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Last night I closed out the camp patch blind trade by packaging and printing shipping labels for all the people who took part.  I'll take this box of packages to the post office today and you should have them soon.  Those that took part (21 in total) should have also received an email with their tracking info.
Vintage Boy Scout Memorabilia Up First
So I've spotted an auction that has some of my favorite Scouting items and I'm itching to place a bid on it. The auction has some nice old medals, 1940s Explorer insignia and a ton of good looking merit badges.  The only problem is I think I have everything pictured in my collection already.  Has that happened to you.  This auction is temping because it's all the stuff I"m interested in but I don't know if I can bring myself to pay over $500 for dupes.
Order of the Arrow Auctions Live on eBay
Recently I asked for ideas to use as podcast topics when I reboot my Scouting Hot Finds Radio.  It's good to see some of you are anxious to see it come back.  I heard a few good ideas that I will definitely follow up on.  I am guessing it will be August when this reboots but I will go ahead and tape some shows before then so I can stay on a biweekly schedule.
Scouting Auctions Ending Soon on eBay
About a month from now my Scouts will be pushing off to a Girl Scout mini camp at the Summit.  I haven't been since the 2013 Jamboree and I'm looking forward to being a participant this time.  When I move to Charlotte I'll just be a few hours away so I'm hoping to make visiting the camp an annual event.
Patchblanket.com eBay Store Santeeswapper
Well on May 1st the eBay policy for stores went into affect.  I am guessing that the pricing will actually save me about $200 in fees per month.  It is not very often that you get a deal like that.  Essentially eBay is pushing people to grow their stores and the carrot is free listings.  Either way at www.Patchblanket.com where I keep my eBay store I'm thankful for the deal.
We are winding down the school year and our state tests are less than 2 weeks from now.  It's been a good year back in the teaching saddle and I'll miss some of my students when it's all over.  However, my summer vacation is looking better and better so I won't miss them too much!

Yours in Scouting,


Jason Spangler
Santeeswapper LLC

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