Best Memorabilia podcasts we could find (Updated September 2018)
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A show built for anyone interested in Boy Scout memorabilia. The show features interviews with knowledgeable collectors in the hobby. Show topics include selling on eBay, resources for the hobby, interesting websites and people doing new things to promote the hobby of collecting Scouting memorabilia. My website is at http://www.scoutinghotfinds.com.
 
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Andrew Silverstone could teach us all a thing or two about the Scout Oath and Law. When he heard that some Scouts had lost their patches at the 2017 National Scout Jamboree he sprang into action organizing rescue boxes. Using social media he gathered donations and made sure that these Scouts first experience with trading patches wasn't a disapp ...…
 
Scott Wheeler is a Boy Scout memorabilia collector who has a collection with over 100,000 unique items. The only way he can keep track of all these items is by creating checklists. That has led him to create the best 2017 National Jamboree checklist of council issued items. By Scott's estimation there are around 2000 items issued for this Jambo ...…
 
Nick Wolf, the Patch King, has a Top 10 list just for folks headed to the Jamboree. As a veteran trader of several Jambos now Nick has come up with ten important tips he shares with the listeners. I was able to sprinkle in some stories and commentary on Nick's list to give you some good examples. The bottom line is that anybody going to the 201 ...…
 
In getting ready to host a Boy Scout memorabilia show (we like to call them Trade-O-Rees) I was asked by the troop committee chairman to come give a patch trading class to the Scouts of Troop 33. Episode 79 is the audio of that patch collecting talk that I gave to about two-dozen Scouts ranging from fresh Tenderfoots to high school aged Eagles. ...…
 
http://www.ScoutingHotFinds.com Becky Byrns was the first collector to host a national Girl Scout collectors show back in the 1990s. Now with 15 shows under her belt and another coming up in a few weeks she is my guest on Scouting Hot Finds Radio. Becky and I talk about the unique points of Girl Scout memorabilia including badges, dolls, jewelr ...…
 
http://www.ScoutingHotFinds.com Today on the podcast I welcome Nick Wolf who many of you know as the "Patch King". After using some customized patch trading blankets at the 2015 National Order of the Arrow Conference Nick set about seeing if he could design and produce a patch trading blanket for the hobby. After six months of developement he r ...…
 
Join me as Russell Smart shares details on this summer's Boy Scout National Jamboree. As the Program Chairman he has spent many hours planning since the 2013 National Jamboree to iron out the wrinkles and make this summer's event amazing. During July 2017 over 40,000 Scouts and Scouters will descend on the Summit Bechtel National Scout Reserve ...…
 
Listen in to hear the wisdom of Uncle Nick. My interview with Nick Loesch will trace his history in the hobby and get his impressions on how it's changed over the years. Nick attened the 1964 Jamboree as a boy and caught the patch collecting pretty hard. It was at the 1965 NOAC that he burned a Blue Heron Lodge flap to make a point about boys r ...…
 
Everyone interested in selling on eBay needs to pay attention to the fees that are going to take a hard bit out of your bottom line. In today's episode of Scouting Hot Finds Radio we are taking a hard look at what it costs to sell on eBay and look at some strategies that might help you take advantage of the quirks of selling on eBay including w ...…
 
The collectibles category lives on eBay. Amazon? Forget about it! Try doing it yourself with your own website? Good luck! So when eBay updates their fees and policies twice a year buyers and especially sellers need to pay attention. In this episode of Scouting Hot Finds Radio I am going to break down the changes eBay is rolling out to the marke ...…
 
I met Mary Lou Schwarzer at the recent Easley, South Carolina Trade-O-Ree sponsored by Chris Jensen. What makes his encounter interesting is that she drove down from the Blue Ridge Mountains Council in Virginia (http://www.bsa-brmc.org) to unload a lot of her council's old inventory including camp patches, OA and special issue CSPs. In talking ...…
 
I decided to record this episode of the podcast when I got a message from a Facebook friend. Krishna Palani asked, "Can you please offer me some resources and tips for trading patches at NOAC? I'm relatively new to trading and I'm going to NOAC this year." I started to fire off a message back when I realized that this was probably a topic that ...…
 
The last several episodes of Scouting Hot Finds Radio have focused on unique strategies that people in the hobby of collecting Boy Scout memorabilia have used to feed their habit. Today's episode of the podcast takes the question to one of the young guns in the hobby Nick Wolf of the Connecticut Yankee Council and Owaneco Lodge 313. Nicknamed t ...…
 
Richard Mori has been collecting Scouting memorabilia and specializing in rare books for many years. In this interview he reveals a strategy for success that he feels confident nobody can duplicate. What is really interesting about the way that Richard makes money in the hobby of collecting Boy Scout and Girl Scout memorabilia is that he does i ...…
 
When the Boy Scouts of America announced they would be building a permanent Jamboree site in the hills of West Virginia Todd Kelly started making some trips to the "Mountain State" to scope out locations for a Trade-O-Ree. One of the results of that venture was deciding to rent out a booth in two different antique malls in nearby Beckley, West ...…
 
Her eBay user ID was a perfect choice several years ago - my_real_job_is_tattoos. Ironically as her eBay business grew she was able to leave behind that "real job" and make a full time living as a work from home eBay Powerseller. Angie Diller is my guest on Scouting Hot Finds Radio and our topic is essentially sourcing. For Angie she runs a bus ...…
 
http://www.scoutinghotfinds.com Chris Jensen of Streamwood Inc. has been in the Boy Scout memorabilia hobby since the 1960s and as a full-time memorabilia dealer he has hosted more than forty trade-o-rees including ones for the National Order of the Arrow Conference (NOAC). In August of 2015 the Order of the Arrow will be holding it's 100th Ann ...…
 
http://www.scoutinghotfinds.com/campbook My guest is Bob Sherman who is a well known figure in the hobby of collecting Boy Scout memorabilia. Some have taken to calling him the "camp patch man" as he has been writing the camp patch column in the ISCA Journal for a whopping 22 years now. The focus of our interview tonight is discussing the brand ...…
 
When Boyd Williams attended the 1981 National Boy Scout Jamboree and traded a few patches he probably never thought he'd eventually become one of the well-known collectors in Tennessee. However, after moving back home to Franklin, Tennessee in 1994 and getting back active in Scouting he soon caught the patch collecting bug. As an active Scouter ...…
 
Justin Carlisle began collecting Boy Scout cancer awareness patches about the time that his Order of the Arrow chapter issued a patch to help raise funds for the local chapter of the Susan G. Komen Foundation in Greenville, SC. Soon he discovered that several OA lodges had produced memorabilia to help find a cure for cancer and he was hooked. W ...…
 
During the centennial of the Boy Scouts of America in 2010 John Soresen got the idea to create a traveling display that he calls Scouting History on Wheels. In my interview with him today John shares the story of how he put together the display and what he is trying to share with the audience. Perhaps the most unique thing he has done is assemb ...…
 
In the conclusion of my interview with Brad England the coufounder of the Scout Patch Collectors Facebook Group we reflect back on how the group has impacted the hobby. Brad and I also talk about how in many ways the group is an anomaly for Facbook in that is is uber-active. Finally we make a wish list for tools that we lack as admins of the group.…
 
Brad England and I literally launched the Scout Patch Collectors Facebook as a direct result of this radio show two years ago. I noticed Brad swapping Boy Scout patches on Facebook and lined him up on an interview to share his strategy. Out of that conversation was born the idea to create a group on Facebook devoted to trading patches and the g ...…
 
For more than a decade the Scout Patch Collectors Base Camp has been the goto reference directory for those interested in Scouting memorabilia. Glenn Chase is my guest tonight and I consider him to be one of the Internet pioneers of the hobby. As the curator of the base camp since it launched he has probably seen every patch collecting website ...…
 
http://www.santeeswapper.com When Gary Beadle looked up at the tall pine paneled wall of the Gulf Coast Council BSA Scout office he had an inspiration. Why not decorate the beautiful wall with a true council collection of memorabilia. He pitched the idea to the council board and Scout executive who were more than happy for him to undertake the ...…
 
http://www.santeeswapper.com Ted Thompson was like many Boy Scout memorabilia collectors when he ran up against a collecting roadblock about five years ago. His main interest was council shoulder strips but when he got down to a final list of the twenty-five toughies he had to come up with something new to pursue to keep his passion for the hob ...…
 
http://www.santeeswapper.com Boy Scout memorabilia collectors in this episode of Scouting Hot Finds Radio I wrap up 2013 and look to new projects in 2014. Over the course of the year there have been 18 episodes of the show published with interviews from interesting people in the hobby such as Russell Smart, Chris Jensen, Deryl Radder and more. ...…
 
www.scoutinghotfinds.com The effort to catalog and describe all known Order of the Arrow issues has been ongoing since the 1950s. Many old collectors will remember the Bill Price books that had a picture of each flap and attempted to describe the restrictions. David Leubitz had a book – the original Blue Book that tried to catalog the issues an ...…
 
In the conclusion of my interview with Dan Coberly regarding American Scouting overseas we talk about what BSA Scouting has looked like in the War on Terrorism. Dan discusses how Scouting has popped up in Iraq and Afghanistan led by soldiers who are reaching out to the community. He also gives a neat history of the Overseas Arrowmen Association ...…
 
Growing up on an Air Force Base in rural South Carolina I knew all about the Transatlantic Council and even had some members of my troop that had been in the Far East Council. So when I got in touch with Dan Coberly and found out he is a Distinguished Eagle with an incredible knowledge and history with American Scouting overseas I had to get hi ...…
 
While patch trading wasn't the only thing happening at the 2013 National Boy Scout Jamboree it was just as popular as ever with the Scouts, Scouters, and visitors. On tonights episode I'm going to give my personal take on patch trading at the Jamboree. I'll give my opinions and share my experiences having gone in for all 7 days that visitors we ...…
 
For the better part of a year I've been tweaking my own online strategy for selling Boy Scout memorabilia. From closing my eBay store and Prostore in 2012 to reversing some of those decisions in the Spring its been a time of transition and testing. Tonight I'll talk about all that and include an interview with Jody Tucker with details of one of ...…
 
Tens of thousands of Boy Scout youth and adult members are packing their bags and heading out for the 2013 National Boy Scout Jamboree this week. You can count me among the crowd that is going to stream into a sleepy corner of West Virginia for the big event. In tonight's episode of Scouting Hot Finds Radio I've got an update on the Mt. Hope Tr ...…
 
Join me for the launch of a new and invaluable resource for the Boy Scout meorabilia collecting community. Brett Estrade and I are formally launching http://www.patchtrends.com in this episode. Roughly a year ago I published an episode of the radio show that finally comes to fruition tonight. In that show on the Prices Realized Guides I longed ...…
 
Mike McAdams with help from Chip Elliott has just published Philmont Millennium 1 Second Edition which can be found at http://www.philmontm1.com. This book is the definitive guide to memorabilia issued for everyone's favorite high adventure base in New Mexico. I was able to catch up with Mike at a trade-o-ree this year when he sat down with a g ...…
 
Tonight you will hear the conclusion of my interview with Deryl Radder who was the founder of the Scouting Collectors Society. At one time this Yahoo club was the largest Scouting gathering of Scout patch collectors on the web. In this episode he will share the story of the Y2K trade-o-ree and what led him to eventually pull the plug on the groups.…
 
Way back before there was the Scout Patch Collectors Facebook Group there was a time Yahoo was doing some really cool things with groups. From 1999 - 2006 the largest place for Scouters to meet up online and swap stories and patches was the Scouting Collectors Society. With a brilliant strategy to use club patches as incentives Deryl Radder gre ...…
 
Boy Scout collectors that have been in the hobby a long time know the Trade-O-Ree scene pretty well. Your typical show is long on grey haired attendees and short on walk in traffic. But there is another way. John Ryan has been thinking outside the box for going on three decades with the Lone Star TOR in Grapevine Texas. This year his show will ...…
 
This is the show that all Boy Scout memorabilia collectors have been waiting for. At the 2013 National Boy Scout Jamboree patch trading will be an official scheduled activity for the first time ever. Patch trading between adult Scouters and youth Scouts will be allowed at a Jamboree for the first time in decades. I would go so far as to say tha ...…
 
What's the plan for this summer's big 2013 National Boy Scout Jamboree? The Volunteer Program Group Chairman Russell Smart is my guest tonight and he'll take us inside the game plan for the Jamboree. One of the features is comparing how this new Jamboree experience compares to the familiar A.P. Hill setting that many of us are familiar with. Th ...…
 
If you are on a contingent, signed up for staff, or just heading up as a visitor to the 2013 National Boy Scout Jamboree being held this summer at the Boy Scout's new Summit Bechtel Reserve property - then this is the show for you. Russell Smart is my guest and as a volunteer he is about at the top of the food chain when it comes to the Jambore ...…
 
Roy More of TSPA was in the middle of last year's ground shaking merger in Michigan that wiped out councils and may change the BSA playbook forever. As Roy says in tonights show, some of this "scares the hell out of national (BSA)". Listen in for a great show that should appeal to all Scouters. An email I got from a Scouting friend named Bruce ...…
 
As a Scouting memorabilia dealer for over three decades Chris Jensen has seen a lot of the changes in the hobby. He was one of the first big sellers of Boy Scout memorabilia when eBay launched and remembers the good old days when he couldn't list stuff fast enough. In part 2 of my interview with Chris we talk about eBay and its changing fortune ...…
 
http://www.scoutinghotfinds.com Back in the 1990s I was a college student who looked forward to the quarterly newspaper catalog of Boy Scout memorabilia that would show up in my university P.O. Box. My guest tonight on Scouting Hot Finds Radio has been a full time Scout memorabilia dealer for going on three decades. Chris Jensen, the owner of S ...…
 
Tonight's show is dedicated to a question that all hobbies face whether it be model train railroaders or in our case Boy Scout memorabilia collectors - how do you bring new people especially youth into the hobby. While at the Dallas Trade-O-Ree I got the opinions of ten big names in the hobby to that question. Ron Aldridge, Mitch Reis, Albertus ...…
 
On the show we have several guests who are on live to talk about the 2013 National Scout Jamboree Trade-O-Ree to be held in Mt. Hope, West Virginia just a few miles from the gates to the Summit Bechtel Reserve. The town Mayor Michael Martin will be joined by TOR organizers Todd Kelly and Richard Mori to talk about the history of the area and wh ...…
 
My guest tonight on Scouting Hot Finds Radio is Brian Ives of http://www.EagleScoutPins.com. Brian is also known as eBay seller Discover626 and on tonight's show he will be sharing the details of how he got started collecting this unique are of Boy Scout Memorabilia. We will learn about the Harmon Foundation Pin (Brian's most treasured pin!), t ...…
 
Straight from the pages of Scouting Magazine! Will Scouts be able to continue the legacy of swapping patches at the Summit? See what your Scouts can expect when it comes to patch trading at the 2013 National Scout Jamboree. My guest tonight is Spencer Haberman who was featured in the current issue of Scouting Magazine. The article titled, "Summ ...…
 
In the summer of 2013 when 50,000 Scouts and Scouters get together for the first National Jamboree to be held at the Summit Bechtel Reserve you know there is going to be some trading going on. My guest tonight, Todd Kelly is organizing the huge Jamboree Trade-O-Ree (TOR) for Boy Scout memorabilia collectors that will run from July 13th - 21st i ...…
 
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