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Boy Scout Memorabilia Collecting Channel – Region 2 and Northeast Region Patches

I’ve mentioned the weekly You Tube Video Series presented by John Pleasants and Larry Lane many of which can be found on the Boy Scout Memorabilia Collecting channel.

Here is another where Joe Berlant presented the Region 2 and Northeast Region Patches.

You can see the video by clicking the image below.

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I primarily collect Northeast Region OA issues, For those who collect Northeast Region Order of the Arrow Patches Dave Scocca’s website is invaluable.


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“A council to a magistrate, who is himself responsible for what he does, are generally nothing better than a clog upon his good intentions, are often the instruments and accomplices of his bad, and are almost always a cloak to his faults.” –Alexander Hamilton, Federalist No. 70, 1788

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Boy Scout Memorabilia Collecting channel First Patch and Flap for the Legacy Lodges in Twin Rivers Council

I’ve mentioned the weekly You Tube Video Series presented by John Pleasants and Larry Lane many of which can be found on the Boy Scout Memorabilia Collecting channel.

Here is one where Joe Berlant presented the first issues from the predecessor Lodges in what is today Twin Rivers Council. This one is of particular interested it NY OA Collectors

You can see the video by clicking the image below.

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“The very idea of the power and the right of the people to establish government presupposes the duty of every individual to obey the established government.” –George Washington, Farewell Address, 1796

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Scouting Hot Finds Insiders Round Table eBay Selling Tips Round 2

Here is the second part of a series of videos where I turn the tables around a bit on Jason Spangler regarding the topic of how to grow your hobby into a business. The discussion this time revolves around moving from a hobby to a part or full time business.

You can see the video by clicking the image below.

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Have a listen if you might be interested in the topic.

Let Jason know if you want to see more of these.

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“The basis of our political systems is the right of the people to make and to alter their Constitutions of Government. But the Constitution, which at any time exists, ‘till changed by an explicit and authentic act of the whole People, is sacredly obligatory upon all.” –George Washington (1796)

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Scouting Hot Finds Insider Round Table When Your Hobby Becomes More Like A Business

I turn the tables around a bit on Jason Spangler. Where I interview Jason Spangler (Santeeswapper) regarding the topic of how to grow your hobby into a business. This becomes a very relevant topic with new IRS reporting for 2022. The discussion this time revolves around moving from a hobby to a part or full time business.

You can see the video by clicking the image below.

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Have a listen if you might be interested in the topic.

Let Jason know if you want to see more of these.

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“The basis of our political systems is the right of the people to make and to alter their Constitutions of Government. But the Constitution, which at any time exists, ‘till changed by an explicit and authentic act of the whole People, is sacredly obligatory upon all.” –George Washington (1796)

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Scouting Hot Finds Boy Scout Category Top 10 List #28

Jason Spangler brings back an old feature, the top 10 highest selling Scouting items on eBay from the first week in March 2021.

Last minute snipes, insurance bids and good old fashioned store inventory are among the best selling items in the Boy Scout category of eBay for the week of March 1-7, 2021. This video brings back an old classic. My last Top 10 video was published in May of 2012. So in bringing it back I’ve drawn some inspiration from other hobbies where this type of video has become popular.

You can see the video by clicking the image below.

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One of them #6, was a Caldwell Pin from Shu Shu Gah Lodge #24. The one in Jason’s list also included the cloth pouch and box with the Caldwell logo, not sure if this contributed to this price realized.

There is currently another #24 Caldwell Pin available on eBay right now.

Let Jason know if you want to see more of these.

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“Dependence begets subservience and venality, suffocates the germ of virtue, and prepares fit tools for the designs of ambition.” —Thomas Jefferson (1781)

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Thread Heads #16: Boy Scout Collecting Projects & The Pandemic

Jason Spangler the Santeeswapper and Brad England have brought back their Threadheads video blog. The most recent is with Boy Scout Collecting Projects & The Pandemic.

Jason writes

Blind trades, Apple bags, 5160 address labels…..this show has it all! Returning to the show after a long hiatus the Thread Heads Jason and Brad are back to talk all things Scouting memorabilia. In this episode they catch up on Brad’s recent huge OA flap blind trade and his experience at the recent Trade-O-Ree in Oklahoma during the pandemic.

Give it a listen.


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“We have therefore to resolve to conquer or die. … Let us therefore rely upon the goodness of the Cause, and the aid of the supreme Being, in whose hands Victory is, to animate and encourage us to great and noble actions.” –George Washington (1776)

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Scouting Hot Finds Radio #92: Refurbishing Vintage BSA Knives and Axes With Bill Chadek

Jason Spangler the Santeeswapper has reinvigorated his podcast series. The most recent is with Bill Chadek.

Jason writes:

A decade ago Bill Chadek took a gamble on a Boy Scout pocket knife. He cleaned up a beat up old knife and brought it back to life with elbow grease, sandpaper, and lots of polishing. This was the beginning of a side business refurbishing vintage BSA pocket knives, sheath knives and hand axes. Today his completed projects sell at auction for as much as $400 on eBay. Over the last decade of honing his craft Bill has experimented with different woods, learned how to forge a much improved leather sheath, and mastered polishing metal. In the interview we talk in depth about one of his most well known projects – recreating the “Kit Carson” style combo with sheath knife with a hand axe mated together.

Listen to “#92 Refurbishing Vintage BSA Knives and Axes With Bill Chadek” on Spreaker.

Give it a listen.


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“Liberty is not to be enjoyed, indeed it cannot exist, without the habits of just subordination; it consists, not so much in removing all restraint from the orderly, as in imposing it on the violent.” –Fisher Ames, Essay on Equality, 1801

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