New link added for Vigil Sash site

November 4, 2015 Glenn Chase New Site

Paul Myers has launched a great new web site at bsainsignia.com devoted to the Order of the Arrow Vigil Sash. It’s a fascinating journey through history complete with more information and pictures than you could imagine on this topic and it’s sure to become the default reference for this niche of collecting. I encourage you […]

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2014 updates to patchcamp.com

July 22, 2014 Glenn Chase Patch news

Several new links have been added to patchcamp.com so be sure to check them out! Bruce Raver’s rwsworld.com is on hiatus pending an update, so collectors of RWS (red and white strips) are fortunate to have a new resource dedicated to these historical emblems. RWS experts Frank Kern, Larry Kelley, and Blake Keasey have teamed […]

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Patchcamp picks up traffic as Jamboree 2013 approaches

July 1, 2013 Glenn Chase Patch news

The number of visitors to the Scout Patch Collectors Base Camp has increased dramatically as Scouts prepare for trading at the upcoming National Scout Jamboree scheduled for July 15-24 at the new Summit Bechtel Reserve in Mount Hope WV. To insure that Patchcamp patrons stay up to date the Jamboree links have been updated to […]

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Two sites added to patchcamp in April

April 22, 2013 Glenn Chase Base CampNew Site

For the first time in recent memory I had two requests to add links to patchcamp from awesome sites in the same week! Be sure to check out Andy’s excellent Scout Collecting UK site! I actually began my Scouting career as a Cub in the UK, but it was as a member of the Transatlantic […]

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Jamboree patch sites added to Patchcamp

September 19, 2012 Glenn Chase New Site

Many councils have already issued special patches to help raise funds for their contingents to attend the upcoming 2013 National Scout Jamboree next July. Fortunately an excellent site featuring lists and pictures of these emblems has been developed by Tom, who previously created a site to document the emblems of the 2010 National Scout Jamboree. […]

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As Jamboree approaches, 2 JSP sites disappear

March 9, 2010 Glenn Chase Base Camp

Emphasizing the transient nature of the internet, two web sites that archived images of Jamboree Shoulder Patches have disappeared, victims of the shutdown of their host, GeoCities. Developed by Michael Bungo of Great Trail Council, the 2001 and 2005 JSP web sites were pioneers in collecting and presenting pictures and information about jamboree shoulder patches.  […]

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Following the future of the Blue Book

August 4, 2009 Glenn Chase Base Camp

The Blue Book: Order of the Arrow Standard Insignia Catalog was first published in 1996, and for over a decade has been the primary reference for OA collectors. Published by the American Scouting Historical Society every two years to coincide with the National Order of the Arrow Conference, the first 5 issues were printed in […]

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New collecting supplies site added

July 28, 2009 Glenn Chase Base Camp

My collecting friend Joseph Klos has launched a new site that offers custom storage envelopes and binder pages specifically engineered for protecting and displaying embroidered patches. Check out besthobbypages.com (and tell him you heard about it from the Scout Patch Collector’s Base Camp!)

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2009noac.com added to Base Camp

July 28, 2009 Glenn Chase Base Camp

Jason Spangler has launched a new blog at 2009noac.com just in time for the 2009 National Order of the Arrow Conference to be held at Indiana University from August 1-6. Jason plans to report on the patch trading going on at NOAC using this blog as well as by microblogging through tweets. For the latter […]

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NOAC 2009 patches

July 7, 2009 Glenn Chase Base Camp

John Pannell is avidly tracking the Lodge emblems being issued for the upcoming 2009 National Order of the Arrow Conference on a special web page at oaimages.com, so I’ve revised the link that previously pointed to the 2006 NOAC patches to point to the new page. Not only are the patches for NOAC now more […]

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