Friday, June 27, 2014
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. With his own father falling a victim to cancer he decided to write a reference guide for others Scouting memorabilia collectors who were interested in this niche. Teaming up with Brett Estrade who runs Patchtrends.com he put together a guide that has all known issues including pricing data. In this episode of the Scouting Hot Finds Radio Justin and Brett share the story of this new collectors guide. For other Scouting memorabilia collectors who have notions of writing a similar collecting resource guide Brett Estrade is willing to partner with them by offering his database of prices realized from the Boy Scout category of eBay. At the time of this episode that catalog holds over 2 million price points. cancerguide.patchtrends.com
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Thursday, May 29, 2014
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 assemble a patrol of Scouts in vintage uniforms to perform flag ceremonies in classic fashion. John's story and willingness to be a Boy Scout evangelist for the movement should be an inspiration for all memorabilia collectors.
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Friday, May 9, 2014
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 group was born. In this interview the cofounders look back as the group climbs over 5,000 members with no signs of slowing down.
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The follow episode for this topic was published the very next week. You can listed to that episode by clicking this play widget.
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As mentioned in the episode the idea of forming the Scout Patch Collectors Facebook Group came from an episode of this podcast. Go back and listen to those origin episodes.