Articles from March 2010

Looking Back – Collecting Guidelines

Just about a year ago, I wrote a post “Collecting Guidelines,”  since we are now in the midst of the Spring TOR Season here in the Northeast, I thought this would be a good time to highlight thid post.

My feed reader brought me an article First Edition: An Introduction to Book Collecting
whose main points, can easily be applied to collecting Scout memorabilia.

Know what you want to collect. Genres, authors, reading copies, high-grade first editions—whatever. We all have “accidental” collections that accumulate, without conscious intent, over the course of time; if you are at the point where you want to start taking an active role in shaping a collection, the best place to start is with understanding what belongs in it, and what doesn’t.

Decide what you want to collect.  If it is OA, will it be a number set?  All Active Lodges?  My state? My Section? My Lodge? Flaps, Odd-shapes, event issues?  It is up to you to decide what you want to collect; set a goal, monitor your progress and watch that accumulation turn into a collection.

You can read the rest here.


A child of five would understand this. Send someone to fetch a child of five.

Groucho Marx

US comedian with Marx Brothers (1890 – 1977)



Shared Items From Around The Web – March 25, 2010


2010 Central New York Trade-O-Ree

Steve Austin sends along word about the 2010 Central New York Trade-O-Ree.

2010 Central New York Trade-O-Ree Scouting Memorabilia & Trade Show

When: Friday, June 11th (5pm –1opm)and Saturday, June 12th (9am –3pm)

Where: Camp Woodland

Kibbie Lake Road

Constantia, New York 13044

Tables: 8 FOOT TABLE + 2 CHAIRS Prior to 6/5/10($15) After ($20)

Admission Is $1.00Per Person

Anyone In Any Uniform Is Free!!!

Live And Silent Auctions

Displays / Trading / Dealers / Appraisal’s

Food / Friends / Fellowship / Fun

Great Event For Families And Scouts Of All Ages

Visit The William Hillcourt Scout Museum And Carson Buck Memorial Library which will be open that weekend.

For more info rkrzyiew at twcny dot rr dot com


“It is, in fact, nothing short of a miracle that the modern methods of instruction have not entirely strangled the curiosity of inquiry.” – Albert Einstein


Buckskin Lodge #412 Matinecock Chapter eX2010


Shared Items From Around The Web – March 23, 2010


Area 2-E 1967 Neckerchief Slide

I had previously posted on the Area 2-E 1967 Conclave Issues .  One of the 1967 Area 2E Neckerchief Slides from the event recently ended on eBay.

Clicking on the image will bring you to the auction for the next few months.

Still a need of mine.


“On every question of construction, carry ourselves back to the time when the Constitution was adopted, recollect the spirit manifested in the debates and instead of trying what meaning may be squeezed out of the text or invented against it, conform to the probable one in which it was passed.” –Thomas Jefferson


Buckskin Lodge #412 J7 Ceremonial Team

Here is another new issue from Buckskin Lodge #412 which I have buried in the pile I call my in box. Brian Petrowki sent it along last month.  He advised:

This patch measures 12 inches long and 7 inches high. There were 100 of these patches made and only active members of the lodge or chapters ceremonials teams are able to purchase only one patch per person.

Buckskin Lodge #412 J7 Ceremonial Team

The Blue Book Stats for this one should be:
J7 WHT C GRN BLK – YEL outlined BLK Ceremonial Team

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Historically, the claim of consensus has been the first refuge of scoundrels; it is a way to avoid debate by claiming that the matter is already settled.
Michael Crichton, Caltech Michelin Lecture, January 17, 2003
US author & screenwriter (1942 – 2008)