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Sunday Morning December 6, 2020

In the hobby news broke this weekend of the passing of Dr. Terry Grove. As many of you know he has written several reference books and was the go-to guy for the history of the Eagle award.  Back in 2012 I partnered with Terry to help him publish an e-Book on the history of the rank patches for Eagle.  You can watch that video at this link.
This Weekend Is Loaded With Auctions
In the Hot Finds I have talked about the importance of reference books to help drive the hobby quite a bit.  Terry was someone who went down the rabbit hole a bit and researched and wrote about so many aspects of the Eagle Award.  He even got into the certificates and signatures.  His other work was a book about the early ceremonies of the OA. 

Order of the Arrow Auctions Up For Bids
In April of 2012 Terry was my guest on Scouting Hot Finds Radio as we discussed his work on identifying the Eagle Scout patches for his project.  This interview is about 30 minutes long and will serve as a great remembrance of what he gave back to the hobby. 

Auctions Are The Hot Finds Secret Sauce
There have been several stories floating around this weekend about what kind of a man Terry was.  I remember back some years ago when I had an issue with some other folks in the hobby he counseled me to be a better Christian and forgive their back stabbing and insults.  I'm not sure I ever really accepted his advice but I know it was good advice from a very Godly man. 

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Tonight on eBay I have about 100 auctions from a nice OA collection.  These are mostly issues from lodges in the upper 400s including some good pieces.  On my ScoutpatchHQ account I have a dozen auctions from a 1950s collection that includes some camp neckerchiefs that might go for more than $400 each.  
Yesterday I went to Hobby Lobby to poke around as I'm right in the middle of figuring out displays and how I want to hang stuff on the wall in my office.  I don't think their generic frames are just right for my project (especially at that price) but it did give me some ideas.  Of course I'll share exactly what I did in a video as I'm right in the middle of figuring out some new storage and display systems.
Your brother in the cloth,

Jason Spangler
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scoutpatchhq My Boy Scout memorabilia store at www.ScoutPatchHQ.com is loaded with thousands of patches for sale with free shipping.  At launch it features the collection of Marty Wasznicky "the Silverfox Trader" being sold on consignment.  Inside you can find Order of the Arrow, National Jamboree and Council Shoulder Patches.