Today I'm excited to break my big news for the week. For more than a decade I've been posting on the Internet in forums and blog posts websites about things in the hobby. This content eventually included this Hot Finds Newsletter, videos and my podcast. Now all that content has been merged into the new ScoutPatchCollectors.com.
Vintage Boy Scout Memorabilia Up First
I am still sorta surprised that I actually killed off one of my core sites ScoutingHotFinds.com in order to make this happen. But in Boy Scout terms I think we would call say that website was superceded. It was merged with another and it's name has been retired. Not the Hot Finds "brand" that I built in 2009 but the stand alone website is no more.
I'm moving to try and have one website to rule them all. All told now over the last five years I've folded 4 websites into 1 in an effort to concentrate all my web content into a better resource site. Visit
Order of the Arrow Auctions Live on eBay
Now that all of my content is on ScoutPatchCollectors.com it boasts over 1,000 unique posts. I'm not claiming its an encyclopedia for the hobby but it's everything that I've done on the web over the last 10+ years. I've got a few projects that are still stand alone like CarolinaOA.com but that's more of a community project rather than something I built alone.
The CarolinaOA blind trade was a success. Despite the quick turnaround time I had 11 collectors take part and swapped out 415 patches from that narrow band of OA lodges. All the packages went out in the mail yesterday and the guys will have their new cloth in time for this weekend's SR-7B Cardinal Conclave and the following weekend for the SR-5 Dixie Fellowship.
This weekend I'll be in the woods with my brothers. I've got the babysitter booked so I can get on the road early Friday and drive up to beautiful Camp Raven Knob for the Cardinal Conclave. This is the largest conclave in the country with typically 1200-1500 Arrowmen in attendance. I'm a delegate with Klahican Lodge 331 and will get to see many of my friends from southeastern NC that I made before we moved.
Today was the 2nd of 3 big changes I'm making to my line up of websites. Earlier in the month I reworked my main landing page
www.Santeeswapper.com. Step 2 was merging ScoutiingHotFinds.com which I've announced today. I've got one more big project in the works and with any luck in May I can roll that one out.
Yours in Scouting,
Jason Spangler Santeeswapper LLC
In Charlotte, North Carolina I have an antique mall booth that is filled with nothing but Scouting stuff. I call this location my clearance center because I've marked down everything to move. A lot of what you will find there are items that are too bulky to easily ship from an Internet store. The booth is located in The Sleepy Poet which is a well established antique mall on South Blvd in Charlotte. The mall is open 7-days/week year round. So the next time you are in the area come check it out.