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Sunday Scouting Hot Finds Newsletter November 11, 2018

  This was a cool trip partially because it was a place that I had camped at with my troop as a Boy Scout back in the day. Now living in Charlotte this park is only an hour away. Today the girls hiked the battlefield trail and earned the patch. My contribution to the trip included breakfast this morning in...Read More

Friday Scouting Hot Finds Newsletter November 30, 2018

Since Tuesday a lot has happened!  I spent the better part of a day working to improve my website  I found a few bugs that made navigation difficult and there were some pages that needed to be fixed.  So today I can share that I'm not only proud to share the improved site but that I'm recording my first...Read More

Tuesday Scouting Hot Finds Newsletter November 06, 2018

  This year at camp we are rolling out a completely new program model. We have been promoting it heavily in the council and now that the website is live we can spread the word to the masses. It's interesting how today any troop in the southeast is really our target market. As you know troops today think nothing of...Read More

Sunday Scouting Hot Finds Newsletter November 04, 2018

  I know some of you think my Scouting adventures are crazy so listen to this week. Tonight I have a Girl Scout meeting (I registered Friday as an official co-leader) in preparation for next weekend's camping trip. After a Pack meeting Monday the next big event is the informational meeting for our church's new Scouts BSA Girl Troop Thursday...Read More

Friday Scouting Hot Finds Newsletter November 02, 2018

  Last night I traveled to Camden, SC to attend the Wateree District Committee meeting and round table. I was there to pitch Camp Barstow to the folks that live on the eastern edge of the council. Ironically I made a connection with one of the adult leaders who grew up in my home council. We told old camp and...Read More

Tuesday Scouting Hot Finds Newsletter October 30, 2018

  I got contacted by a good OA brother that wants to come check out my warehouse and potentially help me out sorting and getting some stuff done. He said he is willing to work for patches. Oh man I might finally figure out what's in all those boxes stacked on shelves!   CLICK HERE TO OPEN THE OCTOBER 30,...Read More

Sunday Scouting Hot Finds Newsletter October 28, 2018

  I also got an update on the Santee Lodge 116 TOR that will take place the first Saturday of 2019. What better place to hold a 1-day show than Myrtle Beach, SC in January. I know at first you might say wait you can't go in the ocean in January! But the truth is there are sooo many hotels...Read More

Friday Scouting Hot Finds Newsletter October 26, 2018

  This morning I'm going to fill a Best Hobby Pages order for a lodge trading post! I had a talk with one of the advisers on the phone who was lamenting that patch trading seems to have faded in his lodge. One way they are fighting back is to sell the BHP 6p Scout pages in their Trading Post....Read More

Sunday Scouting Hot Finds Newsletter October 14, 2018

    I sometimes get random emails from people asking me if I'm interested in stuff they come across. Yesterday I got one of those on something really old from an corner of the hobby that I don't really collect. However, I really want to go after this piece because it's just too cool. I don't want to jinx the...Read More

Tuesday Scouting Hot Finds Newsletter October 23, 2018

  I was so distracted because I'm up against a deadline to get the website finished and the leaders guide wrapped up for Camp Barstow. Tonight in Columbia, SC we have an appreciation night for the leaders and parents and will use that opportunity to promote the camp. I'm leaving work today around 2 PM to head that way.  ...Read More

Friday Scouting Hot Finds Newsletter October 21, 2018

  Our pack was well represented with more than a dozen new female Cubs in attendance. They put on a pretty good skit Saturday night. One of the youngest closed our campfire by reciting the Scout Law. My daughter Sophia got to bond with some of the older girls that will be charter members of a Scouts BSA troop in...Read More

Friday Scouting Hot Finds Newsletter October 19, 2018

    What I am going for in this new blog post is to see how collectors are using to organize and store their collection. Ask yourself this question. If you have thousands of dollars invested in your patch collection why would you store it in a shoebox or a gallon size zip-lock bag? I think that's where BHP...Read More

Tuesday Scouting Hot Finds Newsletter October 16, 2018

  I've just published information on the website with details on next year's Charlotte TOR. We are staying on the goldilocks weekend that is just after many lodge spring events but not too close to Easter or late April conclaves to create a conflict. I hope you can make plans to attend. This is our 3rd year and the show...Read More

Friday Scouting Hot Finds Newsletter October 12, 2018

  Today my kids will miss the 5th day of school this year thanks to our friendly neighborhood hurricanes here in the southeast. In Charlotte we only got a few inches of rain but about 32 schools in the area didn't have power yesterday so they made the decision to close again today. Of course I count myself lucky looking...Read More

Tuesday Scouting Hot Finds Newsletter October 09, 2018

    I am keeping an eye on the next hurricane that is going to roll through the southeast. This time I'm not sand bagging my doors but we do expect to get 5-6 inches of rain from Michael.   CLICK HERE TO OPEN THE OCTOBER 09, 2018 ISSUE OF THE SCOUTING HOT FINDS NEWSLETTER


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    I Buy/Sell Memorabilia

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    I have been an active Boy Scout collector for more than twenty-five years. I’ve been buying and selling patches on eBay since 1998. If you have a Boy Scout memorabilia collection you are interested in parting with please contact me…
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    About The Santeeswapper

    Camp Director, Eagle Scout, Order of the Arrow Vigil Honor Member and past Chief, lifelong Scouter and patch collector.

    Jason Spangler
    14039 Hwy 74 East
    Suite A6, #116
    Indian Trail, NC 28079
    (910) 671-4919 [text or call – leave a message]
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    I started collecting Boy Scout memorabilia when I was inducted into Santee Lodge 116, Order of the Arrow at Camp Coker in the summer of 1986. All the guys of ISWA chapter in Elk campsite seemed to be trading and since my dad sent me to camp with a small bag of patches, I jumped in and never looked back....

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