Silent Star Wars

The Star Wars Trilogy as a silent movie, all in a Minute and 16 seconds.


There are no persons capable of stooping so low as those who desire to rise in the world.” —Lady Marguerite Blessington


ISCA Pre-NOAC Trade-O-Ree

I had previously posted news about the International Scout Traders Association pre-NOAC TOR being held at the NOAC Facility.  There is now a preliminary flyer available on the ISCA website.  Don’t know if my schedule is flexible enough to attend this event, but it sounds like it will be well worth while.

Some key info:

For the first time ever, the Trade-O-Ree will be on campus
and an official part of NOAC.

The Trade-O-Ree will be next to contingent registration on Saturday and the event will be listed in the NOAC participant program.


  • football filed sized facility
  • 400 tables


It takes the highest courage to utter unpopular truths.” —Herbert Spencer


Shared Items From Around The Web – December 8, 2008


Other Auction Sites

Despite its faults real and perceived, eBay is still the 800 pound gorilla in the room for Scouting collectibles. There are a few others including Manions which usually has 200-300 Scouting items listed on its ListitYourself service.

AuctionBytes has posted an article on news and links to a number of other auction websites.  A quick look shows only a few dozen Scouting items on any one site, but it may be worth checking them out from time to time.

Sites include:

and several others.  Check ’em out.


If liberty means anything at all, it means the right to tell people what they do not want to hear.” —George Orwell


Best posts on New York OA Trader from 1st December – 7th December 2008

Too many posts to handle? If you missed out on a great post from last week, here’s a quick digest of the top posts that you may want to check out:
  • Battery Hacks
    Posted on Tuesday, December 2nd, 2008 in Miscellaneous – Comments: (0)
    Some surprising battery hacks.9 Volt Battery Hack! You’ll Be Surprised… – The best bloopers are hereAnd here is another one: 12 Volt Battery Hack! You’ll Be Surprised… – video powered by MetacafeI’ve never tried these myself, so observe proper cautions and let me know if they work for you.Hat Tip: Lifehacker————————–Speak the truth, but leave immediately after.
  • Buckskin Lodge #412 Matinecock Chapter 2004 Klondike Derby
    Posted on Wednesday, December 3rd, 2008 in Buckskin #412 – Comments: (0)
    Here is another discovery from Brian Petrowski, as he documents a number of previously unlisted Klondike Derby event patches from Buckskin Lodge #412’s Matinecock Chapter.  This one is from the 2004 event and has a half-moon shape.
  • Buckskin Lodge #412 Matinecock Chapter eX2008
    Posted on Monday, December 1st, 2008 in Buckskin #412 – Comments: (0)
    Brian Petrowski shares an image of a new Chapter event patch from Buckskin Lodge #412 Matinecock Chapter for the 2008 Klondike Derby.  This is the twenty second in a series of Klondike Derby patches from Matinecock dating back to 1987.This years version of the patch can be seen below.

    Blue Book stats:Matinecock eX2008 YEL R BRN BLK M/C FDL; BLK WWW, YEL 2008 Gold Mine Keep Out M/C Klondike DerbyI could use one of these myself!

  • Section NE-2B 1973 Conclave Issues
    Posted on Tuesday, December 2nd, 2008 in Area/Section Conclaves – Comments: (1)
    1973 Was the first year for this new Section after the reorganization from Areas the year before. The first NE-2B Section conclave was held at Camp Woodlands and hosted by Nischa Nitas Lodge #410.There were two items issued for this conclave, a pocket patch:According to the OA Section List, the lodges which comprised NE-2B at this time Ko Nosh I Oni Lodge #34 Otahnagon Lodge #172 Tahgajute Lodge #247 Kamargo Lodge #294 Adirondack Lodge #357 Nischa Nitis Lodge #410 Manatoanna Lodge #461 Yahnundasis Lodge #465 Ah Wa Ge Lodge #477 Chi Sigma Lodge #546Thanks to Tom Wadnola for the scans.
  • Shared Items From Around The Web – December 2, 2008
    Posted on Tuesday, December 2nd, 2008 in Miscellaneous – Comments: (0)
    Season One of ‘Scouting for Adventure’ on DVD NowDecember 1, 2008 Mom is Alive Thanks to Boy Scout SonDecember 1, 2008 – We all would like to think we would react well in an emergency, here is a Scout who did.Prospective 2010 National Jamboree Staffers Recieve Their Staff PatchNovember 29, 2008 Best Layering Article EverNovember 27, 2008 Tell Them You Love Them – Send Them a CardNovember 23, 2008 Freezing heat: more climate debate.
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