Friday Scouting Hot Finds Newsletter June 4, 2021

  Tomorrow on the way home from vacation I'm making a detour to Aiken, SC in order to buy a small collection. The owner is driving over from GA and that's our 1/2 way spot. He is really old school so it's person to person and cash only on this deal.   This weekend I am headed to Barstow for...Read More

#98 Scouting Hot Finds Radio Camp Book V2021 With Bob Sherman

Version III of the Camp Book II has been published and my guest is Bob Sherman who is the lead author on the project along with Dave Minnihan and Kevin Doyle. This latest version now tops out at 1600 pages identifying each known Boy Scout camp by alpha, state and council. In the interview Bob shares all the research that...Read More

Tuesday Scouting Hot Finds Newsletter June 1, 2021

  Does you camp do this? Our camp staff at Barstow tries to put on a "throwback Thursday" where we wear vintage uniforms to dinner. I got a call from a staff member yesterday trying to piece together some of the patches for his uniform to match. I don't know if that's planting a seed or not but getting Scouts...Read More

Sunday Scouting Hot Finds Newsletter May 30, 2021

  Tomorrow I will publish my next podcast. This is an interview with Bob Sherman on the newest version of the Camp Book. He shares all the details about the latest update to that project. You can find all episodes of the podcast on my website. Matt Delk has a cool idea for a talk he wants to do during our...Read More

Scouting Hot Finds Unboxing Three Generation Collection

This is the 2nd time I've received a box of Scouting memorabilia from a gentleman who did his Scouting in Baltimore and Virginia. This time around it has items from his dad and his son as well making it a three generation box. If you enjoyed watching this unboxing check out my playlist that has dozens of similiar unboxing videos....Read More

Tuesday Scouting Hot Finds Newsletter May 25, 2021

  I've got another unboxing video out today. This one is interesting because it's kinda a part 2. The gentleman who sent me a box of his dad's stuff several months ago decided to send me another box. This time it had more of his own stuff and some of his son's unwanted items. No killer pieces but I did...Read More

Sunday Scouting Hot Finds Newsletter May 23, 2021

  Yesterday I went to go purchase a North Carolina collection. This might just be the first such picking trip for my patch wagon (as my friend named it). On the way home I stopped at the local BBQ restaurant as I was in Lexington style territory. I have to say my favorite is the midlands mustard based sauce but...Read More

Friday Scouting Hot Finds Newsletter May 28, 2021

  I have just 6 more working days in the office before I push off for summer camp. I think it would be accurate to say at this point I have no idea how I'm going to get it all done. I need to spend a day or two in my antique mall booth stocking the shelves, open more collections...Read More

Friday Scouting Hot Finds Newsletter May 21, 2021

  Tomorrow I am going to do my good duty as a volunteer and also do some picking. My son's troop has a day hike planned for their May activity. I signed up to be a driver so I'll be hauling boys to Morrow Mountain State Park in the morning. But later in the morning I have a collection to...Read More

#97 The History of Cataloging Order of the Arrow Patches with Bill Mulrenin

Order of the Arrow cataloging going back 50 years is the topic of this month’s Scouting Hot Finds Insiders Round Table. Bill Mulrenin served as the New York State Editor on the Blue Book project for the last 3 editions. So in the discussion we take it all the way back to Bill Price books of the 1970s to describe...Read More

Tuesday Scouting Hot Finds Newsletter May 18, 2021

  Today I published episode 97 of my Scouting Hot Finds Radio podcast. This is an interview with Bill Mulrenin focused on the history of cataloging OA items. Bill was the NY State editor for the Blue Book in Editions 3-6 and has a lot of insight into that history.   If this sounds familiar then you might remember that...Read More

Sunday Scouting Hot Finds Newsletter May 16, 2021

  I'm sending off today's newsletter from the pavilion at Camp Barstow wrapping up a staff work weekend. We got a lot accomplished with over 40 staff members in attendance and a month to go before we welcome campers.   I got to see a lodge patch auction this weekend which was a treat. It was hard for me to...Read More

Friday Scouting Hot Finds Newsletter May 14, 2021

  Yesterday I batch filmed 4 unboxing videos so that I can have some new content to share during the summer when I am away at camp. Thankfully through the support of my Patrons who have joined the Scouting Hot Finds Insiders I've been able to hire an audio and video editor to help me keep putting out great content.   I...Read More

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

Boy Scout Collection Unboxing Utah Professional Scouter

I buy Scouting memorabilia collections from people all over and recycle them back into the hands of Scouts and Scouters. This collection was unique as it came from the family of a gentleman who had been a professional Scouter in multiple councils. The bulk of his stuff was from Utah where his daughter now lives. But he also had stops...Read More


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