Do you have some old Boy Scout stuff you are thinking about selling? I’m always looking to buy new material. No collection too big or too small.
This cool relic arrived in the mail today. It is a Scout Leaders open collar belted jacket. The Scoutmaster patch dates from 1920 – 1937. The button are made by Sigmund Eisner and I assume the jacket was also, but the tag has been removed from inside the jacket. The brass BSA Monogram and Troop 29 Numbers are made of Brass and have a screw back.
Below is an example of an error patch on these Region 6 1969 National Jamboree contingent patches. One has the state of Georgia missing. I don’t believe this is a rare one, but just an example of a true error vs. a thread break or some other mishap during production.
Boy Scout Coffee Mugs while cool, are not all that collectible. I hate it when someone has a box of these and thinks they are going to get rich off them. The brutal truth is they are good for drinking coffee and target practice.
National Jamboree Memorabilia is very popular, but the following statistics are interesting. For example, at the 1960 National Jamboree held in Colorado Springs there were 56,377 attendees. This was the largest attendance ever at a Jamboree (not counting 1973 which had two locations). I think its safe to say that every attendee purchased at least 2 or 3 patches, so right there you have over 100,000 of these patches that were made and sold. Many scouts purchased 10 or more. My only point here is that there is a ton of National Jamboree material out there which means its not that rare or valuable.
|1935||Washington, D.C.||BSA Silver Jubilee (25th)||August 21, 1935–August 30, 1935||cancelled due to a polioepidemic.|
|1937||Washington D.C.||June 30, 1937–July 9, 1937||27,238|
|1950||Valley Forge,Pennsylvania||“Strengthen Liberty”||June 27, 1950–July 6, 1950||47,163|
|1953||Irvine Ranch, California
(Area now calledNewport Center andFashion Island)
|“Forward on Liberty’s Team”
Jamboree Road built for the event
|July 17, 1953–July 23, 1953||45,401|
|1957||Valley Forge, Pennsylvania||“Onward For God And My Country”||July 12, 1957–July 18, 1957||52,580|
|1960||Colorado Springs,Colorado||“For God and Country”
BSA Golden Jubilee (50th)
|July 22, 1960–July 28, 1960||56,377|
|1964||Valley Forge, Pennsylvania||“Strengthen America’s Heritage”||July 17, 1964–July 23, 1964||50,960|
|1969||Farragut State Park,Idaho||“Building to Serve”||July 16, 1969–July 22, 1969||34,251|
|1973||Farragut State Park, Idaho and Moraine State Park,Pennsylvania||“Growing Together”||August 1, 1973–August 7, 1973(ID)
August 3, 1973–August 9, 1973(PA)
|1977||Moraine State Park, Pennsylvania||“Forward Together”||August 3, 1977–August 9, 1977||28,601|
|1981||Fort A.P. Hill,Virginia||“Scouting’s Reunion with History”||July 29, 1981–August 4, 1981||29,765|
|1985||Fort A.P. Hill, Virginia||“The Spirit Lives On”
BSA Diamond Jubilee (75th)
|July 24, 1985–July 30, 1985||32,615|
|1989||Fort A.P. Hill, Virginia||“The Adventure Begins…With America’s Youth”||August 3, 1989–August 9, 1989||32,717|
|1993||Fort A.P. Hill, Virginia||“Scouting…A bridge to the Future”||August 4, 1993–August 10, 1993||34,449|
|1997||Fort A.P. Hill, Virginia||“Character Counts…Be Prepared for the 21st century”||July 28, 1997–August 6, 1997||36,015|
|2001||Fort A.P. Hill, Virginia||“Strong Values, Strong Leaders…Character Counts”||July 23, 2001–August 1, 2001||42,002|
|2005||Fort A.P. Hill, Virginia||“Character Not Only Counts, It Multiplies”||July 25, 2005–August 3, 2005||43,307|
|2010||Fort A.P. Hill, Virginia||“Celebrating the Adventure, Continuing the Journey” (100th)||July 26, 2010–August 4, 2010||43,434|
I’m looking to buy all types of old Boy Scout items. Pins, Patches, Uniforms, Medals, Merit Badge Sashes, Pictures, Neckerchiefs, etc. If you have an item or items to sell, give me a call or email and I’ll tell you what I think.