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ISCA Journal June 2008

I’ve written about The International Scouting Collectors Association or ISCA in the past. To me, the primary benefit of being a member, is the ISCA Journal.

A benefit of membership in ISCA is a subscription to The “ISCA Journal”, ISCA’s quarterly publication featuring ISCA functions, Trade-O-Ree information, history of Scouting memorabilia, news of new patches issued, reports on TOR’s, Letters to the Editor and lots more.

Four times a year, you typically get a 48 page magazine with a full color glossy cover chock full of articles and advertisements relating to collecting Scouting Memorabilia.

The June 2008 issue is no exception the full color cover depicts camp patches from Segregated Scout Camps, which is the3 topic of Bob Sherman’s Collecting Camp Patches Column in this issue. Also included is a two page checklist of segregated Scout camps and 4 pages of black and white photos of various issues from these camps.

OA collectors are not left out, there is a regular OA column by Bruce Shelley and Dave Minnihan. Readers of this blog and John Pannell’s blog will be familiar with some (but by no means all) of this information.

Red and White and CSP collectors can also find regular columns to help keep them informed about there collecting niche too. Merit Badge collectors will find a discussion on silk thread versus cotton (look at the back of the badge).

No matter what your collecting niche, chances are there is a column or recent article of interest.

You can only get the Journal by becoming a member of ISCA.


The Constitution shall never be construed… to prevent the people of the United States who are peaceable citizens from keeping their own arms.” —Samuel Adams


Bill Freeman recently posted this to Patch-L.  In this age of council mergers and camp sales, it is never more true:

It may have been the first place that you went for a week without your family.
You may have gone swimming in a lake for the first time.
You may have been in a canoe or rowboat for the first time
You may have slept in a wall tent for the first time.
You may have been tapped out and took your ordeal there.
You may have kept your Vigil there.
You may have worked there and it was your best summer job ever.
You may have earned many of your merit badges there.
You may have worked very hard in making it a better place for all scouts.
You may have visited other council camps while attending an Area Meeting or Section Conclave.
You may have gone back for a visit.
You may still be going there with your scouts.
You may drive by where the entrance was after the camp was closed in favor of a larger camp of a merged council.
It may have not had the best facilities, may not have been in the best location, and may have been too small, but it was ‘your’ camp.
Bill is mainly a Camp Patch trader, and his homepage can be found here.

Computer Issues

Sorry for the light posting of late.  I am having computer issues.  First replaced the power supply which lasted for 3 days.  Now a tech will visit with yet another power supply and new motherboard. 

I do have limited net access on another PC, but don’t have access to my scanner, Dreamweaver, Photoshop, etc.  which has slowed things down.

Once I’m back up, I will have postings on new (and not so new) issues from 34 and 402 as well as the 49QS1 (thanks Dave).

Hopefully this won’t take much longer to resolve. 


Philmont Cavalcade Y2K Arrowhead available on Ebay

Some of you may know that I’m a Trustee for the TMR Scout Museum.  The Musuem over the past several months has received a number of donations of some significant  (and some not so significant ) items which are outside our remit or duplicates of the museum collection.  I have been given the authorization to place some of these items on eBay, to raise funds for the museum.  We are in the midst of a further expansion of our building which we hope to have completed by the opening of the 2007 Summer Camp season.

The newest donation is for a Philmont Cavalcade Y2K Arrowhead which has been placed on Ebay earlier this evening.  You can find it here or view the image below.  All proceeds from the auction less eBay fees will be used to benefit the Ten Mile River Scout Museum and its programs.

Philmont Cavalcade Y2K Arrowhead


Sorry for the long Absence

Sorry for the hiatus in posting, but real life sometimes intervenes. Will try to catch up on some new issues.


Comments removed and readded

I’ve had some problems with the site since adding the ability to post comments. I have temporarily removed the comments scripting. Sometimes you get what you pay for…

I’ve now added a new comments host and we will see how it works out. I’d like this to be interactive so information can be shared.



How about some trading?

I’d be interested in trading my #24 Shu Shu Gah Lodge 2004 NOAC 2-piece set for other 2004 NOAC issues from New York State. One set for 2 flaps or two piece set for two piece set.

Please email with any offers here