some patch stories. Matt and I have collected the same areas for 3 decades (he was a mentor for me in collecting other lodges). So yesterday we published the first video in hopefully a series for sharing some BOLO (be...Read More

Boy Scout Merit Badge Collection Overview

For over 100 years the Boy Scouts of America has issued merit badges to Scouts that fulfilled the requirements in specific topics. Anyone who has dabbled in collecting Scouting memorabilia has come across merit badge patches and will notice that they have changed quite a bit over the years in style, material and focus. In this quick video I want...Read More

National Order of the Arrow Conference NOAC Boy Scout Collection Unboxing From Oregon

I don't usually get in many modern collections. But this one from Oregon was one that I made an exception for. A lady who had an antique mall booth out there came across a big collection of stuff from the 2012 & 2015 NOACs including OA flaps and two-piece sets. These are the kinda of items that I can always...Read More

1935 Boy Scout Jamboree Collection Update & eBay Fails

Many people watched my recent video where I got in a 1935 National Scout Jamboree that had lots of nice paperwork. Well as it turns out the couple that sold it me was holding out! They had more stuff and after some back and forth they agreed to sell me the remainder of the collection. So I want to show...Read More

Unboxing 1935 National Jamboree Boy Scout Collection From Texas

I filmed this unboxing to let collectors see some of the content that I have been making exclusively for my Patreon supporters inside the Scouting Hot Finds Insiders group. This group was created to allow supporters to help me hire an audio and video editor to put our more frequent and better quality content such as videos and my audio...Read More


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